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IMPORTANT NOTICE: Some scholarships require New Mexico residency. File a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) with the US Department of Education at www.fafsa.ed.gov. Applicants must be enrolled at least half time.

SANTA FE COMMUNITY COLLEGE TUITION SCHOLARSHIPS

are awarded to continuing students. This scholarship requires a minimum half-time enrollment. These scholarships may require financial need. A minimum semester and cumulative GPA of 2.5 is required. Amounts vary based on enrollment. For more information, contact the SFCC Financial Aid Office at 505-428-1268.

SANTA FE COMMUNITY COLLEGE FOUNDATION SCHOLARSHIPS

are awarded to continuing students. Applicants may be full or part time students. Financial need must be documented and a minimum GPA may be required for some scholarships. Scholarships for international students are also available on a limited basis through the foundation. For more information, contact the SFCC Financial Aid Office at 505-428-1268.

ROAD TO SUCCESS

are for new, full time students who enroll in college immediately after graduating from an accredited New Mexico high school or GED program. The scholarships assist with tuition during the first semester while students are qualifying for the New Mexico Legislative Lottery Scholarship, which cannot begin until their second semester. Call the SFCC Financial Aid Office at 505-428-1268 or visit the Road to Success and Lottery Scholarships page for more information.

Students with documented disabilities may be eligible to enroll less than full time. Contact Disability Services at 505-428-1711 for more information. The Free Application for Federal Student Aid is required for this scholarship.

NEW MEXICO LEGISLATIVE LOTTERY TUITION SCHOLARSHIPS

are offered to New Mexico residents who have recently graduated from a New Mexico public, accredited private, parochial or BIA high school or have earned the New Mexico GED. Students must complete one qualifying semester at a New Mexico public college or university and maintain full time enrollment and a cumulative GPA of 2.5 to receive the scholarship. Call the SFCC Financial Aid Office at 505-428-1268 or visit our Lottery Scholarships page for more information.

Students with documented disabilities may be eligible to enroll less than full time. Contact Disability Services at 505-428-1186 or 505-428-1455 for more information. You do not need to file a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) to be eligible for this scholarship.

Students Helping Students Emergency Financial Assistance

Students Helping Students is an emergency financial assistance program funded by the generous donations of SFCC students, faculty and staff. Its purpose is to provide emergency financial assistance for continuing SFCC students who are facing unforeseen circumstances which may prevent them from coming to school.

To apply for emergency funding students must meet the following criteria:

  • Students must have previously completed at least two semesters at SFCC.
  • Students must live in New Mexico.
  • Students must be enrolled in at least 6 credit hours for credit and be making Satisfactory Academic Progress.
  • Students must be degree seeking.
  • Students must have an unforeseen circumstance that could not reasonably be planned for that could keep them from coming to SFCC.
  • Documentation is required for all emergency financial assistance requests.

Students Helping Students emergency funding applications are only available when classes are in session.  The application for the fall 2016 semester will be available starting 8/22/2016.  You may drop by the Financial Aid Office in Room 202 of the Welcome and Advising Center or email financialaid@sfcc.edu from your SFCC email account to request an application.

Additional important information:

  • Emergency assistance awards may not exceed a student’s unmet need.
  • Examples of eligible expenses include: housing/rent, food/meals, medical/dental expenses, personal automobile expenses or public transportation expenses, utilities or child care.
  • Examples of ineligible expenses include: legal fees, tobacco, alcohol, and entertainment expenses including gambling.
  • Awards are limited to $200 maximum. Students are limited to one award. If you have previously received Students Helping Students assistance you are not eligible to apply.
  • Every student is considered for emergency assistance without regard toward race, ethnicity, religion, sexual orientation, gender or citizenship status. Assistance is based solely on the criteria specified in the application.

Please remember to take advantage of Santa Fe Community College’s counseling, advising and support services by visiting the Academic Advising page.

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 “financialaid@sfcc.edu” in the address bar.

For more information please contact Financial Aid by email, or office by phone, 505-428-1268.