Falls Church campus only: Scholarships, Grants, and Incentives

ACCT offers a number of scholarships to students.  Criteria for the award, application procedures and deadlines, and  amounts that may be awarded are described below.

All ACCT Scholarship and Grant Applications are due no later than seven calendar days prior to the start of an academic term  to be considered for that term. Students wishing to apply for any ACCT scholarships must complete the application form and bring it to the business office. Scholarships are applied toward tuition only and cannot be refunded for cash. Scholarship recipients must meet the following eligibility conditions:

  • Students cannot have any outstanding balance and/or must be up-to-date with their payment plans.
  • Students can only apply to one of the scholarships during his/her program.
  • Students must be current on all English requirements, where applicable.

Additional requirements for specific scholarships are provided below:

 

PRESIDENTIAL SCHOLARSHIP

Criteria for award – must be eligible, full time students who pursue their degree at ACCT and can demonstrate and document financial need due to sudden life changes or unexpected life events. See eligibility conditions above.

Application procedures and deadlines –complete application form, provide documentation, submit to business office, 7 days prior to quarter

Amounts that may be awarded - $600 (up to three quarters per approval)

MERIT SCHOLARSHIP for Academic Excellence

Criteria for award – Students must have completed at least 6 courses for graduate or 9 courses for undergraduate,     have a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.6, and no “R” or repeated classes on the transcript. (See eligibility conditions above.)

Application procedures and deadlines - complete application form,  provide documentation, submit to business office, 7 days prior to quarter

Amounts that may be awarded – Total award amount: $500,   Duration: One-Time only

 

LOYALTY/ CONTINUATION SCHOLARSHIP

Criteria for award – is available to full-time students who graduated from ACCT and seek to continue a second degree from ACCT. See eligibility conditions above.

Application procedures and deadlines – complete application form, provide documentation, submit to business office, 7 days prior to quarter

Amounts that may be awarded – Total Award Amount:  $600 a quarter,  Duration:  Up to program completion

ACCT FAMILY SCHOLARSHIP created to encourage families to study together and not be burdened with overwhelming financial challenges.

If a family member withdraws or is no longer an active student, then the ACCT Family Scholarship will immediately be dropped from the student that remains.  See eligibility conditions above. Criteria to be eligible include:

 

Criteria for award – applies to immediate family members of student only (defined in relation as parents, spouse, and siblings) that attend,   official documentation must be presented at time of application proving direct family relationship. See eligibility conditions above.

Application procedures and deadlines – complete application form, provide documentation, submit to business office, 7 days prior to quarter

Amounts that may be awarded - Total Award Amount – $200 off each class,         Quarterly

 

ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT GRANT  ACCT believes in making the world a better place, one student at a time.  ACCT reaches out to students in underdeveloped counties where economic disadvantages may hinder their pursuit of U.S. higher education.  The Economic Development Grant is offered to students in the “Top 100 Poorest Countries in the World.”*

 

Criteria for award  –   offered only to students taking classes while living in one of  the “Top 100 Poorest Countries in the World.”. If a student moves or changes addresses to a country not outlined in the top 100, then the Grant is automatically surrendered.  Documentation required. See eligibility conditions above.

Application procedures and deadlines – complete application form, provide documentation, submit to business office, 7 days prior to quarter

 

Amounts that may be awarded -  Total Award Amount: 75% off tuition, Duration: While residing in one of the designated countries.

 

ACCT encourages students to finish their studies in the US at one of our campuses in order to complete their degree, as only 50% of classes taken for a program can be completed online.

*The Poorest Countries in the World based on GDP (PPP) of a country, as defined by Global Finance Magazine (2015).  See the Business Department for a complete list of countries.

 

MILITARY VETERANS SCHOLARSHIPS: As an appreciation to Veterans of the armed services, ACCT is proud to provide the Veterans Scholarship.

 

Criteria for award   – veterans who apply and can show proof of active or previous enrollment in the armed services may receive a 25% scholarship.  This discount applies to the Veteran and immediate family members.

Application procedures and deadlines – complete application form, provide documentation, submit to business office, 7 days prior to quarter

Amounts that may be awarded -   Total Award Amount:  25% off tuition, Duration:  Up to 3 consecutive quarters

 

EMPLOYEE EDUCATIONAL BENEFITS:  Employees of ACCT are eligible for educational benefits.

Part-Time Employees are eligible to receive a benefit of 50% tuition.

Full-Time Employees are eligible to receive a benefit of 90% tuition.

Benefits are toward tuition only and not fees, and start with the next full quarter after date of hire, and only while employed at ACCT.  Student must be in good academic and financial standing to continue to receive benefit.

Definition of Full-Time Employee is a benefit-eligible, permanent Full-Time employee.  Educational benefits are extended to immediate family members of Full-Time employees.  For Shareholders, educational benefits remain at 100% for the shareholder,  and 90% for  immediate family members of shareholders.

Benefits are intended to be capped at 3 undergraduate classes, or 2 graduate classes, each quarter.  Exceptions may be made with approval IF the student is in his/her last intended quarter of study before graduation.

See HR for complete details.

 

PRESIDENT’S EARLY REGISTRATION PROMOTIONAL INCENTIVE: Approximately one month prior to the beginning of each quarter, the President of ACCT may announce the “President’s Early Registration Promotional Incentive” opportunity available to all ACCT students who have already attended courses at ACCT. For the one week designated by the President, students who have already enrolled and are attending ACCT must register for their coursework for the upcoming academic term during this week and will receive the opportunity to not only register for his/her coursework for the upcoming academic term, but during this designated week, as the student  registers, he/she will also have their Academic Resources Fee and their Registration Fee waived for the upcoming term for registering for their coursework early. The “President’s Early Registration Promotional Incentive” opportunity allows students who register early the opportunity to have of their academic fees owed to the institution waived. This incentive is open to all students at ACCT who have an approved payment plan and have a zero balance owed the institution at the time of registration. This incentive affects only the “President’s Early Registration Promotional Incentive” and there is no waiving of tuition at ACCT for students participating in this program. The “President’s Early Registration Promotional Incentive” is not available to students who have not yet matriculated. Thus, a student must have attended at least one academic term at ACCT to be eligible for the opportunity to participate in the “President’s Early Registration Promotional Incentive.” If a student has a question about the “President’s Early Registration Promotional Incentive” and/or wants to participate in the promotion, the student should contact  Ernesto Ragunton, Director of Student Financial Services.

 

NOTE:

ACCT reserves the unilateral right to change or terminate any or all of the benefits outlined in these scholarships, grants, and incentives policy anytime.

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Notice about Fees:

All student tuition and fees will be billed to the student’s account on week after the beginning of the academic term for which the student is enrolled.

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Lost & Found

Items found on campus will be turned in to the Student Services Office. To inquire about any lost or misplaced items, please contact the Student Services Office.

Student Use of ACCT Facilities

Students are welcome to use the facilities of the ACCT but are not permitted to remain in the ACCT building space after ACCT hours of operation without faculty supervision.

Student ID Cards

Each student is issued an ACCT Student photo ID card. The ID card is to be carried on campus at all times for security purposes.