MUSCLE SHOALS & PHIL CAMPBELL, ALA. — Northwest Shoals Community College (NWSCC) President Dr. Glenda Colagross received notification today that qualifying students will be able to receive up to a minimum of $50 per credit hour this fall through Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act funds.   

Eligible students are based on guidelines issued by the U.S. Department of Education (USDOE). To be eligible, students must have completed the 2020-2021 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) at, be in good financial aid standing with the College, and have been negatively affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. 

According to Assistant Dean of Student Services Dr. Crystal Reed, students still have time to register for the fall semester and receive CARES funds. “The College will continue registering for fall classes through Wednesday, August 19,” said Reed. “We have a little time left and we are here to walk any student through the admissions, advising, and financial aid process.” 

Over $1 million of CARES funds was disbursed by the College in May for students enrolled in the spring that met the eligibility guidelines. CARES funds provide economic relief for students due to the COVID-19 pandemic.  

Students that would like to register to attend either campus or take online courses this fall can register in a virtual format.

Apply now for NWSCC CARES Act grant funds. All additional questions about NWSCC CARES Act funds should be emailed to or call 256-331-5291.

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