Financial Aid

Financial Aid/Veterans Office

8:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.

9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

1113, SCC Main Building
(636) 922-8601

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


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 if you have any questions

Important Information

The 2024-2025 FAFSA is available to complete!

Historically, the FAFSA has been available beginning October 1st each year. However, because of significant changes to the application and the rebuild of the FAFSA processing system, the 2024-25 FAFSA was delayed until December 31, 2023. Update: Schools nation-wide will not receive ISIRs (FAFSA results) for students until mid-March 2024. More information on these changes can be found here on our FAFSA webpage.

Which FAFSA do I Complete?

Make sure that you are completing the appropriate FAFSA for the academic year in which you will be attending (see chart below). An academic year begins in fall and ends in summer. Make sure to add our FAFSA school code: 017027. Without the school code, SCC cannot view your FAFSA.


Which FAFSA?

FAFSA priority deadline

FA Checklist priority deadline

Fall 2023

2023-2024 Jun 1, 2023 Jul 1, 2023

Spring 2024


Nov 1, 2023

Dec 1, 2023

Summer 2024


Apr 1, 2024

May 1, 2024

Fall 2024


Jun 1, 2024

Jul 1, 2024






FAFSA Workshop

April 30

SC Main 1113

3:00 -4:00 pm

Aplus Orientation

May 21

Conoyer Hall Auditorium

6:00 -7:30 pm

Office Hours

We are in the SCC Main Building, room 1113.

NEW OFFICE HOURS on the main campus in SCC Main 1113. Monday-Thursdays we are now open from 8:00 am - 7:00 pm. Friday hours are 9:00 am - 5:00 pm



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All FA Advising Ends


8:00 am

6:00 pm

7:00 pm


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6:00 pm

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6:00 pm

7:00 pm


8:00 am

6:00 pm

7:00 pm


9:00 am


5:00 pm

Visiting students

Visiting students are degree-seeking students 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

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

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.

Nelnet Information (PDF)

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

Deferred Payment

How to Receive your Financial Aid

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.

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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.


Student Loans

SCC 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.  To request a loan, get started on these steps:

  1. Complete your FAFSA with SCC's school code:  017027
  2. Complete Loan Entrance Counseling (select undergraduate)
  3. Complete a Master Promissory Note (select undergraduate)
  4. Submit a Loan Request in Eforms

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 contact Financial Aid at

Federal Work Study

SCC participates in the Federal Work Study Program, which offers part-time employment opportunities to eligible students. Complete a FAFSA to see if you qualify. Learn more about the program on our FWSP webpage. For further questions about the program or to determine if you qualify, contact Abby Vernon at

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