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Financial Aid

The purpose of the Financial Aid Office is to educate students on the types of financial aid available. As part of this education, the office assists students in completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and informing them of the requirements to keep financial aid. These include maintaining satisfactory progress, completing classes in a timely manner and keeping on pace for graduation within the normal timeframe. Additionally, students can learn about non Title IV aid sources of funding, such as scholarships, tuition waiver programs and the SLCC Promise Program.

Financial Aid in 8 Steps

  1. Student applies online using the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).
    • Go to www.fafsa.ed.gov
    • Enter SLCC Federal School Code: 005220
    • Use IRS Data Retrieval Tool when possible
  2. SLCC Financial Aid Office (FAO) receives FAFSA data and requests information.
    • Monitor your BruinMail account for emails from the FAO
    • Requested information can also be found on MySLCC
  3. Student submits requested information to the FAO.
    • Submit information at one time and make sure name and student number are on each page
    • Submit paperwork by priority dates:
      • Fall Priority Date - April 15
      • Spring Priority Date - November 1
      • Summer Priority Date - April 1
    Late applications will be processed but aid may not be ready by the beginning of the semester.
  4. SLCC FAO reviews information and corrects FAFSA data, if necessary.
    • Corrections will be processed through the federal processor
    • Student waits for information to be reviewed
    • May take 2-6 weeks depending on the number of files being reviewed
  5. SLCC FAO determines eligibility for aid and sends award notification email.
    • Monitor your SLCC email account for emails from the FAO
  6. Student reviews award notification email and completes all requirements for awards they wish to accept.
    • Loans require acceptance, loan entrance counseling and a promissory note
    • SLCC Promise requires acceptance
  7. Student sets up refund delivery method with the Cashiers Office.
    • Options include: direct deposit, putting funds on your OneCard or using the Discover card option
    • If you do not select an option, the Cashiers Office will mail refunds
  8. SLCC FAO transfers aid to the Cashiers Office about 5 working days before the semester starts.
    • Students must be enrolled, making progress and meet all aid requirements
    • If the amount of your aid exceeds your bill, you will be eligible for a refund

Our primary source of communication is through the student's BruinMail account.

You can access information about your aid application and financial awards by logging in to:

  • MySLCC
  • Tuition & Financial Aid
  • Financial Aid