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Financial Aid Eligibility
Your financial need determines your eligibility for financial aid. Generally, to qualify for federal, state, and/or institutional assistance, you must:
- Have a high school diploma or General Education Development (GED) certificate
- Have a valid Social Security Number
- 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, including summer).
- 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 (from College Catalog) 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 SFSC before you are eligible to receive financial assistance. In order to be degree-seeking at SFSC, you must have a high school diploma or GED.