Financial Aid Information (Procedure 3.0700)
|Based on board policy number and Florida Statute:||Effective Date:
|SCC Rule; 3.030
To establish guidelines to apply for Financial Aid.
- Application Procedure for Financial Aid
The following forms must be completed and sent to the office designated on each form:
- Seminole State College Application for Admission
All students must apply and be accepted for admission before any financial aid can be awarded.
- Seminole State College Financial Aid Application
The Financial Aid Applications must be completed by all applicants and returned to the Student Financial Aid Office. This form is used in conjunction with the need analysis.
All applicants applying for Federal, State and Institutional financial assistance must complete Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).
- Student Aid Report (SAR)
Students must authorize the Federal Government to release the FAFSA results to Seminole State College. The Federal Processor will then electronically transmit the results of the Student Aid Report (SAR) to Seminole State College. In addition, the student and / or parent may be required to provide additional documentation to verify eligibility, such as copies of IRS Tax Returns.
- Application Time Period
The above procedures must be complete by April 1st in order to receive priority considerations for the fall term. Applicants for other terms should complete the procedures at least six (6) weeks prior to the beginning of the term for which aid is being requested.
- Renewal Applications
Students must submit a new application and qualify each academic year in order to continue to receive financial aid. Receipt of an award does not automatically renew an application for subsequent years. To be eligible for renewal, students must make satisfactory progress toward graduation as defined in Seminole State College's Standards of Progress.
- Types of Financial Assistance Available
A complete description of the following financial aid programs can be found in the College Catalog and SCC's Financial Aid Page on the WEB.
Programs Based on Financial Need - SAR must be submitted to be deemed eligible by the agencies providing the assistance:
- Pell Grant (formerly Basic Education Opportunity Grant BEOG)
- Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (SEOG)
- College Work Study (CWSP)
- Florida Student Assistance Grant (FSAG)
- Waiver of Fees for Students
- Subsidized Stafford Loans (formerly GSL)
- Programs Not Exclusively Based on Financial Need
- Unsubsidized Stafford Loans (formerly ALAS loan)
- PLUS Loans (Parent Loan for Undergraduate Students)
- Short-term Loans
- Miscellaneous Scholarships
- College Scholarship
- A limited number of scholarships are available each term to qualified students. These scholarships are based on academic ability, achievement, or special skills.
- Seminole State College awards scholarships based on academic ability or achievement to Seminole County high school graduates. The scholarships are available for both degree-seeking students and vocational certificate students. In addition, scholarships based on academic ability are awarded to recent high school graduates or to degree-seeking students presently enrolled in the College.
- Full-time degree-seeking recipients are normally awarded scholarships for a maximum of sixty-four (64) semester hours provided minimum grade requirements are maintained. Minimum grade requirements vary for different types of scholarships; this information may be found in the relevant scholarship application/information forms.
- Vocational scholarships are generally awarded for the period required to complete the program. The maximum period is one academic year. Continuance of the vocational scholarship is based on satisfactory grades each term.
- Academic Progress for Federal Financial Aid Recipients
Financial aid recipients are required to make measurable progress toward the completion of their courses of study. The Standards of Progress are in the College Catalog and Procedures Manual.
||President, E.Ann McGee