COVID-19 Update: On-site face-to-face credit classes and labs will be held as shown in the 2020 Fall Class Schedule. The first day of the Fall Semester is Monday, Aug. 24, 2020.
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Important Financial Aid Updates

  • Updated March 27, 2020

    This information will be updated regularly as it becomes available to inform our students, faculty, staff, and larger community regarding any possible financial aid implications related to the Coronavirus (COVID-19).

    While all SCC locations are closed, we continue to monitor the financial aid email account and are available at the financial aid phone line. Our email address is financialaid@southeast.edu, and our phone number is 402-437-2610. If you are unable to reach someone, please leave a voicemail and we will return your call as soon as possible.

    Federal Financial Aid Updates

    We are awaiting further guidance from the U.S. Department of Education. In general, students must continue to maintain minimum program enrollment requirements to receive aid.

    • Current Pell Grant awards should not be affected.
    • Current Federal Direct Loan awards should not be affected.

    If you are planning to officially withdraw from all of your 2020 Spring Semester courses, please consult with an academic and financial aid advisor before doing so. Withdrawing from all courses can negatively affect your Spring 2020 aid.

    Federal Work Study

    • FWS students will continue to be paid for regularly scheduled work hours.
    • Any student scheduled to work March 16, 2020 (college closed) until the campuses are reopened will be compensated for those hours.
    • If your office is closed and you cannot report to work, you will be paid your regularly scheduled hours. Please ask your supervisor to send an email indicating the office was closed for payment.
    • As always, supervisors must submit timesheets in a timely fashion by required deadlines.

    Federal Direct Loans

    All borrowers with federally held student loans will automatically have their interest rates set to 0% for a period of at least 60 days. In addition, each of these borrowers will have the option to suspend their payments for at least two months to allow them greater flexibility during the national emergency. This will allow borrowers to temporarily stop their payments without worrying about accruing interest.

    Visit StudentAid.gov/coronavirus for forthcoming details.

    Verification Documentation

    Documentation for 2019/20 verification can be submitted via fax to 402-437-2402.

    Helpful Links

    Coronavirus and Forbearance Info for Students, Borrowers and Parents:
    https://studentaid.gov/announcements-events/coronavirus

    Centers for Disease Control and Prevention:
    https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html

    Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services:
    http://dhhs.ne.gov/Pages/default.aspx

    You can contact the Financial Aid Office via phone at 402-437-2610 or email at financialaid@southeast.edu.