Federal regulations prohibit SCC from awarding financial aid to you for classes that do not count toward your degree. Most of our programs require elective credits and those courses are used to determine your financial aid eligibility. You can take classes outside your academic requirements but understand your financial aid eligibility will not include these classes. This may result in your financial aid award being reduced.
Your financial aid award is applied directly to your tuition bill. If your award amount is reduced, your tuition charges may still be fully covered.
Every student’s situation is different and we are here to help you make the best decision for you. Be sure to monitor your SCC student email account for important information from our office. If you are registered for a class that doesn’t apply to your degree or diploma, please follow these steps:
You can register for any class you want. The best way to maximize your financial aid eligibility is by taking classes that are required for your academic program at SCC. Be aware that taking classes outside your academic requirements may result in it taking longer for you to graduate and additional out-of-pocket expenses. You will want to speak with an academic advisor to see if there’s a similar course you can take that will apply to your academic requirements. Speak with our Financial Aid Office to determine if your financial aid package will be adjusted based on your registration.
Speak with your academic advisor to determine if these classes will be covered by your financial aid package:
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