The academic year at SCC consists of the Fall, Spring, and Summer semesters. You will have to choose your academic year on the FAFSA.
2016-2017 -- Fall 2016, Spring 2017, Summer 2017
2017-2018 -- Fall 2017, Spring 2018, Summer 2018
The 2016-2017 FAFSA will remain open until June 30, 2017. 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 2017-2018 academic year, the Department of Education will process from October 1, 2016 until June 30, 2018. A student needs to file only one time for each academic year. FAFSA applications can be filed at fafsa.ed.gov
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 eligible students may not be awarded until after the semester has begun.
SCC Scholarships Deadline will be announced each year when the online scholarship application system opens for all SCC Foundation Scholarships.
- The 2017-18 scholarship application is now available. Visit southwesterncc.awardspring.com to apply. The deadline for applications is April 14, 2017.