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Financial Aid

Aid for All.

新皇冠体育APP下载each year we award over $800,000 in scholarships. in addition to robust academic scholarships, we also offer scholarships for students pursuing certain majors, those with artistic or performing talent, people who live in neighboring communities, the list goes on.

it's all part of our mission of making college accessible for all.  

read on to learn how to get the assistance you need to pursue the life you want.

Types of Aid

新皇冠体育APP下载a quick overview of the various types of financial aid. 

Scholarships

Aid that does not need to be repaid, but has specific eligibility requirements. Requirements vary by scholarship. Learn more about scholarships here.

Grants

Aid that does not need to be repaid. Read more about grants here.

Loans

Supplemental financial aid that must be repaid. Click here for more information on loans.

Student Employment (Work Study)

aid that supplements your educational cost through on-or off-campus employment. 

How to Get Financial Aid

  • 1. File the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)

    the fafsa is a major source of funding for most students and is required for some scholarships. it determines your financial need and may offer you federal or local grants and loans based on your or your family’s income.

    file the fafsa at , using smc’s school code 002317.

    •  Reviewing this document before you begin will help speed the process up.
    • As part of the FAFSA, you will create a FSA ID which will become your credentials for maintaining access to the FAFSA application. 
    • If you are having troubles filling out the FAFSA, please contact our office or 
  • 2. Apply for Scholarships

    All students are automatically considered for academic scholarships when they apply for admission. Other scholarships require an application. Browse and apply for scholarships here.

  • 3. Apply for Loans (If Needed)

    If grants and scholarships do not cover your expenses, you can apply for loans to pay the remainder of your bill. Learn more about loans here.

  • 4. Check Your SMC Email

    all communication regarding your financial aid will be sent to your smc email and/or to your home address. it is important to check your email frequently to learn about the awards you received and any follow-up requirements.

    To learn how to access your SMC email, click here.

  • 5. Complete Follow-up Requirements

    新皇冠体育APP下载it’s important to stay on top of things when it comes to financial aid. your scholarship may require a formal acknowledgement of your acceptance, or it may require you to write a thank you letter to the donor. loans require loan counseling, and federal aid sometimes requires verification. all of this will be communicated to you via your smc email. complete all requirements in a timely manner to ensure that aid will be applied to your account successfully.

  • 6. Go to Class

    新皇冠体育APP下载if you don’t attend your first few classes once the semester begins, you will lose your financial aid and may be required to pay it back. similarly, if you slack off in your classes and earn poor grades, you may lose your aid for following semesters. it’s important to take your education seriously, attend class, and get good grades to maintain your aid and stay on track to earning your degree.

Important Dates

Aid for 2020-21 Academic Year

新皇冠体育APP下载september 2019: scholarships awarded until funds are exhausted

october 1, 2019: fafsa application open

march 1, 2020: priority deadline to file fafsa for state aid

新皇冠体育APP下载june 30, 2021: deadline to file fafsa for federal aid

 

Aid for 2021-22 Academic Year

september 2020: scholarships awarded until funds are exhausted

october 1, 2020: fafsa application open

新皇冠体育APP下载march 1, 2021: priority deadline to file fafsa for state aid

june 30, 2022: deadline to file fafsa for federal aid

 

Eligibility

to qualify for federal financial aid you must...

  • Have earned a high school diploma or G.E.D.,
  • Be enrolled as a degree- or certificate-seeking student at SMC,
  • Be a U.S. citizen or eligible non-U.S. citizen,
  • Be registered with Selective Service (if male and 18 years of age or over),
  • Not currently be in federal loan default or owe a refund on a federal grant,
  • Not concurrently be receiving financial aid from another institution of higher education, and
  • Maintain SMC and federal requirements regarding Satisfactory Academic Progress.