Oct 02, 2022  
2022-2023 
    
2022-2023

Financial Aid


ACC Main Financial Webpage

For complete financial aid information including the following topics, please visit the ACC Financial Webpages.

  • Loans
  • Return of Title IV Funds
  • Federal Satisfactory Academic Progress Requirements
  • Penalties for Failing to Meet the Minimum Completion Rate or GPA
  • State Assistance Programs
  • Scholarships and Other Programs
  • Student Employment

Veterans Benefits/TA/GI Bill® (Federal)

Alvin Community College is approved for veteran’s educational training. Students who are veterans or eligible veterans’ dependents should contact either the VA Regional Office or the ACC VA Certifying Official(s) in the Registrar’s Office via email at veteranservices@alvincollege.edu. Students are encouraged to apply for benefits online at www.vets.gov/education. Eligibility to receive benefits is determined by the Veterans Administration. Certification of enrollment is not an automatic process; veterans must request certification each semester. All students receiving federal benefits must have an active degree plan on file. Only courses on the degree plan can be certified. Courses are not eligible for certification if they have already been successfully completed with a grade of D or better unless it is determined by the department chair that a particular course requires a higher grade for program admissions or degree completion. Only then, will that course be eligible for recertification.

This educational institution will not impose any penalty, including the assessment of late fees, the denial of access to classes, libraries or other institutional facilities, or the requirement that a covered individual borrow additional funds, on any covered individual because of the individual’s inability to meet his or her financial obligations to the institution due to the delayed disbursement of funding from the VA under Chapter 31 or 33.

Veterans may also be eligible to receive federal financial aid. Veterans will receive additional information regarding loans and federal aid via email. Students who plan to receive VA benefits must meet with a Financial Aid Advisor prior to receiving loans. Pathways advising is mandatory for all veterans. Student Accessibility Services, Career Counseling and individual counseling are available to veterans upon request. Please contact the Veterans Certifying Official at veteranservices@alvincollege.edu for more information. All recipients of benefits must comply with standards of academic progress as follows:

Standards of Academic Progress for VA Students

Satisfactory Progress

VA students must maintain a Cumulative Grade Point Average (CGPA) of 2.0.

Probation

Failure to maintain a 2.0 (CGPA) will result in the student being placed on probation. Students under probation status who achieve a 2.0 semester GPA can remain under this status until the CGPA rises above a 2.0.

Unsatisfactory Progress

Probation students who fail to maintain a semester GPA of 2.0 will be placed on VA suspension. Any student making a 0.0 GPA will automatically be placed on VA suspension. Suspensions will be reported to the VA and the student will not be certified for benefits.

Reinstatement of VA Education Benefits

Students under VA suspension may submit a written appeal to request reinstatement of the Veterans Benefits. Students must prove extenuating circumstances to be considered for an appeal. The appeal will be approved by the Vice President of Student Services. Students may only appeal once at ACC. If the student again fails to meet Satisfactory Academic Process the student will no longer be eligible to receive VA benefits at ACC.

HAZLEWOOD ACT (STATE OF TEXAS)

The Hazlewood Exemption provides exemption of payment for tuition and certain fees to honorably discharged or separated Texas veterans and to eligible dependent children and spouses of Texas veterans. Veterans must meet the following requirements:

  • Show DD-214
  • Confirm entrance (home of record or place of entry) from the State of Texas
  • Letter of ineligibility for the Montgomery G.I. Bill from the Department of Veterans Affairs, if discharge was post 9/11
  • Receipt of an honorable or under honorable conditions discharge
  • Served at least 180 days of active duty (excluding basic training time)
  • Resident of Texas for a minimum of 12 months prior to college registration
  • Not in default for any TX educational student loan
  • Submit official transcripts from all TX regionally accredited colleges or universities.

The “Hazlewood Legacy Act” permits eligible veterans to assign their unused hours to their children.

All Hazlewood applicants and recipients must meet the institutions financial aid requirements for satisfactory academic progress.

To apply for Hazlewood Benefits, email a scanned copy of the application, along with the supporting documentation to veteranservices@alvincollege.edu by the deadline.

Hazlewood Application Deadline

New applicants

First time Hazlewood veterans and/or their dependents must apply two weeks prior to the payment deadline of the term they plan to attend. If the application is submitted by the deadline, but not yet approved for whatever reason, the student must pay from personal funds to avoid being dropped for non-payment. Once approved, the student will be reimbursed. Applications submitted after the census date of the intended term will be processed for the following term.

Previous Recipients

Students who have used their Hazlewood benefits previously at ACC may apply through late registration.

The Veteran’s Specialist processes the application for benefits and notifies the student by email. For additional information, go to: https://www.tvc.texas.gov/education/hazlewood/.