Federal Financial Aid Eligibility at National Labor College

The U.S. Government offers a number of grant and loan programs to help eligible students finance college. Federal student aid covers expenses such as tuition and fees, room and board, books and supplies, and transportation. This aid may also assist you in paying for a computer or dependent care.

In order to be eligible:

  • You must be enrolled in one of our degree programs.
  • You must be enrolled at National Labor College for a minimum of six credit hours and these courses must span the length of an academic term.
    • For example, you must take two 15-week courses simultaneously or two 7-week courses consecutively in a semester.

 

Applying for Federal Financial Aid – Bachelor’s Degree Applicants

  1. Complete and submit a FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid). National Labor College’s School Code is 034555.
    • After submitting the FAFSA, you will receive a Student Aid Report (SAR) by email containing your Expected Family Contribution (EFC).
  2. Create a free profile on National Labor College’s Virtual Financial Aid Office (VFAO).
  3. Conduct a “virtual interview” through National Labor College’s VFAO.
    • You will need your EFC to complete this interview.

Applying for Federal Financial Aid – Associate’s Degree Applicants

  1. Complete and submit a FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid). National Labor College’s School Code is 034555.
    • After submitting the FAFSA, you will receive a Student Aid Report (SAR) by email containing your Expected Family Contribution (EFC).
  2. Create a free profile on National Labor College’s Virtual Financial Aid Office (VFAO).
  3. Conduct a “virtual interview” through National Labor College’s VFAO.
    • You will need your EFC to complete this interview.

Financial Aid Programs

NLC participates in the Federal Pell Grant, Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant, and Direct Loan programs.

More Information

If you have questions, please contact the Office of Financial Aid at financialaid@nlc.edu or 301-628-5592.

The Department of Education has more information about federal student aid at studentaid.ed.gov including specific information for adult students.

Dropping a course

A student registered for a degree program course is permitted to drop the class and receive a full tuition refund through the end of the first week of a 7-week or 15-week course. A dropped course will not appear on the transcript, though a $75 per credit late fee will be assessed.

A student registered for a degree program course is permitted to drop the class and receive a prorated tuition refund through the end of the second week of a 7-week course or through the end of the third week of a 15-week course. A dropped course will appear on the transcript.

Students receiving any type of financial assistance should contact the Office of Financial Aid at financialaid@nlc.edu to determine how the change in credit load will impact their financial aid, scholarship, GI Bill benefits, etc.

Please note tuition refunds are prorated according to the schedule below. Refer to the tuition and fees page for the specific drop dates for each semester. Different refund policies apply for courses offered by non-degree programs.

Drop Fee/Prorated Refund Schedule Semester
15-weeks
Term A
7-weeks
Term B
7-weeks
Drop deadline with full refund/late fee ($75 per credit and no grade on transcript Through the first week of the semester Through the first week of the term Through the first week of the term
Deadline to Withdraw from course with grade of W and 50% refund Through the second week of the semester Through the second week of the term Through the second week of the term
Deadline to Withdraw from course with grade of W and 25% refund Through the third week of the semester No refund No refund

Policy Documents

Veterans Benefits

Students seeking to use Veterans Benefits should contact the Veterans Administration about obtaining a Certificate of Eligibility or Change of Training Location to provide to NLC.

The college’s School Certifying Official is D Denny, Director of Financial Aid.

Visit www.studentaid.ed.gov/military to learn more about federal financial options for military personnel.