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NW-SCC provides “Jump Start” on education

Published 3:58pm Tuesday, March 19, 2013

Northwest-Shoals Community College (NW-SCC) is providing a “Jump Start” on education for the 2013 graduating class by offering them one free class, which comes out to a savings of up to $544 for a four-hour class.
“This program is intended to help students apply for any unused Federal Financial Aid funds,” NW-SCC Financial Aid Director Shauna James said.
“These funds along with the summer scholarship program are selected to help college freshmen prepare for their future while saving time and money. We want to encourage students to apply early for federal aid. Those not receiving federal aid will still be eligible for summer scholarships.”
Students who graduate from high school in spring 2013 with a credit-based, standard or advanced high school diploma are eligible to apply. The scholarship has no effect on any other financial aid and it will not affect plans to attend another school in the fall.
To qualify for the free tuition scholarship, students should complete the following by the priority deadline of April 1, 2013:
• Complete the 2012-2013 Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) form using 2011 income information. This application can be submitted online at
• Complete the NW-SCC application for admission. The application is obtainable from the high school counselor or at NW-SCC. There is no application fee.
• Approximately five days after submitting your FAFSA online, all students should contact the NW-SCC Financial Aid office for further assistance.
Those not qualifying for financial aid will be eligible to apply for a summer scholarship.
Once this process is completed, the student will then receive information on college placement testing, advising and registration for the 2013 summer semester. Students taking advantage of the “Jump Start” program will be given the opportunity to register early for academic, technical, day, evening or online courses.
The summer semester begins May 29 for full and first mini-term classes, June 3 for the eight-week term and July 1 for the second mini-term.
For more information, contact the Financial Aid Office on the Shoals Campus at 256-331-5364 or on the Phil Campbell Campus at 256-331-6332.

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