Financial Aid Answers

Financial Aid Answers

Fill the gap.

How to Apply

To apply for Federal and State aid you must submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). You may apply online at

2022-23 FAFSA Checklist

2023-24 FAFSA Checklist

FAFSA Assistance

Who should apply

Everyone. Regardless of how much income your household may have you still need to complete the FAFSA to be considered for most forms of Federal, state, and institutional aid.

When to apply

You must reapply for financial aid each year.

  • For the Fall semester, the priority date is July 1.
  • For the Spring semester, the priority date November 2.
  • For the Summer semester, the priority date is April 1.

Submit your documents by the priority date so the Financial Aid office can review and award aid prior to fees being due. Miss the priority date to submit your documents and you may have to pay your fees up-front and be reimbursed later if it is determined that you qualify for aid.

When to submit your FAFSA

Submit your FAFSA as early as October 1 in the year prior to the academic year you intend to start school. Submit your application as soon as possible to increase your chance for grants and scholarships.

Length of time for the college to receive your info

Nashville State usually receives your FAFSA two to three days after you submit your information. The Financial Aid office may not load your data until late March for the upcoming school year.

Deadline to submit your FAFSA

Submit your application as soon as possible to be considered for state grant programs. Those funds are available until exhausted. Tennessee Lottery scholarship deadlines are September 1 for the Fall semester and February 1 for the Spring and Summer semesters of each year.

Tennessee Reconnect Grant and Tennessee Lottery scholarship deadlines are:

  • Fall - September 1
  • Spring - February 1
  • Summer - February 1

Confirm Nashville State received your application

Check the status of your application and other requirements.

  1. Log in to your MyNSCC account.
  2. Click the My Self Service tab.
  3. Click the Financial Aid tab.
  4. Click on Financial Aid Status and select the appropriate year.
  5. Click the student requirements link.

Nashville State financial aid school code

Nashville State’s FAFSA code is 007534.


The U.S. Department of Education requires NSCC to collect documentation to check the accuracy of the FAFSA information. Important: Submit all papers required to the Financial Aid office by posted priority processing date.

What is verification?

Federal Verification Deadline

It is recommended that students submit requested verification documents within two weeks of the request. However, the final federal deadline to submit verification documentation is 120 days from the last date of enrollment for the academic year, or September 18, whichever is earlier. Students who fail to complete verification forfeit all federal aid and most state aid for the academic year.

How to pay for books and supplies

If you have excess financial aid, you can charge books and supplies during the assigned Bookstore Charge Periods. You will need a valid Nashville State Student ID and have a minimum of $15 of aid remaining. Books and supplies may be purchased at any campus bookstore or on the bookstore website.

Receive your financial aid refund check

You will receive a refund check after it has been verified that they have been actively engaged in class (approximately four to five weeks into the semester).

Sign up for direct deposit online. Otherwise, refund checks are mailed to your local address.

Dropping/Withdrawing from Classes

What happens to my financial aid if I drop a class or withdraw from Nashville State?

Consequences to Financial Aid

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