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!
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
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, award scholarships for GED® students based on their GED® test scores. Full-tuition two-year scholarships and full-tuition summer scholarships are available.
2017 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 January 20, 2017.
NACC GED Scholarship
The application deadline for the Northeast Alabama Community College GED Scholarship is April 30, 2017. Please contact Juliah Sanford for an application or more information.
Snead GED Scholarship
The application deadline for the Snead State Community College GED Scholarship is mid-March 2017. Please contact Juliah Sanford for more information.
The application deadline for the Fort Payne/DeKalb County Altrusa Scholarship is mid-March 2017. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org for the complete application packet and information.
Pete Turnham GED Merit Scholarship
The application deadline for the Pete Turnham Scholarship is usually at the end of May. 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.
WIOA 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 https://www.etpl.alabama.gov/. 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 256-638-4418 Ext. 2324 (Wednesdays only from 8 am-12:00 Noon)
Scottsboro 256-574-1720 (Impact Learning Center)
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)
Trade Readjustment Act (TRA)
Prepaid Affordable College Tuition Program (PACT)
Senior Adult Scholarship
Scholarships (community and private)