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Financial Aid


Financial Aid Federal


Shopping Sheet


The Financial Aid Federal Shopping Sheet is a consumer tool that Gadsden State Community College provides to notify students about their financial cost to attend. It is a standardized form that is designed to simplify the information that students receive about costs and financial aid.

The shopping sheet generates figures that are estimates only and all tuition rates and fees are subject to change without notice.

  • Gadsden State’s standard allowance for some expenses may not match your actual costs. Additionally, the shopping sheet does not include any estimates for personal expenses or travel and such expenses may vary greatly based upon personal choices.
  • The shopping sheet does not include some fees that are course-specific (e.g., lab fees, educational materials, art supplies, etc.).

All amounts shown on the shopping sheet or in other publications or websites represent tuition and fees as currently approved by the college. However, Gadsden State reserves the right to modify tuition rates and fees without prior notice and to make such modifications applicable to students currently enrolled at the college, as well as to incoming students. Students are responsible for all charges billed by the college.

The estimates included in the shopping sheet are not binding on the Secretary of Education, Gadsden State Community College, the Alabama Community College System or the State of Alabama.

To view your shopping sheet, access your Banner.

  • Select the Financial Aid tab.
  • Select Federal Shopping Sheet and select the appropriate aid year.

You can choose to download a copy of the Federal Shopping Sheet to keep for your records, or you can select to view it online.



Below is an example of what you will see when you view the Federal Shopping Sheet. The numbers used below are only used as examples of what may appear on a typical Federal Shopping Sheet. The numbers below do not necessarily reflect what you will see when you log into your personalized Federal Shopping Sheet in your Banner.


Costs in the 2015-16 year

Estimated Cost of Attendance

$ 12,133 / yr

     Tuition and Fees

            $   3,216

     Housing and Meals


     Books and Supplies




     Other educational costs



Grants and scholarships to pay for college

Total Grants and Scholarships (“Gift” Aid; no repayment needed)

$ 7,227 / yr

     Grants from your school

           $          0

     Federal Pell Grant


     Grants from your state


     Other scholarships you can use



What will you pay for college

Net Costs

(Cost of attendance minus total grants and scholarships)

$ 4,906 / yr


Options to pay net costs

Work options

Work-Study (Federal, state, or institutional)

$             0