When applying for financial aid, you’ll find funding options for various academic and socioeconomic needs. To help you navigate your options, our admissions counselors offer affordability appointments to discuss your needs and develop sustainable goals.
Your admissions materials will include your financial aid package based on your academic record and completed FAFSA. You may also be eligible to apply for targeted ACU scholarships or to obtain employment through the Work-Study program. Remember to submit your FAFSA materials after the application opens on October 1, then anticipate your financial aid package in early spring!
Financial aid in the form of loans is borrowed now and repaid later, usually after you graduate. Your FAFSA information will determine your eligibility for federal loans, but you may also seek out private loans that will be verified by ACU’s Office of Student Financial Services.
Unlike loans, you do not have to repay grant aid. Grant funding is renewed by sustaining your academic progress and demonstrating commitment to your education. ACU offers some need-based grants, and you may also qualify for state or federal grant aid. Like other federal funding, your eligibility for grants such as the Federal Pell Grant is based on your FAFSA filing.
To celebrate your achievements and endeavors, your admissions packet may include details on ACU scholarships based on your academic merit and/or extracurricular, service-learning and leadership involvement.
Based on your FAFSA information, you may be eligible for Work-Study through the federal or Texas government. This program allows you to work part-time as you complete your degree, gaining valuable career experience while funding your education.