Getting Financial Aid

 

 

  • Apply for the FAFSA/Dream Act starting January 1st (March 2nd is the priority deadline for the FAFSA/Dream Act).
  • Apply for the Cal Grant by completing your FAFSA/Dream Act and GPA Verification Form by March 2nd.  Community College students have a second deadline of September 2nd to submit their Cal Grant requirements.
  • Around Mid-April the SCC Financial Aid Office loads student files for the 2014-2015 year.
  • SCC Financial Aid sends out an email notifying students to log-in to “My City Aid” to check their Financial Aid Status

 

 

  • Students are randomly chosen for verification.
  • Your Financial Aid File will not be processed until all documents are submitted.
  • If you submit all your documents by early June, you will be guaranteed your Financial Aid the first week of school.

 

 

  • Allow 4-6 weeks to process your file.
  • Always be aware that more documentation may be required.  If this is the case you will be contacted by our office immediately.
  • Some files may be released to the Department of Education.  If this is the case, your file may be delayed a week or two.

 

ENROLLMENT STATUS:

 

Full-time status (FullX)  =  12.00 or more units

Three -quarter time status (3/4X)  =    9.00 — 11.99 units

Half-time status  (1/2X)  =    6.00 —   8.99 units

Less than half-time status (<1/2X)  =    0.50 —   5.99 units

 

Among many other factors your award is also based on your enrollment status.  Below you will find sample awards for students who have a zero EFC.

 

EnrollmentStatusAnnual Award1st Payment2nd Payment
FullX$5645$2823$2822
3/4X$4234$2117$2117
1/2X$2823$1412$1411
<1/2X$1411$706$705

 

Please Note:  If your enrollment is Full time or 3/4 time you will receive two disbursements per semester.  For example, a Full time student will receive two disbursements of $1412 and $1411 to equal the payment of $2823 (1st Payment) during the the Fall semester.  While, a 1/2 time student  will only receive one disbursement of $1412 (1st Payment) during the Fall semester.

 

 

  • There are two disbursements per semester. (Our office disburses funds every Friday)
  • Your Higher One Card must be activated to receive your disbursements.  (Please make sure that your Address is correct with the Admissions and Records Office)