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Learn About Financial Aid

Learn About Financial Aid

Are you ready to start or continue your college education? We can help you get there. Regardless of your background, there is money you can apply for that may cover your tuition and living expenses, allowing you to focus on your studies. In the content below, we’ll guide you through the important details you need to know. Then we’ll point you in the right direction to get started.

Financial Aid Timeline

Six steps to complete your financial aid.

What is Financial Aid? – Sources of Aid

You’ve probably heard the term "financial aid" and you likely know if you need it. We provide some answers and help you figure out your options for financing your education.

Federal Student Aid and FAFSA Guide

Most students utilize some form of federal student aid, the most common way of financing your education. Learn about the application, process and timeline using the FAFSA Guide.

Am I Eligible?

Not sure what types of aid are right for you? Click here to explore eligibility requirements and what types of aid to pursue.

Applying for Aid

Are you ready to apply? Take a look at our financial aid applications page where we outline the steps to apply.

Receiving Your Money

Once your applications are complete and you’re ready to start your classes, you’ll receive your funds in an account you set up. Take a look at the options available for receiving your money.

Paying Your Tuition and Payment Plans

Your financial aid is applied to your tuition automatically. Depending on the amount of aid you receive, you may be eligible for a financial aid refund or you need to pay your remaining balance.

Financial aid is dispersed to you and that money needs to be sent to the school, where it is applied to your student account. Take a look at the details on paying your tuition.

Check Your Loan Status: Accessing Your Student Account – ctcLink

After you complete your general application to attend SFCC you receive a letter or email with your next steps for registration. In your documents is your student ID number (ctcLink ID). You also get directions on how to access your ctcLink account, where much of your financial information is stored stored. You also can find information on how to change your account student info.