Tuscaloosa, Alabama – In conjunction with spring registration, Shelton State Community College will offer a one-time “buy one, get one” community scholarship option for spring 2021.  Students can take up to nine (9) credit hours tuition-free.  Registration for spring begins Friday.


As a response to the many challenges students are currently facing, the Alabama Community College System has approved tuition assistance through this special opportunity.   The “buy one, get one” (BOGO) option is a chance for students to double their efforts and increase their chances for success at a reduced price.

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“Just like so many things we’ve witnessed in 2020, this option to buy one class and receive another for free is unprecedented,” said the College’s Acting President, Bryan Helms.  “It is our hope that this opportunity will ease some of the financial burdens being experienced by those in our community.”


Guidelines for taking advantage of the community scholarship are listed below.


  • The student must complete the 2020-2021 FAFSA. Dual Enrollment/Accelerated High School students are not required to complete the FAFSA.
  • The student may not already be receiving an institutional scholarship or a third-party billable aid source (i.e. Pell grant, SEOG, VA benefits, WIOA, etc.) for spring 2021.
  • The student must register for at least six (6) credit hours to utilize the BOGO option. Payment will be required for at least three (3) credit hours for the spring 2021 semester.
  • The scholarship is a last-dollar tuition only scholarship. Fees are not included in the scholarship.  This means the dollar amount will be determined once all other financial resources have been exhausted.  This includes all federal/state grants.  If the total cost of tuition is covered by other financial resources, a student will not be eligible to receive the scholarship.

Any student who meets the minimum qualifications listed above will be able to take advantage of this scholarship opportunity.  There are no forms to submit or requests to complete.  The College will apply funding to the accounts of students who qualify.


Staggered registration for spring 2021 will begin on Friday, November 6 at 8:00 a.m. with currently enrolled students with 32 or more attempted hours registering for classes.  Beginning Monday, November 9 at 8:00 a.m., currently enrolled students with one (1) or more attempted hours will be able to register for spring.  Starting Thursday, November 12 at 8:00 a.m., any student who has been advised by his or her assigned advisor will be able to register for spring.  Spring classes will begin on January 13.


For additional information, email [email protected].


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