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.S., bachelor’s degree or financial aid eligible certificate program
  • 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.