ACC disburses more than $1M to help students pay for summer classes

The Austin Community College District (ACC) disbursed more than $1 million to help students pay for classes this summer. 

About $1 million of federal COVID funds went to help students who were impacted financially by the pandemic, and an additional $75,000 went to help forgive student debts at the college. 

Since the start of the pandemic, ACC has disbursed more than $58 million in Higher Education Emergency Relief Funds (HEERF) directly to students. To date, more than 16,420 students have received HEERF support. 

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The college’s debt forgiveness program also cleared small debts and outstanding balances for more than 8,100 students. These students all previously owed $1,000 or less for things such as books and course fees — and their balance was wiped to $0; clearing the way for them to register for more classes. 

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