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Workshops and Events

January 1

Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) for the next academic year is available.
​March 2 ​Applicants must file their FAFSA and GPA by this date to be considered for Cal Grant (state grant) eligibility
​June 30

July 1

Aug 5
​Last day to file a 2015-2016 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)

First day 2016-2017 FAFSA is eligible for filing (Last day: June 30, 2017)

​Last day for students to turn in verification documents, if requested


DQ APPEAL WORKSHOP - Did you know that in order to receive financial aid, you must meet the college's Satisfactory Academic Progress Policy (SAP)?  This workshop advises students on how to maintain SAP and assists students in developing an individual Comprehensive Student Education Plan.  If you have been disqualified from receiving financial aid, you must pre-register and complete this workshop prior to submitting an appeal. 
Workshops will be scheduled throughout the semester.
NOTE: Terminated students do not need to attend a workshop to appeal. Disqualified students MUST attend a workshop.
Spring Appeal DQ Workshop Dates: TBA

BUY-THE-BOOK GRANT - This grant is administered through the financial aid program and funded annually through the college foundation by proceeds from the Chancellor's Ball "Buy-the-Book" fund and the Community Foundation of Orange.  This is an opportunity to receive a grant to pay for textbooks and does not need to be repaid.  These funds are distributed based on availability of funds and will be awarded on a first-come, first-served basis to student s who meet the criteria and eligibility requirements for the grant.  Applications will be available during the first week of classes in A-206A.

CASH for COLLEGE NIGHT - This workshop is designed to give students and their parents an overview of the federal and state financial aid programs available and guidance on how to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) application.  This event takes place each year in February. 

LOAN WORKSHOPS - Students must pre-register and pick up a Loan Packet for the loan workshop in the SCC Financial Aid Office (E-104).  Locations for the loan workshops will be provided with the loan packets.  TO QUALIFY, you must be enrolled in a minimum of 6 units, be making satisfactory academic progress, have filed the FAFSA and received an award letter.  (Times and dates are subject to change without notice).  Workshops are scheduled throughout the semester. 
Spring Direct Loan Workshop Dates (click here)
Spring Direct Loan Returning Students Document Submittal Dates
(click here)

Workshops for the 2016-17 academic year were held earlier this year, and scholarships have been awarded. For future academic year planning, workshops are generally scheduled in February, prior to the application deadlines. See link on Scholarship​ page.