Frequently Asked Questions:

How much does the CFM Program cost?

Tuition for the Certificate in Financial Management is $1500.

What are the class dates?

Class of 2019: Thursdays, Feb 21, Mar 7, 28, Apr 18, May 9, 30, Jun 20
9:00 am to 3:00 pm with 1 hour for lunch.

For Whom Is this Certificate Program Intended?
  • Current financial management staff seeking further education or a refresher;
  • Aspiring professionals seeking competence and professional opportunities in this area;
  • Program staff seeking understanding of this critical organizational function;
  • Individuals looking to make a career change and wanting a comprehensive and systematic way to acquire the competencies needed to be an effective nonprofit financial manager;
  • Volunteer leaders seeking greater understanding of the financial management function.
When are the Certificate Participants selected?

Applicants are accepted on a rolling basis as the Selection Group receives applications and accepts qualified participants. Once the allowable number of participants is selected, the Selection Group is unable to review further applications. Applicants are therefore encouraged to submit their applications as soon as possible. Applicants will hear from the selection group within a week of submitting application.

What do graduates receive?
  • A Certificate in Nonprofit Financial Management granted by the Center for Nonprofit Studies at Austin Community College
  • Continuing Education Units which may be used to meet other professional and/or accreditation requirements (the cost of which is included in the tuition)
  • A professional library of useful resources (i.e., the course handouts)
  • Public recognition of their participation and seriousness in seeking professional development and advancement
  • The opportunity to participate in a select group of individuals committed to promoting greater excellence within the Nonprofit Sector of Texas
  • The opportunity to network and develop a support group of trusted colleagues and mentors – as your nonprofit career evolves
  • Each participant gets an ACC identification number that allows access to all the resources available to ACC students, including library resources and internet access at ACC facilities
Where Are Classes Held?

All sessions will take place at the ACC Highland Business Center, 5930 Middle Fiskville Rd, Austin, TX 78752

Do I need to buy a parking permit?

Temporary parking permits will be provided prior to each session, so there is no need to purchase a parking permit.

Veterans Affairs educational benefits programs

You have a variety of military and veteran benefit programs to finance your college education. Work with an ACC Veterans Affairs specialist to identify the program that matches your needs.

The CNLM program qualifies for The Hazlewood Act tuition exemption program. Visit the ACC website for more information:

AmeriCorps Service Award Funds

You can use your AmeriCorps education award funds to pay your tuition to the CNLM program.

Learn more here:

Interpreter Services for Deaf/Hard of Hearing

Austin Community College provides you with American Sign Language interpreter services for:

  • Classroom-related activities (includes field trips, study groups, and professor meetings).
  • Student Life and other college-sponsored activities

Visit this website for more information and to request an interpreter:

Who do I call if I have more questions?

E-mail or call Barry Silverberg –, 512-223-7076