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 Your Future is Calling!

     The Northeast Alabama Adult Education Program offers campus tours each semester. Please contact Juliah Sanford for the details and more information about college campus tours in your area. 

Congratulations! You are already on the right path to a better education and better career opportunities. Take one step at a time and stay dedicated, because you can do this! You may not have thought college was for you, but with numerous financial aid opportunities and the various programs out there, college is more accessible today than ever. It's almost too good of an opportunity to pass up!

Think about all the people that want you to succeed. We are all here to help you in any way that we can. We are your Adult Education "family". It  is our job to assist you in accomplishing your goals and reaching dreams you may have never even considered.


Juliah Sanford, program assistant for adult education, helps GED® recipients make the transition to college. She assists students with applying to college, exploring financial aid opportunities, deciding on a major, and answering any other questions you might have about attending college. Contact Juliah Sanford by calling 256-638-2957 or 256-228-0021 or send an email to

Did You Know?

Any person who passes the GED® can take one college class for FREE at any community college in the state of Alabama. Take advantage of this wonderful opportunity to expand your educational experience!



Steps to Success

  • Go to GED® Classes

  • Pass your GED® Test

  • Make Career Goals

  • Apply for College

  • Check Into Financial Aid

  • Take the Compass Test

  • Get Advice & Register for Classes

  • Start Your College & Career Journey

Applying for Admissions

Admissions Checklist
Application Form

Campus Tour VIDEO

Northeast Alabama Community College
138 Alabama Hwy 35
P.O. Box 159
Rainsville, AL 35986
(256)638-2957 or


Federal Pell Grant

A Federal Pell Grant is money from the federal government awarded to college students with significant financial need. Since this award is a "grant", it does not have to be repaid. If you are a U.S. citizen or eligible non-citizen with valid documents, then you can apply for this federal aid by completing a form called the FAFSA.

Filling out the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) also has an additional bonus. Your college can use the information you provide to help determine if you are eligible for any of the college's grants, scholarships, or work study programs.

It is free to apply, and you can apply online with just a few simple steps:

Steps for Applying for Pell Grant

  • Apply online at (This is a FREE website). Use the IRS Data Retrieval Tool to expedite the time in getting the Pell Award.

  • Federal School Code is 001031 for Northeast Alabama Community College

  • Students are encouraged to apply as soon as possible after January 1 for the upcoming academic year, with July 15 as the priority deadline.

FAFSA checklist and video tutorial


A scholarship is like a grant in that it does not have to be repaid. However, scholarships are not necessarily given out based on financial need. Some scholarships are awarded to students based on academic ability, athletic ability, race, or a chosen profession.

Many colleges, including Northeast Alabama Community College and Snead State Community College, award scholarships for GED®  students based on their GED®  test scores. Full-tuition two-year scholarships and full-tuition summer scholarships are available.

2015 NACC Online Scholarship Application
This application is for several different institutional and private scholarships to Northeast Alabama Community College. The deadline to submit this online application is Friday, January 23, 2015. Click here to apply.

NACC GED Scholarship
The application deadline for the Northeast Alabama Community College GED Scholarship is April 30, 2015. Click here for the GED scholarship application.

Snead GED Scholarship
The application deadline for the Snead State Community College GED Scholarship is March 16, 2015.
Click here for more information.

Altrusa Scholarship
The application deadline for the Fort Payne/DeKalb County Altrusa Scholarship is March 18, 2015. In order to apply for this scholarship, the applicant must be a resident of DeKalb County.
Contact the adult education office at 256-638-2957 or for the complete application packet and information.

Pete Turnham GED Merit Scholarship
The application deadline for the Pete Turnham Scholarship is May 30, 2015. An ALAPCAE scholarship is available for one GED graduate from each of ALAPCAE’s nine Board Districts.  The recipient will receive a $500 scholarship to pay for tuition and/or books at a college of their choice. Click here for more information and the scholarship application.

You can find additional information on the scholarships your college has to offer by looking in the course catalog or on the college website. In general, students need to apply directly to a school, foundation or private company to compete for a scholarship. The website also lists various scholarships available across the nation.

Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act-WIOA Funding

WIA funding is primarily for dislocated workers or children of dislocated workers. This type of financial aid is based on income and does not cover all programs of study. For more information on eligible programs, go online to The Alabama Career Centers determine if participants are qualified.  Please contact one of the following offices to make an appointment or acquire more information:

Alabama Career Centers     

Fort Payne  256-845-2900 or 256-844-4709

Rainsville/NACC Campus  256-638-2239 (Wednesdays only from 8am-4:30pm)

Scottsboro  256-574-1720 (Impact Learning Center)

Albertville-  256-891-1300


Other Available Programs

Federal Supplemental Education Opportunity Grant
Federal College Work-Study
Alabama Student Assistance Program Grant
Academic Competitiveness Grant
Direct Student Loans
Veterans Education Benefits (Federal and State)
Vocational Rehabilitation
Trade Readjustment Act (TRA)
Prepaid Affordable College Tuition Program (PACT)
Senior Adult Scholarship
Scholarships (community and private)