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Financial Aid Assistance for Fall Semester
No matter your situation, our dedicated financial aid staff can help connect you with the resources you need to pay for college – including grants, scholarships and state and federal funding options.
Be Extraordinary CARES Act Grant
Through the federal Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act, St. Charles Community College has signed and returned to the Department the Certification and Agreement and the assurance that the institution has used, or intends to use, no less than 50 percent of the funds $1,341,237.00 received under Section 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act to provide Emergency Financial Aid Grants to students.
SCC estimates to assist over 1,500 student with funding from the CARES Act.
Students must be eligible for Title IV funds and have completed a 2020-21 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Additionally, students must be enrolled for nine (9) credit hours for the Fall semester in a degree or certificate seeking program.
Students who are eligible for the award receive either $500.00 or $750.00. Awards will be disbursed directly to students and will be delivered through the existing SCC process.
All students have to do is fill out a simple survey. Students will receive a notification if they have been approved for an award in their SCC email.
Pell Grants do not have to be repaid and are awarded to eligible undergraduate students who have not earned a bachelor's or professional degree. Pell Grants are based on financial need. A Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) must be filed with the Department of Education to determine your eligibility.
COVID-19 Presidents Scholarship
The President’s COVID-19 Emergency Scholarship provides financial assistance to students who are experiencing unplanned education related financial expenses due to COVID-19. The student must explain financial need and have circumstances that may affect their ability to start or continue their education at SCC. Funds must be used on tuition, fees and/or books. See the criteria and apply today.
Federal Student Loans
There are two types of federal direct loans that you may qualify for at SCC. In order to be eligible for a loan, a student must complete the FAFSA application.
Complete the list in the Loan Steps to initiate your loan.
SCC is working with Nelnet Business Solutions to find a payment plan that works for you. So even if you're not ready for SCC's "last day to pay," you can still take those classes and pursue that degree. This is not a loan, rather it’s a plan for repayment.
Everyone’s situation is different, and we are here to help. Learn more about applying for financial aid.