Financial Aid

Apply for Financial Aid

At SFCC, we believe every student who wants to go to college should be able to do so. That’s why we work hard to help you afford the cost of your education. There are scholarships, grants, campus jobs and loan programs — all available to help pay your college expenses.

All students should file a free application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) form by visiting the FAFSA website.  The SFCC school code is 016065.  View the Federal Financial Aid Regulations that impact you.

SFCC 2023-2024 Scholarship Application

Don’t Leave $$$ on the Table!

SFCC can help you pay for college with scholarships. One simple application puts you in consideration for state institutional and Foundation scholarships.  Foundation scholarships are available for new and returning New Mexico residents to help pay for college for the upcoming academic year.  Scholarships are available for full and part-time students.

To avoid rejection of your scholarship application, please ensure the following are complete before applying:

Proceed to apply at the link below ONLY if all steps above have been completed:

https://sfcc.awardspring.com

For questions or assistance email the Financial Aid Office at finaid@sfcc.edu from your SFCC student email account.  Make sure to include your Student ID number in the email.  Se habla Español.

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Contract for a Better Tomorrow

Applications are being accepted for the Contract for a Better Tomorrow Scholarship Program. 

 If you are a first generation college attendee who can demonstrate financial need, a high school or high school equivalency (HSE/GED) graduate, have a current FAFSA on file in the Financial Aid Office and are not receiving financial aid at another institution you may be eligible.  CBT applicants must also be first time degree-seeking students who have not received a two-year or four- year degree and must enroll in at least nine credit hours at SFCC.

Learn More.
Click here for information and application.

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Student Loans

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 college-level coursework from their current primary declared degree program to be eligible for student loans. PHED, developmental, and repeat coursework will not count towards loan eligibility.
  • Students must complete a student loan information session with the Student Loan Coordinator.

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

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    Financial Aid will pay into student college accounts during the third week of the semester. Financial aid is only disbursed for classes you are actively attending. If you have late-starting classes your full disbursement may be delayed until after the late-starting classes begin. Please check your Financial Aid Offer Letter for specific disbursement dates.

    Once financial aid is disbursed, the Cashiers Office will issue refunds via direct deposit or check. Please click the Financial Aid Disbursement General info link for detailed information regarding disbursements for late starting classes and instructions on setting up direct deposit.

    Payment is due upon registration unless financial aid or a payment plan is place.

    Students who transfer from other colleges or universities and wish to complete a degree or certificate at SFCC must request that each institution they attended send official transcripts to the Registrar’s Office. Credit hours that are transferred from institutions previously attended will count toward a student’s Satisfactory Academic Progress.

    How to Provide your Documents to Financial Aid:

    Documents you email to the Financial Aid Office are not encrypted which means your personal information is vulnerable to attack. 

    We are invested in protecting your privacy!  We can provide you with a safe, secure method to provide your documents to the Financial Aid Office electronically.

    If you would like to submit your documents electronically please email finaid@sfcc.edu to request a secure link.

    Your email must come from your SFCC email account and include your Student ID number.  The Financial Aid Office will provide you with access to an encryption service along with instructions on uploading documents.

    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 your email account by clicking on the Gmail link in the Launchpad, and create a new email using finaid@sfcc.edu in the address bar.

    SFCC will NEVER ask for you to provide passwords or personally identifiable information.  DO NOT click on links that are provided in an email.  CONTACT US with any questions!

    Pell Grant Eligible Certificate Programs

    SFCC offers 21 Certificate Programs that qualify for federal financial aid including Pell grant. Please visit our Grants web page to see eligible certificates.

    Schedule a remote appointment with a Financial Aid Member

    Links:

    Do you need a laptop or internet access for online classes. SFCC has hotspots and laptops available for checkout. You must be a credit seeking student and be registered for the fall semester to qualify for this program. 

    Questions?  Email
    laptop@sfcc.edu or call (505) 428-1222.
    If you would like help in purchasing your own laptop, start by logging into https://my.sfcc.edu and click on the “Dell Computer Discount” icon under Resources. Discount are available on laptops and computer accessories.