Financial Aid

Withdrawals and Financial Aid


If you need to withdraw from SCC at any time after you have received financial aid, there may be an impact on your financial aid. The type of impact will depend on whether you are doing a full withdrawal or a partial withdrawal.

Partial Withdrawal

If you know right away that you need to drop a class, try to do so during Drop/Add so that you can add another class, or get part of the tuition refunded. We will adjust your financial aid if necessary to your enrollment status at the financial aid census date which occurs after the end of Drop/Add. If you decide to withdraw from a class after the Drop/Add period is over, be sure to do so before the last date to withdraw to avoid being given an F grade. You will not have to repay financial aid dollars unless you withdraw from all your classes. Even partial withdrawals can hurt your future eligibility, however, because of the Satisfactory Academic Progress requirement to complete 67% of all attempted hours.

Full Withdrawal - See Title IV Aid and Withdrawals for a more detailed explanation

If you receive the Pell Grant, Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG), Federal Direct Loan or PLUS Loan, you must earn your financial aid by attending class beyond the 60% point of each semester. If you withdraw from all of your classes OR stop attending all your classes, and have not attended past the 60% point of the semester (which is right before the last date to withdraw), you may owe back a portion of the financial aid you received. 

The SCC Financial Aid Office will send you a letter detailing any amounts due to SCC and/or to the United States Department of Education. You will be given 45 days from the date of that letter to repay both amounts to SCC. If you owe funds, there will usually be an amount you owe SCC. This must be repaid before you can enroll in classes again, or before you can request a transcript. There may also be an amount you owe the Department of Education. You must repay this amount or make satisfactory payment arrangements with the Department of Education to remain eligible for federal financial aid beyond the 45 day period. If you do not pay within the 45 days, SCC will begin to collect the amount you owe us, and the Department of Education will begin to collect the amount you owe them.

A student who is receiving federal aid must attend beyond the 60% point of the semester to have earned his aid, and to not have to return any funds. 

60% Point by Term
Term Attend Class  On or Beyond Last Date to Withdraw
Fall 2017 October 28, 2017 October 31, 2017
Spring 2018 March 24, 2018 March 27, 2018
Summer 2018 (8 Week Term) July 9, 2018 July 10, 2018