Financial aid packages are created for
students throughout the academic year. Applicants whose financial aid
files are complete by College priority deadlines will receive maximum
consideration in the distribution of funding resources according to
funding criteria. Eligible applicants completing a file after the
priority deadline will be packaged with Federal Pell Grant, Federal Work
Study (dependent on availability of funds) and loans. Due to limited
funding, the College cannot attempt to meet the financial need of
students. Santiago Canyon College employs an up-front policy of Grants
awards first, work study second and loans last
Guidelines for Awarding Financial Aid:
The Expected Family Contribution (EFC) is determined as a result of the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).
The Federal Pell Grant is the
foundation of the financial aid package and eligibility is based on the
Expected Family Contribution (EFC).
- In general, Santiago Canyon College Financial Aid Office (SCC FAO) requires students to submit verification documents on FAFSA's flag by the Department of Education. However, the SCC FAO reserves the right to select students for verification if fraud is suspected.
- Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG) is awarded according to federal guidelines. Federal Pell Grant recipients with the lowest Expected Family Contribution have first priority for FSEOG funding. Second priority is given to students with no Federal Pell Grant eligibility and the lowest Expected Family Contribution.
- Award packages are created based on expected full-time enrollment. Grants will be disbursed on a prorated basis based on enrollment.
- The College reserves the right to issue adjusted award letters due to an error in calculating.
- Students can log on to Self Service to view their grants or accept their Direct Loan.
- Students must log into WebAdvisor to choose a disbursement option with BankMobile.
- The California College Promise Grant (CCPG) will be automatically accepted.
- To accept Federal Work Study (FWS) the student must meet with the On-Campus Job Placement Coordinator.
- Student must complete the Direct Loan request packet in order to accept their Direct Loan.
Due to the large applicant pool and limited funding allocations, not
all students meeting the priority deadline are awarded funds from all
Expected Family Contribution
The formula to determine ability to
contribute toward the cost of education is legislated by Congress. The
Expected Family Contribution (EFC) is the result of the Free Application
for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). For dependent students the EFC is the
result of a combination of the parent and student income and asset
information. For independent students the EFC is the result of the
student and spouse (if married) income and asset information.
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