NACC

Financial Aid Office

The priority deadline for completing your FAFSA for the fall semester is July 15th! 

If you plan to attend the Summer 2024 semester, you must complete the 2023-2024 FAFSA application. If you plan to attend the Fall 2024 semester, you must complete the 2024-2025 FAFSA application. 

The Financial Aid Office is located in the Wallace Administration Building Room 101. Please contact us by email at finaid@nacc.edu, phone at (256) 638-4418 or (256) 228-6001, or fax (256) 638-1139. 

Picture of Kip Williamson, Financial Aid Director

Kip Williamson
Director
williamsonkip@nacc.edu  
Ext. 2253

Picture of Ellen McCallie, Financial Aid Office Clerk

Ellen McCallie
Financial Aid Office Clerk
mccalliee@nacc.edu
Ext. 2223

Picture of Brenda Hernandez, Title IV Specialist

Brenda Hernandez
Title IV Specialist
hernandezb@nacc.edu
Ex. 2227

Picture of Jennifer Brown, Title IV Specialist 

Jennifer Brown
Title IV Specialist 
brownj@nacc.edu
Ext. 2275

Holly Williams
Title IV Specialist
williamsh@nacc.edu
Ex. 2372

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 of the aid being posted on the students financial account.

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.

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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