Student Account Information

When you register for classes, a student account associated with your student ID
number is charged for tuition, fees, etc. To access your account, go
to and select MyNWSCC to log into OneACCS.

The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974 (FERPA) is printed in the
General Catalog. The intent of the Act is to define the types of information about
students that may be released without their prior consent. An Authorization to Release
or Withhold Information Form can be completed in the Admissions Office which serves
as student consent for records to be released to a parent, legal guardian, other tuition
providers, or other indicated individuals. This form may also be used to opt-out of
directory information disclosure.

Payment Deadline

Please refer to the semester registration guide for tuition payment deadlines.

After the payment deadline, schedules can be deleted for nonpayment of tuition and
fees. Students may not attend class if tuition or fees are unpaid. A financial hold will be
placed on the student’s account when there is any past due financial obligation to the
college. When there is a financial hold, the student will not be permitted to register for
classes, receive transcripts, nor any other service from the college.


Students may make arrangements for outstanding balances on their student account to
be paid in several ways.
NWSCC allows students to access their MyNWSCC account 24 hours a day. Use this
site to view your account balance details for the term, make payments to your balance,
or setup a payment plan.

Payments with Credit or Debit Card

A student can make online student account payments with a credit or debit card. NWSCC accepts Visa, Mastercard, and Discover. The option to pay by credit or debit card is available online or in-person only.

NWSCC does not accept payments by phone. Once logged in to MyNWSCC, select the following:

• Student
• Student Landing Page
• Touchnet Bill + Payments
• Make Payments, Deposits and Payment Plans to enter the Touchnet Student Account Center
• Select Term, enter the Payment Amount, and click Submit
• Complete the process by entering the requested card information

The payment confirmation will be emailed. If you do not receive a confirmation, first
check to see if the email on your account is correct. If the email is verified correct, then
the payment has failed and payment must be resubmitted. Any future refunds will be
refunded to the debit or credit card up to the total paid

Cash or check Payments

Cash and check payments may be presented in person at the Phil Campbell or Shoals
Campus during the Business Office hours of operation or Check payments and money
orders may be mailed but must be received by the payment deadline. NWSCC does
not accept out-of-state, starter, or counter checks.

Mail checks made payable to Northwest Shoals Community College to the following

Northwest Shoals Community College
Business Office – Student Accounts
P.O. Box 2545
Muscle Shoals, AL 35662

Please ensure that a correct physical address, phone number, and Driver’s License
number are presented on the check as well as the student’s ID number on the memo
line of the check. In the event your check is returned from the bank, your account will be
assessed a $30 return check fee.

For payments made by check, any applicable refund will be placed on hold for a period
of 30 days from the date of the payment to ensure the check is honored prior to issuing
any refund.

Payment Plan

NWSCC has partnered with TouchNet to provide payment plan options for tuition and
fees. The only cost to enroll is a $40 non-refundable enrollment fee. All down payments and
enrollment fees are processed immediately with a credit/debit card. Regularly scheduled
payments will process monthly. Visit the Cashier page for more information about the
payment plan and payment plan details.

Financial Aid

Students who intend to use financial aid to pay tuition and fees must complete all
financial aid processes by the due date. Financial aid awards appear as authorized aid
on your student account once you have completed all financial aid requirements and
accepted your awards. You will also need to ensure that you will have enough financial
aid to pay your balance. Any remaining balance that will not be covered by financial aid
MUST be paid by the due date to avoid deletion of your schedule. If you have any
questions about your financial aid, contact Student Financial Services.

Tuition Assistance Programs

  • Alabama GI Dependent Scholarship (AGIDS) – Apply at your local county VA Office. Certificates sent to requested school upon approval.
  • Workforce Investment Opportunity Act (WIOA) – Apply for benefits at your local Alabama State Employment Service.
  • Prepaid Affordable College Tuition (PACT) – 529 College Savings Program administered by the State Treasurer’s Office.
  • Vocational Rehabilitation, Army Tuition Assistance, Company Sponsored Tuition Assistance, Senior Citizen Waiver, GED Waiver, Other outside scholarships

Financial Aid

  • Pell Grant, Direct Loans, Work-Study, Chapter 30 Montgomery GI Bill, Chapter 31 VA Rehab, Chapter 33 Post 9/11
  • Submit FAFSA for Pell Grants & Student Loans. School code : 001013

Institutional Scholarships

  • Application Deadline February 1