Financial Aid

Dates & Deadlines


 Important Dates for Spring 2020:
January 2 - Students with remaining balances can begin charging their books at the SCC Bookstore.  The last day to charge books will be January 31, with financial aid unavailable for online orders after January 24.  Students can view their available amount on their Financial Aid Self-Service portal. 
January 10 - Financial aid award must be complete, or tuition must be paid by this date.
January 13 - First day of Spring semester.  Students in online classes need to engage during first week of classes.
February 19 - Checks will be mailed to students with funds remaining from their grants, scholarships or student loans, after all charges have been deducted. 
March 16 - Second session classes start.  Any additional financial aid due a student for second session hours will be mailed 2 - 3 weeks after classes start.
April 17 - Deadline to apply for 2020-2021 SCC Foundation Scholarships

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.
2019-2020 -- Fall 2019, Spring 2020, Summer 2020
2020-2021 -- Fall 2020, Spring 2021, Summer 2021

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 open. The deadline to apply for the 2020-2021 academic year is April 17, 2020.