To determine whether or not you are eligible for a federal financial aid program, S.C. Need Based Grant or Lottery Tuition Assistance, you or your parents (if you are a dependent) must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). The FAFSA must be completed once per year for the following school year. The school year consists of the fall semester (begins in August), the spring semester (begins in January) and the following summer semester (begins in May). Complete your financial aid file and get accepted into SCC as soon as possible!
The financial aid process generally takes between four to six weeks before you are notified of your eligibility. You do not have to wait for your financial aid award to continue with your SCC admission, advisement and registration processes. However, to be awarded financial aid you must be accepted for admission into SCC and registered for classes.
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Approximately two weeks after filing the IRS tax return, complete a Free
Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) online using FAFSA on the Web at www.fafsa.gov
Simplify the process by using the IRS Data Retrieval option when
your tax return data is requested–this saves you time and expedites the application
process. The FAFSA must be completed once per year between January and May for
the following school year. The school year consists of the fall semester
(begins in August), the spring semester (begins in January) and the following
summer semester (begins in May). Priority deadline is May 1 (or closest business day) each year.
SCC's Title IV school
code is 003994.
If you apply in time and are eligible, you can use financial aid award(s) (excluding Federal Work Study, FWS) to pay tuition and fees and to make purchases in the Book Inn. A student may request to "opt out" and use an allowance to purchase books and supplies elsewhere by submitting to the SCC Business Office a Request to Opt Out form by the first day of class for each semester you wish to use an allowance. Lottery Tuition Assistance (LTA) cannot be used for books and supplies. Funds available after tuition, fees, books and supply expenses have been paid will be disbursed by the business office.
If you do not apply in time, you will be expected to pay for tuition, fees, books and supplies and be reimbursed for financial aid awards in the amount for which you are eligible
(to ensure your funds are available by the beginning of fall term)
Phone: (864) 592-4810
Toll Free: (888) 591-3810
Fax: (864) 592-4945
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Contact: Financial Aid Staff Listing