Financial Aid

Dates & Deadlines


 Important Dates for Summer 2020:
May 1 - SCC Foundation Scholarship deadline.
May 15 - WCU Chancellors Achievement Scholarship application deadline.
May 21 - Students with remaining balances can begin charging their books through the SCC Bookstore.  The last day to charge books will be June 10, with financial aid unavailable for online orders after June 5.  Students can view their available amount on their Financial Aid Self-Service portal. 
May 21 - Financial aid award must be complete, or tuition must be paid for summer classes by this date.
May 26 - First day of Summer semester. Students in online classes must engage during the first week of class.
June 19 - Checks will be mailed to students with funds remaining from their grants, scholarships, or student loans, after all charges have been deducted.

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.