Financial Aid

Dates & Deadlines


 Important Dates for Spring 2021:
December 21-January 22 - Students with remaining financial aid balances can charge their books online through the SCC Bookstore website.
January 4-January 29 - Students with remaining financial aid balances can charge their books in person at the SCC Bookstore.
January 11 - First day of Spring semester. Students in online classes must engage during their first week of class.
February 12 - Students with remaining aid balances after all charges have been paid will be mailed a refund check on this date.
February 17 - Last day to withdraw from a 1st session class.
April- 5 - Last day to withdraw from a full session class.
April 27 - Last day to withdraw from a 2nd session class.
May 1 - SCC priority deadline for submission of 2021-2022 FAFSA.
May 13 - Last day of Spring semester.

Financial Aid Deadlines
The academic year at SCC consists of the Fall, Spring, and Summer semesters. You may have to choose your academic year on the FAFSA.
2020-2021 -- Fall 2020, Spring 2021, Summer 2021
2021-2022 -- Fall 2021, Spring 2022, Summer 2022

FAFSA Deadlines:

The U.S. Department of Education will now begin processing FAFSAs starting in October each year and ending in June, 21 months later. Example: For the 2020-2021 academic year, the Department of Education will process from Oct. 1, 2019, until June 30, 2021. A student needs to file only one time for each academic year. FAFSA applications can be filed at

SCC has set Priority Deadlines to ensure that students file in time to allow processing and awarding before the start of each semester. SCC students need to file their FAFSAs by the following dates:

  • May 1 – students starting the next Fall
  • September 30 – students starting the next Spring
  • February 15 – students starting the next Summer

FAFSAs filed after these deadlines WILL be processed as soon as possible, but delays may cause eligible students to be awarded after the semester has begun.

Scholarship Deadlines

SCC Scholarships Deadline will be announced each year when the online scholarship application system opens for all SCC Foundation Scholarships.

  • The 2020-2021 scholarship application is now closed. The deadline to apply for the 2020-2021 academic year was May 1.