Several offices are closed and some have cut hours tremendously, making it a challenge for those who have on-campus jobs and depend on that money.
"I have a couple friends who work in actual departments and a lot of the times, especially during the holidays the departments just close down," says Matthew Taylor, a senior at ACU.
Fortunately for Taylor, he works in ACU's campus mail room, which stays open for part of the Christmas break.
"We have to come in a little bit later now, so I don't get as many hours as I usually do," he explains.
Even though Taylor is still working, the cut in hours will play a big role in how he chooses to spend his money during this holiday season and budgets for the future.
"I come from a single parent home and so trying to pay for college is kind of hard, especially coming here to ACU," says Taylor.
Some of Taylor's friends who are out of work for the break have already lined up jobs in their hometown.
"Some of them babysit, or they cut grass if they can," he says.
Even though it is a time to be with family and friends, Taylor is just one of many students who have to do what they have to do, in order to make ends meet.
"I'm actually going to be looking to pick up another job during this break," says Taylor.