Basic Eligibility for Financial Aid
Have a valid Social Security number.
Be a U.S. citizen or eligible non-citizen.
Is a regular student (seeking a degree or certificate).
Is enrolled or accepted for enrollment in an eligible SFCC program.
Has a high school diploma or its equivalent.
Is not currently enrolled in high school.
Does not have a Ford Direct Loan or Stafford Loan in default.
Has not borrowed in excess of loan limits.
Is maintaining satisfactory academic progress.
Some aid programs and grants are meant for certain groups of people like low-income, previous foster youth, veterans and and more. For these programs, additional eligibilty requirements might include:
If your personal financial situation makes it difficult or impossible to pay for college, there are many types of financial aid like grants and waivers to supplement or even cover all your tuition. To find the amount of aid you will qualify for, you must calculate your financial need on the How is Aid Awarded? page.
Most financial aid programs will require you to be enrolled in a minimum amount of credtis per quarter. See the sources of aid page and navigate to the specific aid programs for eligibility requirements.
Grants and scholarships are often set up for specific groups. For example, many Washington State funded grants are meant only for state residents. Federal aid has its own residency requirements and many of the other grants and scholarships have specific eligibilty requirements. Visit the sources of aid page to find specific programs and their eligibility.
Many programs have a maximum amount you can receive or borrow. Visit the sources of aid page to find specific programs and their eligibility.