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How to Apply

Students who plan to apply for financial aid should visit the financial aid office as soon as they apply for admission. Students must submit all necessary documentation to the financial aid office by the Financial Aid Priority Date in order to be considered for priority processing. Students who fail to meet this priority deadline may have their financial aid delayed and cannot be assured that aid will be available for payment of tuition and fees at the time of registration, thus requiring them to personally pay their tuition and fees.

Financial Aid Priority Dates are:

  • Fall Semester – July 1
  • Spring Semester – December 1
  • Summer Semester – April 15

Students must apply for financial aid each academic year. The award year begins with fall semester and includes the following Spring and Summer term. Students should apply as soon as they (and their parents if they are a dependent student) complete their Federal Income Tax Return each year.

Eligibility - To be eligible to receive aid, a student must meet the following requirements:

  1. Have a high school diploma, or GED, or demonstrate ability-to-benefit for certain technical courses.
  2. Be enrolled as a regular student in an eligible program working toward a degree or certificate.
  3. Be a U.S. citizen or eligible non-citizen.
  4. Maintain satisfactory academic progress.
  5. Have a valid social security number.
  6. Not owe a refund on a federal grant or be in default on a federal educational loan.
  7. Be registered with selective service, if required. www.sss.gov
    1. Have a clear record in the National Student Loan Data System. This system provides history of financial aid received at prior colleges. Students are responsible for clearing transfer information.

All students applying for financial aid should make sure their official admissions file contains a completed application for admission and the required high school transcript or GED certification, or if a transfer student, an official college transcript. Students may register for classes under a conditional status, but NO financial aid will be disbursed until all requirements are complete in the Records Office.

In order to apply for a Federal Pell Grant, Federal Work-Study, Federal SEOG, or Alabama Student Assistance a student must:

  • Complete all sections of the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Students must set up a FAFSA i.d. and password. Students must list the Alabama Southern Title IV Code (001034) in the application or the financial aid process will be significantly delayed.
  • Students must now request an IRS tax return from the IRS. Click here to view the tax transcript request instructions.
  • The ASCC Financial Aid Office may then ask for additional documents, such as documentation of Social Security or child support benefits received, child support benefits paid, etc. The student's file is not considered complete until all requested documentation is received in the ASCC Financial Aid Office.

Students desiring to apply for an Alabama Southern Scholarships: Academic, Leadership, Athletic, Performing Arts, or Industry must:

  1. Apply for admission to Alabama Southern.
  2. Complete an Alabama Southern scholarship application, indicating the type/s of scholarship/s desired.
  3. Submit a high school transcript.
  4. Mail the completed scholarship application and any other required documents to LaSha Nelson(lnelson@ascc.edu/(251) 637-3168) by the February 15th deadline. ALL applications for scholarships are due by February 15th.

Click here to complete the FAFSA online at www.fafsa.ed.gov. To obtain additional information call 251-575-8256 or 334-637-3168, or write to Student Financial Aid, Alabama Southern Community College, P.O. Box 2000, Monroeville, AL 6461 or P.O. Box 2000, Thomasville, AL 36784.

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