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Student Eligibility Requirements

To receive aid from any of the federal and state student aid programs at SCC, students must meet all of the following criteria:

Financial need is documented through the submission of a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and the receipt of a valid Student Aid Report (SAR)

  • Have financial need, except for some loans (Unsubsidized Federal Student Loans)
  • Have a high school/adult high school diploma or a GED Certificate
  • Be accepted for enrollment in an eligible program at SCC and working toward an eligible degree/certificate/diploma
  • Be a U.S. citizen or an eligible non-citizen
  • Have a valid Social Security Number
  • Meet and maintain Satisfactory Academic Progress standards set by SCC
  • Is not in default on a federal student loan
  • Does not owe money on a federal student grant
  • Meet Selective Service requirement as specified by federal regulations
  • Meet federal eligibility requirements regarding drug-related convictions
  • Not receive financial aid at two schools during the same semester
  • Meet minimum enrollment (credit hour) levels as specified for each aid program
  • For Pell Grants, you cannot have already received grants for 12 full-time semesters 
  • For state grants, students must be eligible for NC in-state tuition rates.

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