Grant and Loan Programs
Students applying for Federal Aid may do so by completing the Free Application for Federal Student
Aid. The FAFSA application is available at studentaid.gov. Students must be accepted to ACI before
their financial aid applications will be processed. ACI’s federal school code is 041209.
Federal Pell Grants
Federal Pell Grants are free monies received by students from the government. These grants are based on
financial need and are determined once a FAFSA has been completed and a Student Aid Report has
been generated. Provided all terms and conditions are met, these grants do not need to be repaid.
FREEDOM GRANT (Diploma Program Only)
The Freedom Grant is available to all applicants who have prior military service or a direct family member with prior service. The student must submit a copy of their military identification, DD214 or their family member’s military documentation at the time of enrollment to receive the percentage based, tuition reduction (non-cash grant). Those awarded the Freedom Grant will receive the aforementioned tuition reduction upon maintaining a minimum 2.0 grade point average. If the student does not complete the program, the scholarship amount will be prorated based on the time attended.
**Please check with ACI’s Financial Aid Office for current tuition reduction rates