Financial Aid

FAFSA Filing Instructions - Video Tutorials Below

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FAFSA Filing Instructions--Please read before you begin.  

Students attending Fall 2018, Spring 2019, or Summer 2019 will need to file the 2018-2019 FAFSA
Students attending Fall 2019, Spring 2020, or Summer 2020 will need to file the 2019-2020 FAFSA
  • To submit your FAFSA, you will need to create an FSA ID for the STUDENT and the PARENT.  To create a FSA ID, go to www.fsaid.ed.gov
  • To start the FAFSA, go to www.fafsa.gov and click on "Start Here"
    • Complete the login screen and review your data
    • Select the FAFSA filing year you are interested in (ex., START 2019-2020 FAFSA)
Note: SCC’s academic year starts in the Fall and ends in the Summer of the following year.
FAFSA applications for the Fall semesters are due May 1.
  • Do not use the Back and Forward arrows at the top of the Browser.  Use only the Next and Previous Buttons at the bottom of each page.
  • Read the Help and Hints Box on the right side of each page for instructions about how to answer each question.  This will be especially helpful when entering tax return data.
  • The STUDENT or PARENT colored bar on the left side of each page will remind you whose information you are working on.  The progress bar at the top will show you what you have completed.  Remember if it says YOU, it means the student, not the parent.
  • Be sure to use the IRS Data Retrieval Option, if available, to import your tax return data directly from the IRS.  This will help speed up your file’s processing later on.  You must have e-filed your tax return two weeks prior, or mailed in your tax return six to eight weeks prior to filing your FAFSA.
  • You will be asked to enter the six-digit Federal School Code for each school you want your FAFSA results sent to.  You can do a look up by entering the name and location of the school.  SCC’s code is 008466.
  • Your FAFSA will save automatically after each section, or you can click the Save button at the bottom of the page whenever you like.
  • Print the Confirmation Page when you finish and submit the FAFSA for information about your aid eligibility.

myStudentAid App

Students and parents can complete the 2019–20 FAFSA using the myStudentAid app. The myFAFSA component—which is used to complete the FAFSA form—is the app’s featured function.

The following are key features of myFAFSA:
• Students and parents may begin, complete, and submit a new or renewal FAFSA form for the 2019–20 FAFSA processing cycle.
• Users will be offered a customized experience based on their role (student, parent, or preparer). The app provides guidance on how to complete the FAFSA questions, making the overall process more positive, engaging, and user-friendly.
• Users will have a secure experience with the same data protections as completing the FAFSA form through fafsa.gov.
• Students and parents may use the IRS Data Retrieval Tool (IRS DRT) to electronically transfer federal tax return information into a FAFSA form.
• Students will be able to view additional information about the schools they selected on their FAFSA form for easy comparison of schools.

In addition, the myStudentAid mobile app provides links to the following services:
• Profile: manage username and password (FSA ID)
• myFederalLoans: view federal student aid history
• myCollegeScorecard: view and compare information about schools
• Contact Us: get in touch with Federal Student Aid contact centers to have your questions answered
• StudentAid.gov: access Federal Student Aid’s key source of information about the federal student aid programs, application process, and loan repayment options