Our financial aid representatives specialize in helping you make your education at Southeast Community College affordable. They will guide you through the financial aid process to find funding to cover the cost of tuition, fees, books, supplies, housing, transportation and more.
Your first step with this process is to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) form. You must submit a FAFSA form by the federal deadline to be considered for financial aid each academic year.
Please contact us if you have any questions as we are here to help you fund Your Path to Possible. If you are a current student, please check your SCC email for communication updates from our office.
The following federal and state programs and SCC specific financial assistance are available to you:
This federal program provides low-interest loans for students enrolled and attending SCC at least half-time (a minimum of six (6) semester credit hours). Federal Student Loan applications are certified by the SCC Financial Aid Office and funded through the U.S. Department of Education. You are required to pay back the amount of the loan plus interest. The types of direct loans available are:
As a borrower, you will be classified into one of these groups:
Depending on your status, you are eligible to borrow the following amounts:
You will be classified as a first-year for student loan purposes until you have earned 30 credit hours toward an eligible program of study. The maximum amount you may borrow as an undergraduate during your college program is $31,000 for dependent students and $57,500 for independent students.
Before you receive your loan funds, you will be required to complete the following on the U.S. Department of Education website using your FAFSA login:
Our Financial Aid Office will inform you of the type of loan you are eligible for (subsidized, unsubsidized or a combination of both). We follow guidelines and regulations from the U.S. Department of Education when certifying loans and/or determining amounts. You can request the reasons for our decision in writing. Federal Student Loan borrower interest rates vary depending on the loan type and the first disbursement date of the loan. Please see the interest rates for Direct Subsidized and Direct Unsubsidized Loans.
This federal program loans eligible parents a Direct PLUS loan to help pay for college expenses. Loan applications are certified by the SCC Financial Aid Office and are funded through the U.S. Department of Education. The yearly limit for this loan is SCC’s cost of attendance minus any other financial aid you receive
Your parents are responsible for repayment of this loan beginning 60 days after the loan origination date. The loan is subject to a variable interest rate with a cap of 9%. Interest rates vary depending on the loan type and the first disbursement date of the loan. Please see the interest rates for the Federal Direct PLUS Loan.
The SCC Educational Foundation established the scholarship program to make college affordable for SCC students. Institutional scholarships are considered a gift and do not require repayment unless the donor specifies repayment procedures in the scholarship announcement.
We only accept online applications during the following application periods:
Last year, we awarded $1.5 million in institutional scholarships to SCC students. View a list of current SCC Educational Foundation Scholarships.
External scholarships are awarded by organizations outside SCC. You will be notified by the organization of your award and it is your responsibility to notify the SCC Financial Aid Office of the scholarship amount
Specific information about external scholarships must be provided to the SCC Business Office (Student Accounts? Financial Aid?) to determine if the outside organization needs to be billed for receipt of funds. The funds will be placed in an account until it is officially paid at which time the funds will be credited in your student account.
If you plan to enroll in summer classes in 2021 and need financial aid, you must complete the 2020-21 FAFSA. Please keep in mind the following
This federal program provides part-time employment for students with financial need. Federal Work Study assignments are typically based on the amount of unmet need, lowest expected family contribution, date of application and suitability of skills for the position. You must complete the Federal Work Study job application and interview with a supervisor to receive work-study funds.
A majority of work study jobs are on-campus jobs. Additionally, the Federal Work Study Program encourages employment in civic education and work related to your program of study whenever possible.