Financial Aid

Student Eligibility


Eligibility for federal student aid is based on financial need and on several other factors. The Financial Aid Office will determine your eligibility based on your answers to the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), SLCC admission record and matches with federal agencies.

To receive aid you must:

  • Prove financial need (except for certain loans). Financial need is determined by completing the FAFSA. You can apply online at www.fafsa.ed.gov
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  • Have a high school diploma or a General Education Development (GED) certificate, or complete a high school education in a home school setting that is treated as such under state law.
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  • Be working toward a degree or certificate in an eligible program. See the Eligible Program list.
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  • Be a U.S. citizen or eligible noncitizen.
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  • Have a valid Social Security Number (unless you're from the Republic of the Marshall Islands, the Federated States of Micronesia, or the Republic of Palau).
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  • Register with the Selective Service, if required. You can use the paper or electronic FAFSA to register, you can register at www.sss.gov, or you can call 1-847-688-6888. (TTY users can call 1-847-688-2567.)
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  • Maintain satisfactory academic progress. See the Satisfactory Academic Progress policy.
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  • Certify that you are not in default on a federal student loan and do not owe money on a federal student grant.
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  • Certify that you will use federal student aid only for educational purposes.