Gadsden State Community College
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GADSDEN STATE COMMUNITY COLLEGE
SUMMER OPERATING HOURS
EFFECTIVE MONDAY, MAY 13, 2013 - FRIDAY, AUGUST 9, 2013
FINANCIAL AID OFFICE HOURS ARE AS FOLLOWS:
MONDAY - THURSDAY 7:00AM - 6:00PM (McClellan & Cherokee until 5:30PM)
FRIDAY College Closed
*** During peak times, lines will be closed at an appropriate time to allow students to be served by the published closing time.
McClellan - 256-238-9341
Ayers - 256-835-5420
Cherokee - 256-927-1801
801 Cedar Bluff Road, Centre, AL
Please note that it is best to utilize the IRS Data Retrieval Tool, if available, when completing the FAFSA. A 'How To' video for using the retrieval tool is available by clicking here if filing the 2012-13 FAFSA and by clicking here if filing the 2013-14 FAFSA. Not only will using this IRS Data Retrieval Tool make the application process easier, it will also speed the verification process considerably. If you choose not to utilize the IRS Date Retrieval Tool when filing your FAFSA online, or are not allowed access to do so, then a copy of your 2011 and/or 2012 tax transcript will be needed if you are selected for verification by the federal processing center for that tax years's FAFSA. In the past, Gadsden State was able to accept copies of completed tax return forms (i.e., 1040, 1040A, etc); however, new regulations now require us to have a signed copy of your tax transcript. Once you have filed your tax return, a tax transcript can be requested, free of charge, at the IRS Web site at www.irs.gov or by calling 1-800-908-9946. Click here to view step-by-step instructions on how to request a tax transcript.
Three to four days after completing the FAFSA online, begin checking your student Self Service Banner for a Financial Aid Tab. This page will have an option for you to review your student requirements related to your FAFSA application; CLICK HERE for How To instructions.
The mission and primary purpose of the financial aid office is to deliver the highest quality services in an efficient and effective way; to secure adequate funding from the various Federal, State, and private sources to meet the needs of our students; and to support efforts that promote and encourage students to plan for postsecondary education.
Code of Conduct
The Gadsden State Community College Financial Aid Office staff is committed to the highest standards of professional conduct. As members of NASFAA, the National Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators, the staff abides by its code of conduct, as follows.
An institutional financial aid professional is expected to always maintain exemplary standards of professional conduct in all aspects of carrying out his or her responsibilities, specifically including all dealings with any entities involved in any manner in student financial aid, regardless of whether such entities are involved in a government sponsored, subsidized, or regulated activity. In doing so, a financial aid professional should:
- Refrain from taking any action for his or her personal benefit.
- Refrain from taking any action he or she believes is contrary to law, regulation, or the best interests of the students and parents he or she serves.
- Ensure that the information he or she provides is accurate, unbiased, and does not reflect any preference arising from actual or potential personal gain.
- Be objective in making decisions and advising his or her institution regarding relationships with any entity involved in any aspect of student financial aid.
- Refrain from soliciting or accepting anything of other than nominal value from any entity (other than an institution of higher education or a governmental entity such as the U.S. Department of Education) involved in the making, holding, consolidating or processing of any student loans, including anything of value (including reimbursement of expenses) for serving on an advisory body or as part of a training activity of or sponsored by any such entity.
- Disclose to his or her institution, in such manner as his or her institution may prescribe, any involvement with or interest in any entity involved in any aspect of student financial aid.