Awarding of Aid


Most types of aid require the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) which can be filed online at FAFSA. Once you have filed the FAFSA and completed all the additional paperwork requested by the Office of Financial Aid & Scholarships your application is complete.

Remember you must have a complete and correct aid application before we can determine what you are eligible to receive.

The first step to awarding aid is to find your need. Need is determined using your cost of attendance minus your Expected Family Contribution (EFC), outside assistance and resources. The EFC is determined by the federal processor when you submit the FAFSA.

Federal Pell Grant funds are awarded before anything else. If eligible, your Federal Pell Grant will be based on your expected enrollment and EFC.

Next we award other grants (federal, state and/or institutional). Because we have limited funding in other grants most funds go to students who have a complete application by the priority dates. SLCC limits students to two types of grant aid per aid year.

Federal Work-Study and Federal Stafford Loans are awarded next. You must indicate interest in these types of aid on the Student Information Form. If funds are available and you have need, these may be included as part of your package.

Once you have been awarded aid, an award notification will be sent to your BruinMail account. This letter will detail your aid package including: type of aid, amounts, hours the award is based on and additional steps required to process aid. You should check your BruinMail frequently to make sure you’ve done everything needed to receive your aid.

Still have questions?
The Office of Financial Aid & Scholarships is ready to answer your questions. Please visit our office or call us at 801-957-4410.