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Gadsden State Community College

Current Students

Financial Aid



Students may apply for a private (non-federal) loan. You (and your co-borrower, if applicable) should carefully research the options and apply for the private loan that best suits your needs. You will need to provide any documentation requested by the lender and follow the application procedure that is specific to the loan.


Steps you should take in the loan process are:

1. Complete the FAFSA.

2. Apply directly with one of the three available lenders (listed below). Your loan cannot exceed $3,000 per semester     or your eligible remaining need.

3. After applying for the loan & receiving notification from the lender, complete a Loan Request Form and submit to       the Financial Aid Office at any of our locations.

4. Read and accept the TERMS & CONDITIONS on your Self Service Banner.


NOTE: We will not certify or process a loan until you meet Satisfactory Academic Progress and complete your requirements which are the FAFSA (and required documents) and Loan Request Form.

For more information about loans, call Linda Foster 256.927.1801.