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Getting Started - Financial Aid and Scholarships

Financial aid is available to degree-seeking students. You can get valuable help from the university’s financial aid office. The first step in applying for federal funds to fill out a Free Application for Federal Student Aid form (FASFA).

Learn more about the availability of scholarships and grants.


For information on tuition rates, visit our tuition page.

Before you apply you should know...

Online courses, video courses, New College LifeTrack Learning Contracts and classes taken at the Gadsden Center are all considered face-to-face courses for financial aid purposes. For more information contact the Bama By Distance Student Services office at 800-467-0227 or

When applying for financial aid, the course start date you enter affects when you can receive the aid. Financial aid will not disburse before the start date you enter for the course.