Your Next Steps

Congratulations, Wildcat! We’re committed to making the ACU experience as affordable as possible for everyone by offering an innovative tuition model, institutional financial aid, no-interest payment plans, resources to external funding, and access to a team of financial aid professionals to help guide you through the process. Now that you are admitted, use your interactive award letter and the resources below to navigate your financial aid journey.

More than 98 percent of incoming students like you received some form of merit- or need-based financial aid in the form of scholarships, grants, loans and work-study. Learn more about your next steps in the financial aid process by exploring the resources below.

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Affordability Information

At Abilene Christian University, we understand the stress of the cost of a college education. ACU is doing its part to increase access to higher education by offering an innovative block tuition plan. Block tuition allows students to take up to 36 credit hours across the entire academic year for one price.

Discover more about annual block tuition by clicking on the video link below. We also recommend estimating your out-of-pocket expenses by completing the worksheet. In this additional resource, you will be guided step by step to determine your estimated direct costs resulting in the total financial aid amount that would be awarded to you as a student. Click on the button below to access the worksheet.

what is block tuition? Calculate Your Balance
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About Federal Direct Loans

All financial aid programs are dependent upon your completed Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). By completing the FAFSA, all students could be eligible for loan assistance through the federal government such as federal direct loans. Take some time to watch the video resource we have provided to learn more about federal direct loans.

Interested in a guide to walk you through on how to accept your loans? Click on the checklist below to follow the outline on accepting your loans.

Accepting Loans

FAFSA Dependence vs. Independence

About Private Scholarships

Private scholarships are an additional resource that is available to any student. To ensure you have the resources you need to help jump-start your search, we have put together some tips for navigating private scholarships. It’s never too early to begin your search. Scholarship money is limited and is always associated with a deadline.

Private Scholarships
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About Financial Aid & Payments

At ACU, we want to help you understand what resources you have available to check on your financial aid and student bill status. Whether it’s with one of our experts in Wildcat Central, or accessing real-time information through myACU, this video will help you understand the resources that will connect you to answers regarding your financial aid, billing details, and payment plan options.

Pay Plan