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Everyone needs help from time to time and AACC stands ready to assist to students who may be facing financial crisis. Our financial aid officers will help you navigate through social and community services. Short-term issues may be addressed through AACC’s food pantry, or Helplink, a source of grant money for which students in need can apply.

Emergency Funds

If you are struggling with debilitating financial circumstances, please apply for a Helplink Grant and receive up to $300 of emergency funds in a single academic year.

Food Pantry

The Office of Student Engagement is a distribution partner of the Maryland Food Bank. Our campus pantry at AACC was created in partnership with the Maryland Food Bank and provides food to individuals and families in our community. Students, faculty, and staff have the opportunity to access up to 30 pounds of food each week they visit the food pantry. All that you need to bring with you is an official AACC ID!

Financial Aid

If you are homeless or in foster care, you may qualify for special tuition waivers, but regardless of your living status, please consult with a member of our financial aid team.

Mental and Physical Health Services

If you’re struggling financially while going to school, you may be experiencing mental and physical stress. Please schedule an appointment with one of our personal counselors and introduce yourself to Beth Mays in our Health & Wellness Center in Arnold.


We’re here to help.

Office of the Dean of Student Engagement

Tiffany Boykin


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