Financial Aid

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Complete your FAFSA

A Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) must be filed to determine your eligibility. Use SCC's school code – 017027.

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Nelnet Deferred

Nelnet Deferred is the final step in accepting your financial aid package. Completing this step will prevent you from being dropped from your courses until SCC waits to receive your financial aid funds.

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Grants

Grants never have to be paid back and are awarded based on financial need.

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Welcome to SCC.

We are here to assist you with all types of federal, state, institutional and outside resources for financial assistance!

At this time, all financial aid communications from SCC will take place either through your Financial Aid Checklist or in your official SCC email account. So, please check both of these regularly.

Please navigate through the menu items below and contact us at financialaid@stchas.edu if you have any questions.

Important Information

Request an Appointment

SCC students have the ability to request appointments with an Financial aid Advisor Monday through Thursday. Note: Appointment times will be available Monday and Wednesday from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m, and Tuesday and Thursday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Please request an appointment time at least 48 business hours in advance.

Please follow the steps below.

  • use the email address apptfa@stchas.edu
  • in the Subject Line of the email place “Appointment Requested”
  • in the body of the email provide
    • Name
    • SCC ID #
    • Phone number
    • Term of enrollment assistance is needed for such as Fall 2020
    • Reason for appointment (examples—A+, Veteran Education Benefits, Verification, FAFSA completion, Special Circumstance)
    • provide multiple times that you are able to meet during the posted business hours
    • method of appointment—on-campus, phone call, remote Zoom meeting

Please allow 3 business days for a response to your appointment request.

Confirmation and instructions for your appointment will be provided through your SCC email.

If you only have a general questions that could be answered in an email students should utilize their current SCC email account to contact financialaid@stchas.edu. We are actively working to respond to all emails as quickly as possible.

For up-to-date information on how COVID-19 has impacted federal financial aid, including loan repayment and interest rates, please visit studentaid.gov and specifically review the frequently asked questions.

CARES Act Grant

Students enrolled in the 2020-2021 academic year and who meet the US. Department of Education requirements are able to complete the online application.  To view the additional information about the CARES Act Grant and to complete the CARES Act Grant application visit Be Extraordinary CARES Act Grant.

Visiting students

Visiting students are degree-seeking student at another institution and plan to enroll at SCC to take classes to transfer to their home institution.

As a visiting student enrolling at SCC you are not eligible to receive financial aid at SCC, but you could receive financial aid at your home institution with a consortium agreement. Not all schools will recognize a consortium agreement, so you need to contact your home institution to see if it is an option.  For additional information regarding enrollment as a visiting student at SCC, please go to Visiting Students

 

Completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)

All federal and most state financial aid programs require you to complete a FAFSA. The process is simple and can be done entirely online. For a quick overview of how to fill out the FAFSA, please check out this video from the U.S. Department of Education. SCC’s school code is: 017027

completing the FAFSA

Other helpful videos on the FAFSA process and federal student aid from studentaid.gov :

Your Financial Aid Checklist

Once you’ve submitted a FAFSA, your Financial Aid Checklist is your most important tool to receive financial aid at SCC. In fact, most students can complete the entire financial aid process in the Checklist!

For a quick overview of the Financial Aid Checklist, including how to access the Checklist in your MySCC Portal and complete verification, please check out this video on the Financial Aid Process at SCC.

FA checklist

FAFSA Verification

SCC may be required to verify information on your FAFSA. If you are selected for verification, we will request the needed items in your Financial Aid Checklist. Common requested items include a Tax Return Transcript from the IRS and W2 forms from your (or your parents’) employers.

Once you’ve submitted a FAFSA, it’s important to address each item in your Checklist as soon as possible so that we can complete your financial aid file.

For a quick overview of the Financial Aid Checklist, including how to complete verification, please view this video on the Financial Aid Process at SCC.

Nelnet Deferred Payment Plan

Nelnet is the final step in accepting your aid package, and it’s required for all financial aid students.

Click into the orange box at left or check out this video to learn more.

Deferred Payment

How to Receive your Financial Aid / BankMobile

Once your have completed all items in your Financial Aid Checklist and reviewed your Award Letter, congratulations! You now have a pending award to cover a portion or all of your tuition and fees. You may also be able to use excess grant, loan or scholarship funds to cover the cost of your books at the Campus Store.

But, there are still a couple of important things that need to happen before the funds can be applied to your account. For more information, please check out this page on Financial Aid Disbursement.

How to Maintain your Financial Aid

All students receiving any form of financial assistance are expected to meet standards of Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP). These progress standards are outlined in detail in the Financial Aid Handbook, which can be accessed from the menu at left. You are required to be familiar with the information in the Financial Aid Handbook prior to receiving financial assistance at SCC.

For a brief overview of how to maintain your financial aid, please check out this video on Ground Rules for Financial Aid at SCC.

maintain FA

A+ Scholarship Program

Congratulations on earning your A+ Scholarship! Please visit the A+ Scholarship Program page for a checklist and other important information on using A+ at SCC. It’s important to note that you are required to submit a FAFSA and complete all items in the financial aid checklist in order to receive A+.

For a step-by-step on how this works, please view this brief video on the A+ Program at SCC.

Aplus

Student Loans

To apply for federal student loans, you must first complete and submit a FAFSA with SCC’s school code: 017027. Then, you need to complete all required items in your Financial Aid Checklist.

You can submit a Request for Student Loan in your Financial Aid Checklist under the Resources menu. Then, it’s necessary to complete both Loan Entrance Counseling (for first-time borrowers) and the Master Promissory Note in your Financial Aid Checklist.

SCC only offers federal Direct Subsidized and Unsubsidized Loans. Please visit our webpage on Student Loans for a detailed look at the Student Loans process at SCC.

Here is a great primer video on Student Loans, courtesy of the Dept. of Education

Student Loans

Other resources on federal loans and repayment options:

Veterans and Military

SCC has a dedicated veteran services coordinator committed to assisting you with accessing your earned benefits.

Please visit our Veterans page for more information and to access the New Veteran Checklist.

You can reach Andrew Gates, our veterans services coordinator at agates@stchas.edu

Federal Work Study

Due to the current campus closure, SCC is not accepting applications for Federal Work Study at this time. However, current students can direct questions to their supervisors or to Abby Vernon, Federal Work Study Coordinator, at abby_vernon@stchas.edu.

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