Financial Aid Process


  • To receive a financial aid award in a timely manner, specific steps must be followed. We recommend completion of both Steps 1 and 2 below at the same time.
    Please make sure all of your paperwork is completed by the dates and deadlines set.
    1. Be accepted for Admission to SCC.
      Students must be accepted for admission to the College and must enroll in an eligible Program of Study.
    2. Complete the FAFSA form. For more information, see the Financial Aid Forms page. 
    • The Financial Aid Office encourages completion of the FAFSA online upon completion of your tax return at www.fafsa.gov. Paper applications (FAFSA) are available through the Financial Aid Office or your high school guidance office. Carefully complete all questions, not leaving any blank, and submit it as early as possible.

      Title IV code for SCC=   007591

      (If you wish to have the information on the FAFSA sent to other colleges, check with your high school counselor, your public library or Financial Aid Offices for other Title IV school codes.)
    • Please note: Processing time for the FAFSA has been known to take two-four weeks.
      • The U.S. Department of Education will mail the student a Student Aid Report or e-mail a notice if the student applied online, when processing is complete. This form should be reviewed for accuracy upon receipt. At the same time the SAR is received by the student, all schools listed to receive processed FAFSA results will be sent information electronically (called an ISIR).
      • In some cases, the College will be required to verify the information reported on the FAFSA. The student whose application is selected for verification will be sent a letter requesting (1) copies of the student’s/spouse’s and/or parent’s signed federal income tax return, if applicable, and (2) the completion of a Verification Worksheet.
      • Students having previously attended SCC must be in compliance with Satisfactory Academic Progress policies to be eligible to receive financial aid.
         
       
    1. New students wanting to be considered for a Federal Direct STAFFORD STUDENT LOAN
    • Many students rely on federal government loans to finance their education. These loans have low interest rates and do not require credit checks or collateral. Student loans also provide a variety of deferment options and extended repayment terms. Student loans include Federal Direct Stafford Loans.
      • All Federal Direct Stafford Loans are either subsidized (the government pays the interest while you’re in school) or unsubsidized (you pay all the interest, although you can have the interest payments deferred until after graduation). To receive a subsidized Federal Direct Stafford Loan, you must be able to demonstrate financial need. With the unsubsidized Stafford Loan, you can defer the payments until after graduation by capitalizing the interest. This adds the interest payments to the loan balance, increasing the size and cost of the loan. All students, regardless of need, are eligible for the unsubsidized Federal Direct Stafford Loan.
        Repayment begins six months after the student graduates or drops below half-time enrollment. The standard repayment term is 10 years.

      Failure to maintain attendance in at least six credit hours CANCELS any future loan disbursements. Please notify the Financial Aid Office when returning to school after a break in attendance.
      New students must complete a master promissory note and complete loan entrance counseling.

       
    1. Students interested in FEDERAL WORK-STUDY need to complete and return a Work-Study Application form available in the SCC Placement Office.

    For assistance in completing the FAFSA, please visit one of the SCC Financial Aid Offices or make an appointment with EducationQuest.
    EducationQuest is open Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. To schedule an appointment with EducationQuest, call the location nearest you.

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    Lincoln
    1300 O St.,
    Lincoln, NE 68508

    402-475-5222
    800-303-3745

      Omaha
    Rockbrook Village
    (108th & W. Center Rd)
    11031 Elm Street
    Omaha, NE 68144,
    402-391-4033
    888-357-6300
     
    Kearney
    3712 Second Ave.
    Kearney, NE 68847

    308-234-6310
    800-666-3721