Northwest-Shoals Community College


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Undergraduate programs or courses are offered via distance education
Weekend/evening college

800 George Wallace Blvd, Muscle Shoals, AL, 35661

(256) 331-5200   

Northwest-Shoals Community College provides vocational, technical, academic and lifelong educational opportunities; promotes economic growth; and enhances the quality of life for the people of Northwest Alabama.

Public, 2-year 


Remedial services
Academic/career counseling service
Employment services for students
On-campus day care for students' children

Dual credit
Advanced placement (AP) credits

Academic Year Prices - 2013 (full-time, first-time undergraduate students)

Tuition & Fees 2013-14 2012-13 2011-12
In District $4,140 $4,080 $4,020
In State $4,140 $4,080 $4,020
Out of State $7,470 $7,350 $7,230
Books and Supplies $1,650 $1,350 $1,300
On Campus      
Room and Board - - -
Other Expenses - - -
Off Campus      
Room and Board $5,500 $4,500 $4,500
Other Expenses $5,210 $3,681 $3,463
Off Campus With Family      
Other Expenses - $3,681 $3,463

Financial Aid 2011-2012

Type of Aid Percent Receiving Aid Average Amount Received
Federal Grants
73.0% $4,265
State/Local Grant
1.0% $2,103
Institutional Grants
40.0% $1,426
Loans 26.0% $3,924
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The above information was obtained via the publicly-available Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS), operated by the U.S. Department of Education, which compiles self-reported information provided by colleges and universities, for the purpose of making such information openly available to students and parents.


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