Trustees hold tuition rates steady, lower out-of-district fees

In-district tuition and fees at Austin Community College (ACC) will remain unchanged for a fifth consecutive year, and out-of-district fees and out-of-state tuition will decrease. The college’s Board of Trustees approved the 2018-19 tuition and fee rates at its May meeting.

“ACC is committed to ensuring students have not only an accessible path to college but an affordable path forward,” says Gigi Edwards Bryant, ACC Board of Trustees vice chair. “Paying for college is a struggle for many. I’m proud that we’re taking a step in the right direction to increase accessibility.”

The out-of-district fees and out-of-state tuition will drop $2 per credit hour for 2018-19.

“We recognized that the tuition and fee rates for students outside our taxing district were becoming a barrier for many,” says Neil Vickers, ACC executive vice president of finance and administration. “With this change, we can begin to alleviate some of that pressure.”

The new rates will retain a sizeable difference between in-district and out of district. Students who live within the district support the college through tax dollars and receive lower rates. According to Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board, 2018-19 in-district students at ACC save approximately 80 percent in tuition and fees on a two-year degree compared with other area institutions.

Cost for Two Years of College (60 Credits)

  • ACC: $5,100
  • Texas A&M: $20,632
  • University of Texas: $20,184
  • Texas State University: $21,840
  • Independent University: $60,942

The ACC District includes the City of Austin as well as the Austin, Leander, Manor, Del Valle, Round Rock, Elgin, and Hays school districts.

Summer 2018 registration is underway. Fall registration is underway for current and former students and opens on May 29 for new students. Visit

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