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Awarding of Aid

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

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 calculate your need. Need is determined using your cost of attendance minus your Expected Family Contribution (EFC), outside assistance and resources. The EFC is calculated by the Department of Education 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 Direct Student Loans are awarded next. For Federal Work-Study, you must indicate on the FAFSA whether you are interested. Eligible students will see these funds awarded as part of your financial aid offer.

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

You may also view your financial aid offer on your Financial Aid Dashboard at MySLCC. Select the academic year to view your offer for that year.

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