Your financial need determines your eligibility for financial aid. Generally, to qualify for federal, state, and/or institutional assistance, you must:
- Demonstrate financial need based on the results of the FAFSA
- Be enrolled in and attending classes. Most financial aid programs require at least
half-time enrollment (6+ credits per term). Full Time = 12+ credit hours
Three-Quarter Time = 9-11 credit hours
Half Time = 6-8 credit hours
Less Than Half Time = 1-5 credit hours
- Be a degree-seeking student in an A.A., A.A.S., A.S., bachelor's degree or financial aid eligible certificate program
- Register with Selective Service if required
- Maintain Satisfactory Academic Progress in your course of study
- Not be in default on any state or federal grant or loan received at any institution
- Be a citizen or permanent resident of the United States or trust territories
- Certify that you will use federal student aid only for educational purposes
Federal aid is available for up to 30 remedial credits. Once a student attempts 30 remedial credits, federal aid will be awarded for college-level credits only.
Official transcripts from all prior schools must be received and evaluated by SCF before you are eligible to receive financial assistance. In order to be degree-seeking at SCF, you must have a high school diploma or GED.