Financial Aid News & Events

Visit our News and Events page for the latest schedule of Financial Aid & Scholarship Information Sessions, Workshops and other news relating to Financial Aid.

The Office of Financial Aid & Scholarships

The Office of Financial Aid & Scholarships assists students in completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).

We also inform students of the requirements to keep financial aid, including:

  • Maintaining satisfactory progress
  • Completing classes in a timely manner
  • Keeping on pace for graduation within the normal time frame

Students can also learn about non-Title IV aid sources of funding, such as:

  • Scholarships
  • Tuition waiver programs
  • The SLCC Promise Program

View Hours and Locations

Financial Aid in 8 Steps

  1. Student applies online using the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).
    • Go to FAFSA
    • Enter SLCC Federal School Code: 005220
    • Use IRS Data Retrieval Tool when possible
  2. SLCC Office of Financial Aid & Scholarships (OFAS) receives FAFSA data and requests information.
    • Monitor your BruinMail account for emails from the OFAS
    • Requested information can also be found on MySLCC
  3. Student submits requested information to the OFAS.
    • 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 OFAS 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 OFAS determines eligibility for aid and sends award notification email.
    • Monitor your SLCC email account for emails from the OFAS
  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 may set up direct deposit refunds in SLCCPay+, which is the fastest refund option. If you do not set up direct deposit, your requested funds will be by check to your current mailing address.
  8. SLCC OFAS 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