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WELCOME TO TALLADEGA COLLEGE!

Thank you for choosing Talladega College, the Alpha Lyrae Vega of them all! The Financial Aid Office is here to assist you in obtaining funding for your college education.  At Talladega College, the first step to apply for financial aid is to complete the Free Application For Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) by going to https://fafsa.ed.gov/ .  The six digit Federal School Code for Talladega College is 001046.  Feel free to visit our office located in Seymour Hall, Lower Level, Room 11A or give us a call at (256) 761-6237.  You can also contact us by email at finaid@talladega.edu. 

MISSION

The mission of the Financial Aid Office is to increase opportunities for students access to college by helping them and their families seek, obtain, and make the best use of all financial aid resources.

Through financial literacy and guidance, we support incoming students and returning students. Furthermore, we comply with Federal, State, and Institutional regulations and guidelines, to ensure equity and consistency in the delivery of financial aid resources to students.

GOALS

  1. Provide courteous and efficient service and financial aid support to students and their families.  
  2. Assist qualified students in meeting their educational goals through effective utilization of financial aid.
  3. Promote valuable work experiences beneficial to the student and community through the Federal Work Study Program.
  4. Distribute available financial aid to as many eligible students as possible; many of whom might otherwise be unable to attend the College.
  5. Further the College’s recruitment and retention efforts through participation in a variety of service activities involving students, families, faculty, staff, and members of the community.

Financial Aid Need to Know

There are several things you need to know about your Financial Aid Package Award Letter. First, a determination of your Expected Family Contribution (EFC) is calculated using the information you provided on your FAFSA.  The college subtracts your EFC from the  Cost of Attendance (COA) to calculate your need for financial aid. The higher the COA, the more aid you will be eligible to receive.  This COA, includes direct and indirect college associated costs. Direct cost are the institutional charges paid to Talladega College (tuition, fees and if residing on campus, room and board), and the indirect costs are the federally approved expenses associated with attending Talladega College (books, transportation, personal expenses, housing, and meals). Secondly, your Financial Aid Package is based on you attending college at a full-time status, which is 12 or more credit hours. This usually means you’re enrolled and attending 12 or more credit hours, required for your degree, per semester. Should you elect to take less than 12 credit hours, your COA will be reduced based on this change. Please be advised: The Financial Aid Office reserves the right to adjust your award at any time due to changes in enrollment, your eligibility, your FAFSA information, or the availability of funds. Refunds cannot be generated from institutional scholarship awards. We have included all known scholarships and/or other resources associated with your financial aid package as of the date the Financial Aid Package Award Letter was sent to you.

 ACTION REQUIRED:

  • After reviewing your Award Letter, pleasereply to our e-mail within five (5) business days letting us know if you accept / decline all or part of any of your financial aid awards. The Financial Aid Office email address is finaid@talladega.edu. If we do not hear from you within five (5) business days, we will assume that you are accepting all of your financial aid awards. If your total financial aid awards listed are less than the direct cost (Tuition, Fees, Housing and Meals), you will have a balance due to Talladega College. Please be sure to contact Student Accounts at 256-761-6221 to make payments or develop a payment plan before you arrive on campus.
  • Parent Loans for Undergraduate Students (PLUS) is based on credit eligibility. If your parent is approved for this loan AND completes the required Master Promissory Note (MPN), the dollar amount listed can be processed to your student account. If your parent is denied for this loan, you will have other Federal Student Loan options. Please see a Financial Aid Counselor for more information.
  • Any required documentation associated with the completion of your FAFSA must be received in our office prior to the processing of any aid, this includes institutional funds.
  • Students accepting a Federal Loan for the first time are required to complete Loan Entrance Counseling (LEC) and a Master Promissory Note (MPN). You can accomplish this requirement by visitinghttps://studentloans.gov/myDirectLoan/index.action .  Federal Guidelines state that a first time borrower must wait 30 days before funds can be released. A first time borrower is a student with 0 to 29 earned credit hours and has not received student loans prior to borrowing at Talladega College. In most cases, this is a beginning freshman.  This protects the school and the student in case they do not remain enrolled.

 FINANCIAL AID UPKEEP:

Your academic conduct and record directly affects your ability to receive financial aid. Dropping and failing classes can prohibit you from receiving financial aid and can lead to you having to repay the financial aid that you have received.

Please familiarize yourself with the Talladega College Satisfactory Academic Progress Policy and the Withdrawal Policy.

Students should also get into the habit of monitoring their student loans and grants through the NSLDS (National Student Loan Data Systems) government website at https://www.nslds.ed.gov/nslds/nslds_SA/. This website informs users of who is holding their loans, repayment periods, and repayment amounts. Student loans and Federal Pell Grants have limits as to how much a student can borrow or receive as an undergraduate.

Thank you for your interest in attending Talladega College. We look forward to serving you on campus!

The Financial Aid Office

627 W. Battle St.

Seymour Hall, Lower Level, Room 11A

Talladega, AL 35160

Phone: (256)761-6237

Fax: (256)761-6462

Email: finaid@talladega.edu

Financial Aid Forms 2016-2017
Apply for Parent Plus Loan 2016-2017 (.pdf, 195K)
Completing LEC and MPN 2016-2017 (.pdf, 223K)
Federal Student Aid (FSA) ID 2016-2017 (.pdf, 240K)
FERPA Authorization Form 2016-2017 (.pdf, 355K)
Finalizing Your Financial Aid 2016-2017 (.pdf, 412K)
Five steps to complete the 2016-2017 FAFSA (.pdf, 170K)
Getting Out of Default 2016-2017 (.pdf, 279K)
How to Retrieve an IRS Tax Return Transcript 2016-2017 (.pdf, 342K)
Institutional Verification Worksheet 2016-2017 (.pdf, 390K)
Loan Change Form 2016-2017 (.pdf, 222K)
Register for Selective Service 2016-2017 (.pdf, 144K)
Repeated Course Policy 2016-2017 (.pdf, 260K)
SAP Appeal Form 2016-2017 (.pdf, 374K)
UNCF Information 2016-2017 (.pdf, 471K)
Unusual Enrollment History 2016-2017 (.pdf, 282K)
Veterans Benefits Form 2016-2017 (.pdf, 418K)
Cost of Attendance 2016-2017.pdf (.pdf, 181K)
Expected Family Contribution 2016-2017.pdf (.pdf, 172K)
Financial Aid Forms 2017-2018
Apply for Parent Plus Loan 2017-2018 (.pdf, 195K)
Completing LEC and MPN 2017-2018 (.pdf, 223K)
Federal Student Aid (FSA) ID 2017-2018 (.pdf, 240K)
FERPA Authorization Form 2017-2018 (.pdf, 356K)
Finalizing Your Financial Aid 2017-2018 (.pdf, 412K)
Five steps to complete the 2017-2018 FAFSA (.pdf, 171K)
Getting Out of Default 2017-2018 (.pdf, 279K)
How to Retrieve an IRS Tax Return Transcript 2017-2018 (.pdf, 342K)
Institutional Verification Worksheet 2017-2018 (.pdf, 390K)
Loan Change Form 2017-2018 (.pdf, 222K)
Register for Selective Service 2017-2018 (.pdf, 144K)
Repeated Course Policy 2017-2018 (.pdf, 260K)
SAP Appeal Form 2017-2018 (.pdf, 374K)
UNCF Information 2017-2018 (.pdf, 472K)
Unusual Enrollment History 2017-2018 (.pdf, 282K)
Veterans Benefits Form 2017-2018 (.pdf, 418K)
Cost of Attendance 2017-2018.pdf (.pdf, 181K)
Expected Family Contribution 2017-2018.pdf (.pdf, 172K)
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Cost of Attendance 2016-2017.pdf (.pdf, 181K)
Expected Family Contribution 2016-2017.pdf (.pdf, 172K)
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