Board of Trustees unanimously approves the decision to maintain tuition & fees for 2024-25

In a historic decision, the Austin Community College District (ACC) Board of Trustees unanimously approved maintaining tuition rates for the 2024/25 academic year. This marks the 11th consecutive year tuition and fees remain unchanged at ACC, highlighting the college’s commitment to providing affordable higher education opportunities to all students. The board approved the vote during its regular meeting on Monday, April 1.

“I don’t know how many colleges can say for they have kept tuition and fees the same for over a decade. I am proud of this board’s commitment to support all of our students  — and a big part of that is making college affordable,” says Dr. Barbara Mink, ACC board chair. “It’s our mission as Trustees to represent our community and to bring their needs to the forefront of the work we do here. Our vote today to maintain tuition at ACC for the 11th year in a row is something I’m incredibly proud of. “ 

In-district students at ACC will continue to pay $67 per credit hour for tuition—with fees, it comes to $85 per credit hour. The out-of-district fee will remain the same at $201 per credit hour. Trustees voted to lower these out-of-district fees in recent years. 

What Maintaining Rates Means for Students

With Monday’s vote, ACC’s tuition rate remains an estimated 31% lower than if it increased at the same rate of inflation. Considering an inflation rate of 2.5% — tuition would have gone from $67 per credit hour to $88 per credit hour over the past 11 years.  

How ACC Tuition Stacks Up Across the State

According to 2024-25 tuition and fee rates published by the Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board, ACC students who live in-district pay among the lowest rates in the state compared with other area institutions:

In-District Cost for One Year of College (30 Credit Hours – Including Tuition & Fees)

  • Austin Community College: $2,550
  • Alamo Community College: $3,412
  • Texas State Technical College: $7,212
  • The University of Texas: $10,858
  • Texas A&M University: $11,550
  • Texas State University: $12,220

Those who live within the ACC taxing district are considered in-district and receive reduced fees. These areas include the City of Austin and the Austin, Leander, Manor, Del Valle, Round Rock, Elgin, and Hays school districts. You can learn more and view the college’s service area at

More Savings for Students

The vote comes the same day ACC’s Board of Trustees approved a pilot program to make tuition & general fees for all 2024 high school grads and GED® completers. Starting fall 2024, students who graduated from high school or earned their GED® after July 1, 2023, will receive free tuition and general fees from ACC. Read more about the groundbreaking program here

The approved tuition and fee rates go into effect for the fall 2024 semester. 

Registration for fall classes begins on Monday, May 13, and opens for everyone Friday, May 17. The semester begins on Monday, August 26. For more information, visit