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Financial Aid

All students must apply for Admission to Shorter College. Students Must be fully admitted into the college as a degree-seeking student to be eligible for Federal Financial Aid. All high school and any dual enrollment final official transcripts, as well as all test scores and immunization records must be submitted to the Admissions Office for review.

How Financial Aid Works & Tips to Remember When Applying for Financial Aid

Step 01: Be admitted to Shorter College (SC) (click here to apply now);
Step 02: Get a PIN from www.pin.ed.gov (click here to visit the PIN site now);
Step 03: Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) click here to apply now;

  • You must reapply (complete/update FAFSA)for financial aid EACH YEAR.
  • You can apply or do a FAFSA renewal beginning October 1st EACH YEAR.
  • You can complete the FAFSA using estimated income and tax figures. Be prepared to submit your prior year(s) IRS Tax Return Transcript(s). To obtain a free IRS tax return transcript, log on to the Internal Revenue Service's (IRS) website at www.irs.ed.gov or call 1-800-908-9946. Make sure to request the "IRS tax return transcript" and not the "IRS tax account transcript." If you are married and you and your spouse filed separate tax returns, you must submit tax return transcripts for both you and your spouse.
  • If you are a Dependent student, you must submit a copy of your and your parent's prior year(s) IRS tax return transcript(s)-not photocopies of the income tax return. To obtain a free IRS tax return transcript, log on to the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) at www.irs.ed.gov or call 1-800-908-9946. Make sure to request the "IRS tax return transcript" and not the "IRS tax account transcript." If your parents are married and filed separate tax returns, you must submit a copy of both parents' tax return transcripts.
  • You must respond timely to all requests for additional documents and information.
  • No federal financial aid can be awarded until all required information and documents have been received and the verification process has been completed.
  • Make sure all documents submitted are properly signed and dated.
  • You should submit all required worksheets and documents at the same time.
  • Incomplete documents will not be processed.
  • Include the student's name and (i.e. S#) on all documents.
  • Be sure that your current permanent address has been updated through the Registrar's Office.
  • Keep a copy of all documents related to your financial aid, promissory notes, and disclosure statements.
  • The Financial Aid Office is committed to providing courteous and efficient service to our students.
  • You must have access to and monitor your Shorter College email account for information sent from the Financial Aid office.
  • Please Contact Us to ask questions if you do not understand.

Cost of Attendance Budgets
(On-Campus)

STUDENT LIVES WITH PARENT Fulltime 3/4 Time Half Time Less than 1/2 Time
Academic Year Costs TOTAL 8 months 8 months 8 months 8 months
Tuition 4800 4800 3600 2400 1200
Fees 1446 1446 1446 1446 1446
Book Fee 649 649 649 649 649
Supplies
Room and Board 8128 8128 8128 0
* Personal Expense 2552 2552 2552 0
* Transportation 3296 3296 3296 3296
Other 1 0 0 0 0 0
Other 2 0 0 0 0 0
TOTAL 20871 19671 18471 6591
STUDENT DOES NOT LIVE WITH PARENT Fulltime 3/4 Time Half Time Less than 1/2 Time
Academic Year Costs TOTAL 8 months 8 months 8 months 8 months
Tuition 4800 4800 3600 2400 1200
Fees 1446 1446 1446 1446 1446
Book Fee 649 649 649 649 649
Supplies
Room and Board 8128 8128 8128 0
* Personal Expense 2552 2552 2552 0
* Transportation 3296 3296 3296 3296
Other 1 0 0 0 0 0
Other 2 0 0 0 0 0
TOTAL 20871 19671 18471 6591
* 2022-2023 ROOM AND BOARD, PERSONAL EXPENSE AND TRANSPORTATION HAVE BEEN INCREASED BY 1.8% FROM 2022-2023. THIS IS ALIGNED WITH THE U.S. DEPT. OF LABOR CONSUMER PRICE INDEX FOR 12 MONTHS.
THESE FIGURES MAY, WITH DOCUMENTATION, BE ADJUSTED TO MEET INDIVIDUAL STUDENT SPECIAL NEEDS.

Tuition and Fees

Tuition and fees for both in-state and out-of-state students are the same.

On-Campus Tuition and Fees (per Semester)

Tuition: (12- 15 hours)$2400.00 per semester (flat rate)
Tuition: (1-11 hours)$ 200.00 per credit hour
Tuition: (Above 15 credit hours)$ 200.00 each additional credit hour above 15
Institutional Fees (total)$ 723.00
Student Services Fee$ 50.00
Technology Fee$ 423.00
Activity Fee$ 50.00
Library Fee$ 100.00
Science Lab Fee$ 50.00
Records Fee$ 25.00
Student ID$ 15.00
Vehicle Decal Fee$ 10.00
Book Fee$ 325.00
Total Tuition, Fees & Books (Fulltime: 12-15 credit hours)$3448.00

 

Grants are awarded to students with significant financial need in combination with work and loans as part of an aid package. Normally, financial need is determined from information provided on the Free Application for Federal Student Aid or FAFSA.

Federal Pell Grant

  • An annual award of $692 to $6,895 per year
  • Open to US Citizens or eligible non-citizens
  • Aim to complete your FAFSA beginning October 1st
  • File FAFSA online by June 30 each year.
  • Available to Undergraduate students who demonstrate financial need based on the Federal Methodology Formula.

NOTE: Effective 2012-2013, no student will be eligible to receive more than 12 semesters or its equivalency of the Federal Pell Grant. The Pell Lifetime Eligibility Usage for qualifying, undergraduate students is 600%.

NOTE: Effective 2017-2018, eligible students are able to receive up to 150% of the Federal Pell Grant Scheduled Award for an award year. To be eligible for the additional Pell Grant funds, the student must be otherwise eligible to receive Pell Grant funds for the payment period and must be enrolled at least half-time, in accordance with 34 CFR 668.2(b), in the payment period(s) for which the student receives the additional Pell Grant funds in excess of 100 percent of the student’s Pell Grant Scheduled Award.

Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG)

Each participating school receives a certain amount of FSEOG funds each year from the U.S. Department of Education’s office of Federal Student Aid. Once the full amount of the school’s FSEOG funds has been awarded to students, no more FSEOG awards can be made for that year. This system works differently from the Federal Pell Grant Program, which provides funds to every eligible student.

An annual award of $200-$4,000:

  • Open to U.S. Citizens or eligible non-citizens with exceptional financial need.
  • The basis for the award: need as defined in the federal formula.
  • Primary consideration will be given to Pell Grant Recipients

Federal Work Study Program

The Federal Work-Study (FWS) Program provides part-time, on campus and off campus (community-based) employment, to students with financial need. FWS employment may be awarded to undergraduate students during periods of enrollment.
This award, usually made to students in combination with other forms of financial aid, enables them to meet their educational expenses without incurring burdensome indebtedness. The program is also intended to broaden the range of job opportunities for qualified students.
Federal Work-Study positions are available for on and off campus employment, as well as community service positions.
FWS awards are as scheduled:
Up to $4,000 annually for students
$1,600 for Summer semester only awards (for both on-campus and off-campus employment)
FWS Application Process

Step 01: Apply for Financial Aid

Step 02: In Section Step One (Student), indicate "yes" to Question 31, if interested in Federal Work-Study. FWS funds are awarded on a first-come, first-serve basis to students who are eligible for Title IV funds.

Step 03: Once awarded students must report to the Office of Student Financial Aid to complete a Work-Study Packet.

Note: If students are interested in the Federal Work-Study Program, but have not been awarded, should visit the Office of Student Financial Aid during registration to speak with the Coordinator and obtain a work-study packet.

FWS Placement

Step 01: Students must meet with the HR and students may not work until the HR Coordinator has approved and signed off on the student’s work study.

Step 02: All participants must provide two forms of documents that establish identity and employment eligibility. These forms include a valid state identification card or driver’s license, social security, birth certificate, or military identification.

Step 03: Federal Work-Study earnings are taxable income, therefore, students must complete the I-9, L-4, and W-4 forms, provided by the HR Coordinator.

FWS Assignments
FWS assignments are intended to compliment and reinforce educational programs to the maximum extent possible. Students are encouraged to maintain employment positions which can broaden the range of job opportunities.
FWS Payroll
Each FWS student must submit their timesheets and have their supervisor approve their time by 5:00 pm at the end of each working day of the month.
This process must be completed efficiently and on-time to ensure payment according to the pay schedule. FWS students working on campus earn $11.00 per hour. FWS students working Off-campus (Community Service Programs) earn $12.00 per hour.
The Office of Student Financial Aid serves as a resource for prospective and current students seeking scholarship funding. The primary task of the scholarship office is to serves as a clearinghouse for scholarships awarded by various academic departments and third party outside agencies.
The Office of Student Financial Aid is dedicated to helping students Explore all scholarship opportunities available. We want students to discover outside opportunities to assist their educational goals and objectives. Through hard work, determination, and our assistance they will become the next great leader who will empower someone else to reach their education endeavors. We take great pride in our ability to attract and recognize students with a passion for excellence, superior motivation and intellectual curiosity.

Mailing Address:
Shorter College, Office of Student Financial Aid.

Attn: Audra Hinton-Director of Enrollment Management
604 North Locust Street, North Little Rock, Arkansas 72114

Office: (501) 374-6305 ext 302
Fax: (501) 374-9333

financialaid@shortercollege.edu

Contact Information

Main Number: 501-374-6305

Email: financialaid@shortercollege.edu

Office Location: F.C. James Bldg.

Mailing Address: 604 North Locust Street, North Little Rock, AR 72114

Office Fax: 501-374-9333

Service Desk & Counseling Hours: Monday - Friday 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Financial Aid Staff

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