Low Tuition for a Quality Education
Austin Community College offers the best tuition rates in Central Texas. Our in-district tuition hasn’t changed in more than ten years, and we’ve lowered out-of-district costs. You can get an estimate of your costs by using the table below. Learn more about Costs of Attendance (COA).
General Tuition & Fees Information
- Tuition and general fees are set by the Austin Community College District Board of Trustees and determined by residency status.
- The table reflects total tuition and student fees charged for each credit hour.
- The totals do not reflect any additional course-specific fees that may appear on your bill. See fee descriptions below.
Note: Tuition rates are subject to change by the ACC Board of Trustees.
|Credit Hours||In-District||Out-of-District||Out-of-State &
|Fee or Charge||Fee Type||Description|
|Out of District Fee||Student||$201 per credit hour – Fee is charged to Texas resident students who live outside the ACC District.|
|General fee||Student||$15 per credit hour – Fee is used as a pledge against the Revenue Bond Debt Service payment. Revenue bonds are used to improve and construct the college’s facilities.|
|Student success fee||Student||$2 per credit hour – (formerly Student Activity Fee) Fee is charged to enhance student success via student life, student activities, and other services provided by the College.|
|Student||$1 per course. See information about Student Accident Insurance.|
|Sustainability fee||Student||The fee is $1 per semester credit hour, with the average student paying $8 a semester.|
|Student Parking fee||Student||$15 per year (optional)|
|First Day Book Fee||Course||Varies. See information about First Day Classes.|
|Course fee||Course||$50 per course
Certain courses provide additional instruction over the standard credit hour-based lecture (e.g., science labs). ACC charges the course fee for the costs associated with those courses.
|Course||$10 per course|
|Site fee||Course||Varies; see course description|
|Course||$150 per course charged to DUAL (formerly ECS) students when enrolled in a tuition exempt courses offered at an ACC campus (exceptions apply). Visit the dual credit website for more information.|
|Third Course Attempt||Course||$60 per credit hour for any course you have attempted three or more times will be added to the tuition charged for that course. See third course attempt/repeat courses.|
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