July 26, 2011


Qualified Storm Victims Offered a 50% Tuition Waiver

The Alabama State Board of Education has authorized Northeast Alabama Community College to assist students who were adversely affected by the storms of April 27, 2011. Northeast will provide a 50% tuition waiver for students to either enroll or re-enroll and who demonstrate a significant loss.

Dr. David Campbell, President of Northeast, stated, “We are happy to offer this waiver for those affected by the tornadoes that devastated so much of our area on April 27. We at Northeast realize the necessity of responding rapidly to assist students in our service area.” Dr. Campbell further stated, “We are well aware of the concern that some of our students who were victims of the storms have about completing programs of study and the very vital necessity of obtaining a two-year degree to be employable. This is one more way that Northeast can be responsive to the students and help with these concerns.”

To qualify for this 50% tuition waiver the following information should be provided:

1. An application for the tuition waiver and an application to the college should be filed in the Dean of Student Services Office.

2. Documentation of loss of employment due to the April 27 tornadoes should be provided.

3. Documentation of loss of home due to the April 27 tornadoes should be provided.

Students who are receiving funding under Workforce Investment Act of 1998 (WIA) and/or federal workforce assistance programs or who receive substantial tuition assistance are ineligible for the program.

Applications can be picked up in the office of Dean of Student Services, Tonie Niblett in SC 115A. Dean Niblett said, “We are glad to offer this assistance to our students who are not receiving any other substantial tuition assistance.” She added,” I would like for prospective recipients to feel free to come pick up an application for both the college and for this tuition waiver. We consider it our mission at Northeast to assist students in obtaining a two-year degree in any way that is within our power.”

For more information about this program, please contact the Office of the Dean of Student Services, Tonie Niblett, at extension 325 or email