Financial Aid

Dates & Deadlines


 Important Dates for Fall 2020:
July 27-August 28 - Students with remaining balances can begin charging their books through the SCC Bookstore. The last day to charge books will be August 28. with financial aid unavailable for online orders after August 24.
August 17 - First day of Fall semester. Students in online classes must engage during their first week of class.
September 15 - Checks will be mailed to students with funds remaining from their grants, scholarships, or student loans, after all charges have been deducted.
October 1 - 2021-2022 FAFSA application opens. Apply early to maximize your eligibility for financial aid.
October 29 - Last day for student-initiated withdrawal.
December 4 - Last day of Fall semester. 

Financial Aid Deadlines
The academic year at SCC consists of the Fall, Spring, and Summer semesters. You may have to choose your academic year on the FAFSA.
2020-2021 -- Fall 2020, Spring 2021, Summer 2021
2021-2022 -- Fall 2021, Spring 2022, Summer 2022

FAFSA Deadlines:

The U.S. Department of Education will now begin processing FAFSAs starting in October each year and ending in June, 21 months later. Example: For the 2020-2021 academic year, the Department of Education will process from Oct. 1, 2019, until June 30, 2021. A student needs to file only one time for each academic year. FAFSA applications can be filed at

SCC has set Priority Deadlines to ensure that students file in time to allow processing and awarding before the start of each semester. SCC students need to file their FAFSAs by the following dates:

  • May 1 – students starting the next Fall
  • September 30 – students starting the next Spring
  • February 15 – students starting the next Summer

FAFSAs filed after these deadlines WILL be processed as soon as possible, but delays may cause eligible students to be awarded after the semester has begun.

Scholarship Deadlines

SCC Scholarships Deadline will be announced each year when the online scholarship application system opens for all SCC Foundation Scholarships.

  • The 2020-2021 scholarship application is now closed. The deadline to apply for the 2020-2021 academic year was May 1.