AC Perks

AC Perks

The Perkins Basic Grant Program supports colleges in educating students who enroll in Career and Technical Education (CTE) courses and programs in preparation for high-skill, high-wage, or high-demand occupations.

AC Perks applicants must:
• Be a declared major in an approved CTE program
• Fall into at least one of the special populations categories
• Maintain a 2.0 GPA
• Apply to the AC Perks program

Services Available:
• Child care reimbursement
• Transportation reimbursement (traveling 20 miles or more to/from campus or clinicals)
• Bus passes
• Electronics device for online textbooks
• Funds for Access Codes

Approved CTE Programs:
• Health Careers
• Business and Technology (excluding Associate of Arts in Business Administration &
• Graphic Arts
• Fire Academy
• Police Academy
• Medical Assistant

Special populations categories:

• Individuals with disabilities
• Individuals from economically disadvantaged families, including low-income youth and
adults (receiving Pell)
• Individuals preparing for non-traditional fields
• Single parents, including single pregnant women
• Out-of-workforce individuals
• English learners
• Homeless individuals described in the McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act
• Youth who are in, or have aged out of, the foster care system
• Youth with a parent who is a member of the armed forces or is on active duty.

To apply:
1. Log in on the AC Portal.
2. Select Student Services.
3. Complete the Student Support Services Application for AC Perks.

(936) 633-5344