Financial Aid

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. Contact us and we’ll explain the forms and let you know about important deadlines for filing them.

All students must file a free application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) form by visiting the
FAFSA website.  View the Federal Financial Aid Regulations that impact you.

Loan Eligibility Requirements: In accordance with our Default Prevention Management Plan, SFCC has implemented the following requirements for student loan borrowers:

  • Students applying for a student loan must have all previous college transcripts in the Registrar’s Office before submitting the loan application. Evaluation of transcripts can change loan eligibility if a student has not completed the last two semesters at a previous institution.
  • Students must be registered in courses from their current primary declared degree program to be eligible for student loans. HPER courses will not count towards loan eligibility.

It is your responsibility to follow up on your application status. To proceed with the loan application process, click on the following link:

Fall loan application available through November 22, 2017.

Financial Aid will pay into student College accounts the week of September 11, 2017 . The Cashier’s Office will issue refunds via direct deposit or check the week of September 18, 2017.
Direct Deposit Instructions

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 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.The Financial Aid office will mail a Letter of Award notifying you of the amount of your financial aid. Review the letter and ask us any questions you may have about your award(s). Make sure we have your current mailing address. Contact the Welcome and Advising Center at 505-428-1270 to make any changes to your address.

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.
Call Student Employment Program Manager Valerie Grimley at 505-428-1285 or go to On Campus Student Employment


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 MySFCC, access email account by clicking on the Gmail link in the Launchpad, and create a new email using “” in the address bar.

Financial Aid for Certificate Programs

SFCC offers 21 Certificate Programs that qualify for Financial Aid. Please visit our Grants web page to see eligible certificates.