Student Services

Where do I Begin? Financial Aid Basics

Applying for Financial Aid

The first decision most of us make in college is about your need for financial aid. To apply for financial aid, we have created a step-by-step checklist to help you through this application process. It is designed to help you proceed through the proper steps. You can download or print the checklist off for easy reference. Link to the checklist is available at the bottom of the page.

To apply for federal financial aid, you need to complete a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). The information you provide determines whether you qualify for federal and state grants and federal loans based on financial need.

You should apply for admission to State College of Florida, Manatee-Sarasota (SCF) to be considered for Financial Aid. To qualify for financial aid, you must be a degree-seeking student. You must submit all academic transcripts from prior schools attended and allow time for evaluation.

We strongly encourage students to file their FAFSA application as early as possible. You will need the College's Federal school code 001504 in your FAFSA application. 

Federal School Code



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