Applying For Financial Aid

Students who apply for financial aid must:

  1. Apply for admission and have on file a copy of the final high school transcript, GED scores,  and official academic transcripts from all other colleges previously attended. Transient students are not eligible to receive financial aid.

  2. Be a U.S. Citizen or an eligible non-citizen. All eligible non-citizens must provide documentation to verify their eligibility status.

  3. Be a regular student working towards a degree or certificate in an eligible program at Shelton State. A regular student is someone who is enrolled or accepted for enrollment in an eligible institution for the purpose of obtaining a degree or certificate offered by the College.

  4. Must meet the standards of academic progress (qualitative and quantitative).

  5. Male students, 18-25 years of age, must be registered with the Selective Service. Register through the internet at

Priority Deadlines by Term

Summer 2017 - Friday, May 5, 2017 at noon

Summer 2017 applicants should complete the 2016-2017 FAFSA online using 2015 federal income tax information. 

     Fall 2017 - Friday, July 28, 2017 at noon
Spring 2018 - Friday, December 8, 2017 at noon
Summer 2018 - Friday, May 4, 2018 at noon

Fall 2017, Spring 2018, Summer 2018 applicants should complete the 2017-2018 FAFSA online using 2015 federal income tax information.  FAFSA is using prior-prior year income to determine student eligibility for FAFSA.

In order for Shelton State Community College to properly process each financial aid application, deadlines are required for each term.  Students that do not meet the deadline will have a delay in the financial aid process.  Shelton State Community College offers financial assistance to eligible students to help pay their educational costs. Financial aid is designed to supplement the family’s ability to finance the student’s educational expenses. Shelton State is approved for Federal Grant Aid, Veterans Benefits, Vocational Rehabilitation Training, and Alabama Prepaid Affordable College Tuition (PACT). The institution also awards state and private scholarships.

Title IV Federal Financial Aid Programs which are available include Federal Pell Grant, Federal Work-Study (FWS), and the Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG).  Shelton State is also approved to participate in the Alabama Student Assistant Program (ASAP). Shelton State Community College does not participate in any student loan programs. Shelton State is approved for deferment of previous loans.

Financial Aid Questions? Review our FAQ page by clicking here. 

Shelton State does not participate in any student loan programs.  We only participate in federal grant programs.

Payment is due at the time of registration.  The entire balance must be paid before the published payment drop date each term.  If you receive any financial assistance you must review your online account or visit the cashier’s office to pay any outstanding balances.  IF YOU DO NOT HAVE ENOUGH FINANCIAL AID TO COVER YOUR CHARGES, YOUR CLASSES WILL BE DROPPED.    

Remember, financial aid only pays for courses in your program of study.  If you are in the following programs your award amount will be reduced based on the federal converted credit hour regulation.  Please review that section of our website for detailed information or visit the financial aid office.  

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All correspondence regarding financial aid is communicated electronically by email and within myShelton.

If you suspect someone misreported information or altered documentation to obtain federal funds, you should report the information to the Office of Inspector General by calling 1-800-MIS-USED or emailing

Financial Aid School Code:  005691