SFCC's Financial Aid Office is here to help you get the financial assistance you need to complete your education. There are many scholarship and loan opportunities available. We'll explain the forms and let you know about important deadlines for filing them.
SFCC has 21 Certificate Programs that qualify for Financial Aid. Please visit our Grants web page to see eligible certificates.
Federal Financial Aid Regulations that impact YOU!
You can now sign up for direct deposit on JACK.
CONTRACT FOR A BETTER TOMORROW SCHOLARSHIPS
Contract for a Better Tomorrow offers financial support for first-generation college attendees. Students must have demonstrated financial need, work no more than 20 hours per week, have a high school diploma, high school equivalency (GED), or the international equivalent of a high school degree and be enrolled in at least 9 credit hours that are required for your degree. Students who already have an Associate's degree or Bachelor's degree are not eligible to apply. International students are encouraged to apply.
The application for the 2016-2017 academic year is open! Apply now!
To download the application, click here.
Applications must be submitted to the Financial Aid Office by May 27, 2016.
You may visit the Contract for a Better Tomorrow webpage here.
FINANCIAL AID DISBURSEMENTS FOR SUMMER 2016:
Disbursement to student College accounts: the week of June 20, 2016.
Direct deposit to bank account and/or check mailed by: the week of June 27, 2016.
Ensure your direct deposit account is active, log on to JACK, click on the Registration tab and select the link to pay online, Bills & Payments. Review and save your direct deposit profile. This must be done once a year for the account to remain active.
Questions? Contact the Cashier’s Office at firstname.lastname@example.org or (505) 428-1211.
Financial aid will be disbursed into student accounts during the week of the disbursement date above for classes that begin the first day of the semester. As soon as they are ready, funds will be deposited directly into the student’s bank account, if they have chosen this option. Otherwise, checks will be mailed out so most students should receive their check in the mail by the posted disbursement date.
Disbursements for grants and scholarships will not be issued for late starting classes until approximately 14 DAYS after the first date of attendance. Loan disbursements for late starting classes will not be released until the drop period for the class has expired. Single semester loans will be issued in two disbursement; the second being after 50% of the semester has passed.
Learn more about financial aid disbursements.
Please update your mailing address at the Admission and Registration desk.
Financial Aid Deadlines
Some grant and scholarship funds are limited, so we encourage students to file as soon as possible to maximize their award. Students should fill out their FAFSA by May 1st each year for the upcoming Fall term. If you don't apply by May 1st, your application will still be processed and you will be considered for whatever funding we still have available.
Federal Financial Aid:
ALL STUDENTS MUST FILE A FREE APPLICATION FOR FEDERAL STUDENT AID (FAFSA) FORM by going to the website: www.fafsa.ed.gov.
On Campus Student Employment
Call Student Employment Program Manager Valerie Grimley at 505-428-1285 or go to On Campus Student Employment
SFCC Financial Aid Forms
View a form by clicking on it in the drop-down list below.
If you are transferring from another school you must request that your FAFSA results be sent to Santa Fe Community College. Our school code is 016065. You may also call the Department of Education at 1-800-801-0576 and request that they add our school code on your form.
To E-mail Financial Aid:
Federal regulations require that all financial aid inquiries come from your school e-mail address. Please e-mail all financial aid questions from your SFCC email account.
Log into JACK, access email account in upper right hand corner, and create a new email using "email@example.com" in the address bar.
For more information, please contact Financial Aid Office, 505-428-1268, firstname.lastname@example.org.