If you’re already familiar with the process, visit FAFSA.ed.gov now to start your application, learn about the process in more detail or log into your account to add a school, make corrections, view your Student Aid Report (SAR) and more.
What is the FAFSA?
FAFSA stands for the Free Application for Federal Student Aid. This online application collects your personal and financial information, then uses your profile to see how much aid you’re eligible for. There are many different types of funding that are awarded depending on your need for assistance.
When is the FAFSA Due?
Every year the FAFSA opens for new applications on October 1. Students can then apply for aid and loans until June 30; however, you must complete your financial aid process before the priority funding date deadline each summer/fall, winter and spring quarter to ensure your aid is in place before tuition is due.
While students can apply anytime between October 1 - June 30, it’s always better to get your application in as early as possible, as some funds do run out. That’s why the SCC financial aid office sets a quarterly deadline called the priority funding deadline. This date signifies the latest date that the financial aid office should receive confirmation of your FAFSA application and required documents in order for your funds to be ready in time to pay your tuition.