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Shopping Sheet

The Financial Aid Shopping Sheet is a standardized consumer tool that Trenholm State Community College provides to notify primarily new students and veterans about their financial Cost of Attendance (COA). The Financial Aid shopping sheet generates figures that are estimates only and all tuition rates and fees are subject to change without notice. Trenholm State's standard allowance for some expenses may not match your actual cost.

The Financial Aid 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 Financial Aid Shopping Sheet or in other publications or websites represent tuition and fees as currently approved by the College. However, Trenholm 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 Financial Aid Shopping Sheet are not binding to the Secretary of Education, Trenholm State Community College, the Alabama Community College System or the State of Alabama. You can choose to download a copy of the Federal Shopping Sheet to keep for your records or you can select to view the Shopping Sheet 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.

Cost in the 2016-17 year

Estimated Cost of Attendance

$20,829/yr

Tuition and fees

$5,004

Housing and meals

$7,425

Books and supplies

$2,400

Transportation

$3,600

Other education costs

$2,400

Grants and scholarships to pay for college

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

$6,030/yr

Grants and scholarships from your school

$300

Federal Pell Grant

$5,730

Grants from your state

 

Other scholarships you can use

 

What will you pay for college

Net Cost
(Cost of attendance minus total grants and scholarships)

$14,799/yr

Options to pay net costs

Work options

Work-Study (Federal, state or institutional)

$0.00

Loan Options*

Federal Perkins Loan

$0.00

Federal Direct Subsidized Loan

$0.00

Federal Direct Unsubsidized Loan

$0.00

Other options

Family Contributions
(As calculated by the institution using information reported on the FAFSA or to your institution.)

$0.00/yr

  • Payment plan offered by the institution
  • Military and/or National Service benefits
  • Parent or Graduated PLUS Loans
  • Non-Federal private education loan

 

The costs indicated on this Shopping Sheet are an Estimated Cost of Attendance for the academic year of 2016-2017. However, your actual costs to attend the College will be much less and may be covered by your Federal Pell Grant award.

Glossary

Cost of Attendance (COA): The total amount (not including grants and scholarships) that it will cost you to go to school during the 2014–15 school year. COA includes tuition and fees; housing and meals; and allowances for books, supplies, transportation, loan fees, and dependent care. It also includes miscellaneous and personal expenses, such as an allowance for the rental or purchase of a personal computer; costs related to a disability; and reasonable costs for eligible study-abroad programs. For students attending less than half-time, the COA includes tuition and fees; an allowance for books, supplies, and transportation; and dependent care expenses.

Total Grants and Scholarships: Student aid funds that do not have to be repaid. Grants are often need-based, while scholarships are usually merit-based. Occasionally you might have to pay back part or all of a grant if, for example, you withdraw from school before finishing a semester.

Net Costs: An estimate of the actual costs that you or your family will need to pay during the 2014–15 school year to cover education expenses at a particular school. Net costs are determined by taking the institution's cost of attendance and subtracting your grants and scholarships.

Work-Study: A federal student aid program that provides part-time employment while you are enrolled in school to help pay your education expenses.

Loans: Borrowed money that must be repaid with interest. Loans from the federal government typically have a lower interest rate than loans from private lenders. Federal loans, listed from most advantageous to least advantageous, are called Federal Perkins Loans, Direct Subsidized Loans, Direct Unsubsidized Loans, and Direct PLUS Loans. You can find more information about federal loans at StudentAid.gov.

Family Contribution (also referred to as Expected Family Contribution): A number used by a school to calculate how much financial aid you are eligible to receive, if any. It’s based on the financial information you provided in your Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). It’s not the amount of money your family will have to pay for college, nor is it the amount of federal student aid you will receive. The family contribution is reported to you on your Student Aid Report, also known as the SAR.

Graduation Rate: The percentage of students who graduate from an institution. This shows students who began their studies as first-time, full-time degree- or certificate-seeking students and completed their degree or certificate within 150 percent of “normal time.” For example, for a four-year school, the graduation rate would be the percentage of students who completed that program within six years or less.

Loan Default Rate: The percentage of student borrowers – undergraduate and graduate – who have failed to repay their federal loans within three years of leaving a particular school. A low loan default rate could mean that the institution’s students are earning enough income after leaving school to successfully repay their loans.

Median Borrowing: The amount in federal loans the typical undergraduate student takes out at a particular institution. It also indicates the monthly payments that an average student would pay on that amount using a 10-year repayment plan.

History of
Excellence

For half a century, thousands of students have charted their path to success at Trenholm State Community College. From the 1960s to today, we have been part of the fabric of Montgomery and the River Region, growing to include diverse programs of study, multiple campuses, and online learning. Now, we celebrate the present and move forward with a renewed dedication to our community and the success of our students. We invite you to join us.

Contact Trenholm State

1-866-753-4544 334-420-4200 or email us

Trenholm Campus:
1225 Air Base Blvd
Montgomery, Alabama 36108
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Mailing Address:
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Montgomery, Alabama 36108