NACC

Financial Aid Office

All financial aid forms are submitted electronically through the MyNACC student portal (FAQ #10). If students cannot access their portal, please email the financial aid forms to finaid@nacc.edu. When emailing documents, please make sure to list your name and A# for identification purposes, but Do Not list personal identifying information (SSN, etc).

On-campus FAFSA Help Sessions are available every Wednesday at 1:00 p.m. in the Student Center room 111. Please use the following link to register for a FAFSA Help Session https://northeast.secure.force.com/events#/list?keyword=FAFSA.

FAFSA Application Forms Frequently Asked Questions

Tuition and Fees Payment Plan SAP

Contact Information
Location: Wallace Administration Building Room 101
Email: finaid@nacc.edu
Phone: (256) 638-4418 or (256) 228-6001
Fax: (256) 638-1139

Picture of Kip Williamson, Director of Financial Aid
Kip Williamson
Director
williamsonkip@nacc.edu  
Ext. 2253
Picture of Jennifer Brown
Jennifer Brown
brownj@nacc.edu
Ext. 2275
Picture of Stacy Guffey
Stacy Guffey
guffeys@nacc.edu
Ex. 2327
Picture of Brenda Hernandez
Brenda Hernandez
hernandezb@nacc.edu
Ex. 2227
Picture of Barbara Cook
Barbara Cook
cookbarbara@nacc.edu
Ext. 2344

The objective of the Financial aid Office is to assist students who have financial need by providing an aid package that may include scholarships, grants, loans, and work on campus. Any prospective or enrolled student may apply for financial aid. A financial need is established when it is determined that the resources of the family (expected family contribution, the primary source of student finances) do not meet the cost of attending a particular college.

To be considered for most types of financial assistance, you must first complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) each year before the Fall Semester. Northeast Alabama Community College encourages students to apply as soon as possible after October 1 for the upcoming academic year, with July 15 as the priority deadline.(The academic year is fall-spring-summer, in that order.)

Lifetime Eligibility

Students have a lifetime eligibility limit of 12 full time semesters or equivalent to receive a Pell Grant. This lifetime eligibility limit applies no matter when a student received the first Pell award.

Summer Term

Pell Grants are available for all three terms in the academic year 2022-2023. If you are starting college in the summer, you must apply for summer Pell in the current year (2022-2023) in addition to applying for fall/spring Pell for the upcoming year (2023-2024).

Changed need during the year

If your financial needs change during the academic year after you apply, you may submit your new information for consideration; contact the Financial Aid Office to see how.

Financial Aid Programs


The Pell Grant is an entitlement program which does not have to be repaid. Any funds remaining will be paid directly to the student by check or direct deposit from the Business Office within 14 calendar days after the disbursement date.

Federal College Work-Study provides jobs on campus for students who need financial aid and who must earn a part of their education expenses. Students work up to 15 hours per week at the minimum wage rate and are paid as the end of each month. Limited positions are available each year.

The Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant may range from $100 to $1200 per academic year and does not have to be repaid. It is based on the lowed Expected Family Contribution (EFC).

The Alabama Student Assistance Program Grant may range from $300 to $1200 per academic year and is determined by the lowest Expected Family Contribution (EFC).

If you feel you are eligible for state or federal benefits based on your military service or that of a parent or spouse, please refer to the Veterans Benefits page or contact Jennifer Brown Ext. 2275 or Brenda Hernandez Ext. 2227. Go to Veteran Benefits

The U.S. Congress and President Obama passed the Workforce Investment Opportunity Act in 2015 to create a customer-focused approach to investing in workforce activities. To determine eligibility you need to visit your local Career Center: Fort Payne 256-844-4709, Scottsboro 256-574-4512, and Albertville 256-891-7722. If you have questions please contact Barbara Cook at cookb@nacc.edu, college phone Ext. 2344.

The TRA program helps workers who have lost their jobs as a result of foreign trade. To determine eligibility you need to visit your local Career Center: Fort Payne 256-844-4709, Scottsboro 256-574-4512, and Albertville 256-891-7722. If you have questions please contact Barbara Cook at cookb@nacc.edu, college phone Ext. 2344.

Six Steps To Apply For Financial Aid

Zoom Help sessions are available by appointment. Please email finaid@nacc.edu to schedule a time to assist you in applying. If possible, bring your 2020 tax return forms for the 2022-2023 academic year & 2021 tax return forms for the 2023-2024 academic year.

Ask Financial Aid staff members any questions you have, either at the help sessions or by contacting them.
1. Apply to NACC
• Go to Apply for Admissions

2. Apply for a FSA ID
• Go to studentaid.gov (student and parent)
• FSA ID doesn't change from year to year. If you've completed one, you may skip this step.

3. Complete the FAFSA: Free Application for Federal Student Aid
• Go to studentaid.gov
• Click "Apply For Aid" or "Login"
• NACC School Code is 001031
• Make sure to click on the IRS Data Retrieval Tool

Do you have a substantial decrease in family income from the tax information provided on your FAFSA? We may be able to adjust your income through a Professional Judgement to get you more Pell grant money. Contact the Financial Aid Office for more information.

4. The Department of Education will send you a SAR (Student Aid Report)
• The SAR will indicate the approximate amount of student award according to the EFC (Expected Family Contribution) number.
5. For Direct Student Loan information
• Visit studentaid.gov after filling out the FAFSA
• Entrance Counseling and Master Promissory Note (MPN) must be completed
• To accept a loan, you must accept on your MyNACC account.

6. NACC will send you a notification email with a link where you will complete your financial aid requirements.
• Read the requirements for Standards of Progress (SAP)
• Complete all unsatisfied requirements

Important note: If the EFC number has an *….then you have been chosen for “Verification.” This means that all of the FAFSA information must be verified. Using the IRS Data Retrieval Tool will be sufficient for this verification. If you cannot use the IRS Data Retrieval Tool, then you must get an IRS Tax Return Transcript here: https://www.irs.gov/Individuals/Get-Transcript

Who is NOT eligible to use the IRS Data Retrieval Tool:
•The student/parent is married, and either the student/parent or his/her spouse filed as Married Filing Separately.
•The student/parent is married, and either the student/parent or his/her spouse filed as Head of Household.
•The parents’ marital status is “Unmarried and both parents living together.”
•The student/parent filed a Form 1040X amended tax return. Remember, the Form 1040X is used to correct your original tax return.
•The student/parent filed a Puerto Rican or foreign tax return.

Tip: Most FAFSA questions are answered in Help, a link near the top of the main FAFSA page.

It is the official policy of the Alabama Community College System Board of Trustees and entities under its direction and control, including Northeast Alabama Community College, that no person shall be discriminated against on the basis of any impermissible criterion or characteristic, including, without limitation, race, color, national origin, religion, marital status, disability, sex, age, or any other protected class as defined by federal and state law. (Sources: ACCS Board of Trustees Policies 601.02 – 4/13/16 and 800.00 – 5/10/17).

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Comments regarding Financial Aid should be addressed to Kip Williamson, Director of Financial Aid, williamsonkip@nacc.edu or college phone extension 2253.

Full policies of Northeast Alabama Community College are published in the Faculty and Staff Handbook (employment policies), or the Catalog (academic and student policies), or can be obtained from the Office of the President. While this website attempts to present information accurately, it does not constitute the complete statement of policies of Northeast Alabama Community College. Contents are subject to change without notice.

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