Financial Aid

Financial Aid in 9 Steps


Step 1


Apply online using the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) at www.fafsa.ed.gov.


Step 2


SLCC Financial Aid Office (FAO) receives FAFSA data and requests information.

Monitor your SLCC Bruin email account for emails from the FAO.
Requested information can also be found on MyPage.


Step 3


Submit requested information to the FAO. Submit all information at one time and make sure your name and student id number are on each page.

Submit paperwork by priority dates:

Late applications will be processed but aid may not be ready for the semester to begin.

Fall Priority Date - April 15
Spring Priority Date - November 1
Summer Priority Date - April 1


Step 4


Patiently wait for information to be reviewed.
It may take 2-6 weeks depending on the number of files being reviewed.


Step 5


FAO reviews information and corrects FAFSA data, if necessary.
During this step, which may take several weeks, you should not make any changes to your FAFSA data. Corrections will be processed through the FAO and federal processor.


Step 6


FAO determines eligibility for aid and sends award notification email.
Monitor your SLCC Bruin email account for emails from the FAO.


Step 7


Review your award notification email and complete all requirements for awards you wish to accept.

Loans require acceptance, loan entrance counseling and a promissory note.


Step 8


Set up fund 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.


Step 9


FAO transfers aid to the Cashiers Office about 5 working days before the semester starts. You must be enrolled, making satisfactory academic progress and meet all requirements for aid. If the amount of your aid exceeds your bill, you will be eligible for a refund.