Costs & Aid Home | Costs & Aid Financial Aid is available Southeast Community College believes that qualified students who wish to attend the College should not be prevented from doing so for financial reasons. Although the Department of Education expects students and families to have primary responsibility for funding their education, SCC will make every effort to assist those who need help. Through extensive financial aid programs, we seek to put educational costs within the reach of every prospective student enrolled in an eligible program at the College. More than 80 percent of the student body receives some form of financial assistance; which is given through scholarships, grants, loans, and part-time employment. The amount is determined on the basis of need and/or scholastic achievement. Demonstrated financial need is defined as the difference between the amount it costs to attend the College and the amount the Department of Education says the student or student's family can reasonably contribute toward these costs. Costs include education-related expenses such as tuition/fees, books/supplies, room and board, transportation, and personal expenses. SCC participates in FEDERAL AND STATE financial aid programs, as well as INSTITUTIONAL FINANCIAL AID. Students are advised to complete necessary forms early by posted Priority Filing deadline dates to avoid delays in receipt of a financial aid award. Certain aid is awarded on a first-come, first-served basis. Students seeking assistance with financial aid questions can contact any campus Financial Aid Office for assistance.