MUSCLE SHOALS & PHIL CAMPBELL, ALA. — Northwest Shoals Community College (NWSCC) is providing a Last Dollar free student grant for all students who register for the 2020 summer semester. The deadline to complete the 2019-2020 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is May 15, 2020.

“This is intended to help students apply for any unused Federal Financial Aid funds,” said NWSCC Assistant Dean, Dr. Crystal Reed. “These funds along with the Last Dollar student grant are aimed to help students 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 qualify for the student grant.”

The student grant will include one free class (savings of up to $632 for a four-hour class). To qualify for the grant, students must complete two steps:

  1. Students must have completed their application for admission at There is no application fee at NWSCC.

  2. Students must complete the 2019-2020 FAFSA. The FAFSA can be submitted online at, and the NWSCC school code is 005697.

Current students must have a 2.5 grade point average.

Students taking advantage of the Last Dollar student grant will be given the opportunity to register for academic or technical courses. The summer semester begins May 26, 2020, for full and first mini-term classes; June 2, 2020, for the eight-week term, and June 25,2020, for the second mini-term.

For more information on NWSCC financial aid, please contact Student Financial Services  at 256-331-5364 (and leave a voicemail) or email

About Northwest Shoals Community College:

Northwest Shoals Community College (NWSCC) is part of the Alabama Community College System and home to approximately 3,600 students. NWSCC offers over 100 certificate and degree programs and is committed to providing career technical, academic, and lifelong educational opportunities that promote economic growth and enrich the quality of life for the people it serves. For more information about the NWSCC, visit