Financial Aid: Your Step-by-Step Guide on How to Apply

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The cost of tuition should not stand in the way of getting a college education. At State Fair Community College, more than half of all students receive some financial aid and/or scholarships, and the staff in the college’s Financial Aid office will walk you through the application process.

 Step 1.

File a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) at www.fafsa.gov. 

Applicants should apply by April 1 or at least 10 weeks before the first day of the semester for which the aid is required. Make sure to include SFCC’s federal school code, which is 007628, so that the college receives your financial aid information.

Apply early! 

As soon as your yearly income tax forms are completed, go online to complete the FAFSA. It’s easier, faster and more accurate than mailing a paper application because the online form alerts you if required information is missing. While attending college, please note that a FAFSA needs to be completed each year to determine eligibility for these funds.

 Step 2.

After the FAFSA is completed, a Student Aid Report (SAR) is forwarded to you by email or regular mail and an electronic version is forwarded to SFCC. Be sure to review it for accuracy.

 Step 3.

Once Financial Aid has received all required documents and your file has been reviewed for accuracy, you will receive an email award notification detailing your eligibility for aid. The award is based on your eligibility for aid and enrollment status as well as the availability of funds.

It is important to note that it is your responsibility to determine if your financial aid awards are enough to cover your tuition and related expenses. If not, you are required to pay the difference to the college by the designated payment deadlines. Otherwise, your class schedule is cancelled.

If you have any questions or need assistance, you can contact the Financial Aid office at (660) 530-5834 or [email protected]

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