Financial aid is first applied against your unpaid tuition and fees. The credit is made on your account after the drop period has concluded and after attendance has been recorded. Award amounts for scholarships and grants are adjusted to reflect your actual enrollment at the conclusion of the drop period.
If you are registered for classes, you can use View Disbursements on the MyAwards option on Financial Aid Self-Services to see how your financial aid will be applied to your term balance.
Pending financial aid may not show up on your term balance until the day after you register. Our system checks to see if your classes are required before making the calculation; this process happens overnight.
To check the status of your financial aid, go to: MyAACC > Menu > Self-Services > Financial Aid.
You can view and make a payment on your term balance using MyAACC> Menu> Self-Services> Financial Information. AACC's cashier’s office emails students about payment due dates.
Eligible enrolled students whose grant, scholarship and/or certified loan funds exceed their charges may be eligible to use book advances to charge their books against pending financial aid. Each term, AACC's financial aid office emails eligible students with their book advance information.
If you are not applying for financial aid but need help purchasing books, you may still be eligible for a book advance. All of your tuition payments must be current with the AACC cashier’s office to be issued a book advance. Book advances may be used only for books and supplies at the AACC Bookstore. All charges and must be paid off by the end of the term.
If you haven't received your advance by email or are interested in a book advance because you're current on your tuition payments, email email@example.com for information.
The college also offers an AACC Bookstore line of credit up to $500 per term to those using their VA benefits at AACC. The amount spent will be added to your bill for the term. It is your responsibility to pay the account in full by the due date of the last payment plan installment.
Learn more about using VA Educational Benefits at AACC.
Book purchases cannot be charged without a valid AACC student ID number. Your AACC student ID number is listed in MYAACC when you log in to the portal. It also appears on many of the communication you receive from the college, including your billing statements and student schedule.
If your total financial aid exceeds your tuition, fees and book charges, you will receive the balance of your financial aid in the form of a refund. You may use these funds to help pay other education costs such as child care and transportation.
E-Check (Electronic Checks)
An e-check refund is a direct deposit that is made via an electronic transfer to a personal checking or savings account in the United States. E-check refunds are a safe and secure way to make sure your money gets into your account in the most convenient way possible. You also won't have to wait for a paper check to arrive in the mail.
If your account is not verified prior to the refund processing, it will result in a paper check. This may happen if you set up your account information at the same time the check process is running. A verified account will have a green check mark in the “verification” column. You can only have one bank account active to receive funds.
Go to MyAACC > Menu > Self-Services > Financial Information > Banking Information to enroll.
Refunds not authorized for direct deposit will be mailed to students within 15 days of the time the disbursement is made. Direct deposit, depending on the bank, can take up to five business days.
Students employed under these programs receive bimonthly payroll checks for hours worked.