Federal Pell GrantThe Pell Grant is a grant from the federal government
that does not have to be paid back. The grant may only be awarded
to undergraduate, degree-seeking students who have not already
obtained a bachelor's degree. The award amount is based on a
student's financial need as determined by the Free Application for
Federal Student Aid application.
Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity
FSEOG awards are made to undergraduate students with financial
need. SCC has a limited amount of funds to award to eligible
students. Eligible Federal Pell Grant recipients with the lowest Expected
Family Contribution are considered first for available federal FSEOG
Federal College Work-Study ProgramSCC participates in the Federal College Work-Study
Program. FCWS funds are awarded to students on the basis of
financial need. Students seeking FCWS need to complete and return a
Work-Study Application for consideration. Forms can be picked up at
the SCC Placement Office on the Lincoln campus, or any Financial
Aid Office where you will be completing your Program of
Iraq and Afghanistan Service GrantThe Iraq and Afghanistan Service Grant provides money to students to help pay educational expenses and does not have to be paid back. A student may be eligible for this grant if his or her parent or guardian was a member of the U.S. armed forces and died as a result of military service performed in Iraq or Afghanistan after September 11, 2011. The Department of Education determines the student’s eligibility for this grant by information provided on the FAFSA.
Federal Direct Subsidized and Unsubsidized LoansThe Federal Direct Subsidized and Unsubsidized Loan program enables students
to borrow from the U.S. Department of Education. The loan amount is
limited to the cost of education minus EFC, and in some instances
minus other financial aid the borrower is expected to receive for
the loan period. Dependent, first-year students may borrow a
maximum of $5,500 per school year. Dependent, second-year students
may borrow a maximum of $6,500 per school year (subject to other
restrictions per federal regulations). Independent, first-year
students may borrow a maximum of $9,500 per school year.
Independent, second-year students may have a loan limit of
$10,500. If a student qualifies for a Federal Direct Subsidized Loan, the government pays the interest on the loan while the student is enrolled in school on at least a half-time basis, during the grace period, and during times of deferment. For Federal Direct Unsubsidized Loans, the student is responsible for the interest from the date of the first disbursement.
Parent Loan (PLUS)
The Federal Direct PLUS is for parent borrowers of dependent
students and provides additional funds for educational expenses.
Federal Direct PLUS loans enable parents with good credit histories
to borrow for each dependent child who is enrolled at least
half-time. Federal Direct PLUS loans are made by the U.S.
Department of Education. Applicants do not have to show financial
need, but must undergo a credit analysis. Repayment begins within
60 calendar days of disbursement, and deferments are available
under certain conditions. Federal Direct PLUS loans cannot exceed
the College's estimated cost of education minus other financial
aid. Parents may apply for a PLUS loan at: www.studentloans.gov.
National Farmworker Jobs ProgramThis is a grant from the Department of Labor that assists those who have done seasonal or migrant farm-work in the last two years. Unlike student loans this is a grant and therefore does not have to be paid back. This grant can only be considered by students who are only planning on obtaining a two-year degree or less. This grant can assist its students with tuition, books, tools, and a weekly stipend for time spent in the classroom.
Terms and conditions, eligibility requirements and application process.
Nebraska Grant (NOG)NOG funds are awarded to Nebraska residents on the basis
of financial need eligibility. Students apply by completing the
FAFSA. Eligibility is determined by state guidelines.
SCC Tuition GrantThe SCC Tuition Grant is a waiver of tuition, or a portion
thereof, for one or more terms and is not a cash award. Students
apply by completing the FAFSA. This institutional grant is awarded
on the basis of financial need.
SCC's scholarship program was established to promote
and encourage interest in education for students planning to
enroll, to reduce the student's financial obligation, and to
recognize outstanding academic achievement in course work already
completed at SCC. Scholarships are considered "gift aid" and do not
require repayment unless the donor has clearly indicated repayment
procedures in the scholarship announcement. Scholarships are
awarded on the basis of academic achievement and/or financial need.
Applicants are evaluated on criteria specified by the scholarship
donor. Selection is made by the SCC Scholarship Committee or the
scholarship donor. Students applying for scholarships
awarded on the basis of financial need must file a FAFSA.