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Workshops and Important Dates



October 1




Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) for the 2017-18 academic year is available.


​March 2 ​Applicants must file their FAFSA and GPA by this date to be considered for 2017-18 Cal Grant (state grant) eligibility
​June 30

October 1
​Last day to file a 2016-2017 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)

First day 2018-2019 FAFSA is eligible for filing


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.

Flyer with dates for Spring DQ Appeal Workshops

 Flyer with dates for NEW Borrower Loan Workshops

Flyer with dates for RETURNING STUDENT Loan Appointments 

 *  *  * You will be given the location of your workshop when you contact

the Financial Aid Office to register your attendance *   *   *

NOTE: Terminated students do not need to attend a workshop to appeal. Disqualified students MUST attend a workshop.

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 during the first two days classes in A-210. Supplies are limited, first-come, first-served.

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. 
Fall Direct Loan Workshop dates for new borrowers
Fall Direct Loan appointment dates for returning students

SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION WORKSHOPS -  The last Freshman Scholarship Workshop will be on Monday, October 17, 2016 from 4 PM to 5 PM in Building E, Room 107. The deadline to submit a Freshman scholarship application is October 28, 2016.

All other scholarships for the 2016-17 academic year were already awarded earlier this year. For your 2017-2018 academic year planning, workshops will be scheduled in February 2017, prior to the application deadlines. See link on Scholarship​ page.