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.

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.

    All paperwork must be completed by the designated dates and deadlines.

    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 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) form.
      For more information, see the Financial Aid Forms page.
      • The Financial Aid Office encourages completion of the FAFSA online. Paper versions of the 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 is 007591

        If you wish to have the information on the FAFSA sent to other colleges, you may find other school codes.

      • Processing time for the FAFSA can take two to four weeks.
        • The U.S. Department of Education will mail the student a Student Aid Report (SAR) 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 FAFSA results will be sent the Institutional Student Information Record (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
        • Students having previously attended SCC must be in compliance with Satisfactory Academic Progress policies to be eligible to receive financial aid.
    3. New students, seeking to borrow a Federal Direct Subsidized or Unsubsidized 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.
        • All Federal Direct Loans are either subsidized (the government pays the interest while you’re in school, during the grace period or during times of authorized deferment) or unsubsidized, where you pay all the interest from the date of disbursement. You may defer the interest payments until after graduation, but the accrued interest will be capitalized (added) to the loan’s principal.
        • To receive a Federal Direct Subsidized Loan, you must be able to demonstrate financial need.
        • New students must complete a master promissory note and complete loan entrance counseling.
        • 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.
        • Loan Repayment begins six months after the student graduates or drops below half-time enrollment.
        • The standard repayment term is 10 years.
    4. Students interested in Federal Work-Study (FWS) must complete and return a Work-Study Application form available in the Financial Aid Offices.

    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.

    1300 O St.
    Lincoln, NE 68508

    Rockbrook Village
    (108th & W. Center Rd.)
    11031 Elm St.
    Omaha, NE 68144

    3712 2nd Ave.
    Kearney, NE 68847