Federal School Code: 005537

  1. _____ Complete your FAFSA at www.fafsa.gov
    Select the appropriate academic year. If you plan to attend the summer term, you must have a FAFSA for the current academic year on file. Be sure to indicate SCC's school code 005537 on your application.
  2. _____ Receive your Student Aid Report (SAR)  from the Department of Education
    The SAR is a summary of the information that you provided on the FAFSA. SCC will receive a copy of the SAR electronically within 3-5 business days. Review the SAR carefully and make any necessary corrections at www.fafsa.gov.
  3. _____ FAFSA Follow Up
    If additional information is needed to complete your application, you will receive notification from the Financial Aid Office.  Check your eServices account for updates.
  4. _____ Receive a Financial Aid Award Notification
    You will be notified by email that your award notification from SCC is ready to view online through your eServices account. The notification will list the amount of grants and loans for which you qualify.
  5. _____ Sign up for Direct Deposit
    Utilize the direct deposit option to receive excess financial aid funds in a timely and secure fashion. Sign into eServices to set up your direct deposit account.
  6. _____ Apply for a Direct Student Loan
    If you decide to borrow the student loans you were awarded, you must complete additional steps under the Loans section on eServices.

Important Dates

Fall 2020
August 24, 2020 – December 16, 2020

  • August 17– September 4 - Bookstore charging allowed for financial aid applicants
  • September 9 - Financial aid applies to student accounts
  • September 11 – Financial aid disburses to students (direct deposits and checks mailed)
  • September 29 - Delayed loan applies to student accounts
  • September 30 - Delayed loan disburses to students (direct deposits and checks mailed)
  • October 7 - Late fees assessed on outstanding accounts not paid by October 6th
  • October 20 - Second half of fall only loan applies to student accounts
  • October 21 - Second half of fall only loan disburses to students (direct deposits and checks mailed)
  • December 2 - Last day to submit Direct Loan request for fall semester

Spring 2021
January 11, 2021 – May 12, 2021

  • January 4 – January 22 - Bookstore charging allowed for financial aid applicants
  • January 26 - Financial aid applies to student accounts
  • January 29 – Financial aid disburses to students (direct deposits and checks mailed)
  • February 16 - Delayed loan applies to student accounts
  • February 17 – Delayed loan disburses to students (direct deposits and checks mailed)
  • February 25 - Late fees assessed on outstanding accounts not paid by February 24th
  • March 16 – Second half of spring only loan applies to student accounts
  • March 17 - Second half of spring only loan disburses to students (direct deposits and checks mailed)
  • April 28 - Last day to submit Direct Loan request for spring semester

updated 09/01/2020
dates are subject to change