Frequently Asked Questions
What is ACES?
Alamo Colleges Educational Services (ACES) is an online portal which allows students to perform a variety of functions related to their educational pursuits. Students can also monitor the status of their financial aid applications including outstanding financial aid requirements & award details.
What else does ACES offer?
For financial aid, students can check or obtain:
- * your Banner ID needed for college staff to access all financial aid information
- unsatisfied requirements related to FAFSA, Verification, Appeals, and more
- document status as related to Verification, Direct Loans, Appeals and more
- your SAP (Satisfactory Academic Progress) status
- the Award Summary which notifies students whether they are eligible and shows the actual Fall and Spring award
- the Account Summary which shows your bill, the award once it credits to your account, a refund (if the award is greater than tuition), and any remaining balance the student is responsible for after the award has credited.
* Student Financial Aid staff including call center agents cannot access students information or research a Banner ID via a social security number. Students are required to have their Banner ID at the time they visit or call the Student Financial Services office.
What is my ACES e-mail?
Your ACES e-mail, which can also be accessed through ACES, will be the official mode of communication between you and the Alamo Colleges. It is important for students to check their ACES e-mail on a regular basis, failure to do so could result in missed deadlines, unsatisfied requirements, or other important updates.
For more information on the Alamo Colleges e-mail policy go to: F.7.1 (Policy) Student Email Account an Official Mode of Communication
Where exactly can I find my financial aid information on ACES?
Once logged in all information can be found on the student's Financial Aid tab.
I turned in my documents but ACES still lists them as incomplete (red flags)
The status for your documents will remain a red flag or unsatisfied until the document is reviewed by the financial aid office and completed. Once you see the status update to a check mark, this means your document has been processed and it has been determined if you qualify for aid.