Federal Pell Grant This federal student financial aid program is the foundation upon which financial aid packages are based. Annual award amounts vary according to student enrollment status and the payment schedule provided by the U. S. Department of Education. Pell Grants are Federal funds that do not have to be repaid. Federal Pell Grants are paid to students once each term, two weeks into the semester. Financial aid is awarded only after all required documents are received, reviewed, and approved by Alabama Southern Financial Aid staff.
Pell Grant awards are prorated according to the number of hours in which the student enrolls and attends each term. Awards are prorated according to the following table:
6 - 8 credit hours - Student receives 50% of full award for the term 9 - 11 credit hours - Student receives 75% of full award for the term 12 or more credit hours - Student receives 100% of full award for the term
Students are paid according to the number of credit hours they are enrolled in as of the end of the College's official drop and add period. Students who take fewer than six hours may be eligible to receive Federal Pell Grant benefits. Your award letter indicates the amount as a full time student. If a student goes full time in the Fall and Spring, then he/she will have NO Pell funds available for Summer term. Any Pell funds not used in Fall and Spring terms will be carried over into Summer term.
To apply for Pell, FWS, FSEOG, or ASAP, the FAFSA is required. Click here to complete the FAFSA online at http://www.fafsa.ed.gov/. To obtain additional information call 251-575-8256, 334-637-3168 or write to Student Financial Aid, Alabama Southern Community College, P. O. Box 2000, Monroeville, AL 36461 or P. O. Box 2000, Thomasville, AL 36784.
Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG) This federal grant program is administered by ASCC and provides grants to students who demonstrate exceptional financial need. FSEOG funds are extremely limited, and are distributed to students in the most need based on a priority system using the student's expected family contribution (EFC).
Federal Work Study (FWS) This federal work study program provides jobs for qualified students who have financial need and who desire to earn part of their educational expenses. FWS awards vary widely, with students working 8 to 15 hours per week. Student workers are paid the prevailing minimum wage, which is currently $5.15 per hour. Students are paid once per month, on the last working day of the month. Interested students may apply for FWS by submitting a resume/application to the Financial Aid Office. The Financial Aid Office will circulate the resume to offices with openings. The offices with openings may, at their discretion, interview several candidates for the position(s). Hiring is competitive. We will not be able to fund all students interested in working.
Alabama Student Assistance Program (ASAP) To be eligible for this state-funded grant program, students must be residents of the state of Alabama and must be able to demonstrate financial need. Students are selected to receive ASAP based on a priority system using the student's expected family contribution (EFC).
Vocational Rehabilitation Students who have physical or mental conditions that interfere with their ability to work may be eligible for assistance through the Vocational Rehabilitation Service. Vocational Rehabilitation can provide assistance with books, tolls, and tuition. Eligibility must be established through the VRS counselor.
WIA The Workforce Investment Act (WIA) Program offers assistance to selected eligible individuals who enter approved training programs at Alabama Southern Community College. Funds are generally provided for tuition, fees, tolls, and books. The local Alabama Employment Office determines eligibility.
Alabama Southern Scholarships Alabama Southern offers several valuable scholarships for graduating seniors in our service area. All students who have received scholastic or leadership recognition are encouraged to apply. Our Scholarships have specific academic requirements, and some have special conditions to be met. Applications should be submitted to the Office of Financial Aid.
All scholarship applications are due February 15. Scholarships are evaluated in the order in which they are received. Students applying for scholarships must submit a complete scholarship package. A complete package includes: 1) Scholarship Application, 2) Admission Application, 3) High School Transcript.