Student Services

Eligibility 

To be eligible to receive federal student aid, you must:

  • Be a citizen or eligible noncitizen of the United States.
  • Have a valid Social Security Number. (Students from the Republic of the Marshall Islands, Federated States of Micronesia, and the Republic of Palau are exempt from this requirement.)
  • Have a high school diploma or a General Education Development (GED) certificate, or have completed homeschooling.
  • Be enrolled in an eligible program as a regular student seeking a degree or eligible certificate.
  • Maintain satisfactory academic progress.
  • Not owe a refund on a federal student grant or be in default on a federal student loan.
  • Register (or already be registered) with the Selective Service System, if you are a male and not currently on active duty in the U.S. Armed Forces. (Students from the Federated States of Micronesia, the Republic of the Marshall Islands and the Republic of Palau are exempt from registering; see https://www.sss.gov for more information.)
  • Not have a conviction for the possession or sale of illegal drugs for an offense that occurred while you were receiving federal student aid (such as grants, work-study, or loans). If you have such a conviction, you must complete the Student Aid Eligibility Worksheet to determine if you are eligible for aid or partially eligible for aid.

Other conditions affecting eligibility:

  • Must demonstrate financial need for certain programs
    • Federal Pell Grant
    • Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG)
    • Federal Direct Subsidized Loans
    • Federal College Work Study Program
  • Once you have a bachelor's degree or a first professional degree, students no longer qualify for:
    • Federal Pell Grant
    • Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant

Other requirements may apply. Please contact Financial Aid for more information.

Additional Information

  • Federal aid is available for up to 30 remedial credits. Once a student attempts 30 remedial credits, federal aid will be awarded for college-level credits only.
  • Official transcripts from all prior schools must be received and evaluated by SCF before you are eligible to receive financial assistance. In order to be degree-seeking at SCF, you must have a high school diploma or GED.

 

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