SFCC Student Weekly Connection 9/3/21

Good Afternoon SFCC Students!  I hope your second week of the semester is going well.  Below are this week’s announcements.


Counseling Services is offering a new round of telehealth support groups this fall, including General Support, Grief Support, Psychological Support for Physical Illness, and Building Healthy Relationships. Each group will meet for 6 weeks beginning the week of August 30th, and each session will last one hour. Meeting times TBD based on participant availability. Please email if you are interested in participating or sign up here ( (please only sign up for one group): We very much look forward to having you!


​Fall 2021 registration is happening NOW for second 8-week courses that begin October 18!!  Schedule your appointment TODAY with your academic advisor!  Last day to register is Friday, August 27 for first eight-week classes, and for full term courses.

1)   Contact an advisor at Academic Advising at 505-428-1275 or

       2)   Registration is at Interested students are encouraged to contact

              SFCC’s Welcome and Advising Center at 505-428-1270.


The Campus Cupboard is offering FREE FOOD distribution each Friday from 12-2pm.  Students can drive-up to the West Wing for a contactless pick-up.  We currently do not require any student identification.  Students do not leave your vehicles drive-up, open your trunk and your food will be placed in your trunk. Personal hygiene products are available from Free Flow NM. If you cannot attend the weekly distribution, contact or 505-428-1775 to arrange an alternate time. Visit for more information.  


1)  Are you a currently enrolled in the Fall semester and are experiences some financial challenges?  Have you experienced a recent emergency and need just a little help?  Apply today through the Student Emergency Fund.  Applications can be found on your MYSFCC page under Resources (Emergency Assistance Fund).  Applications are reviewed frequently, and funds are directly awarded to your account.  (The funds cannot cover the cost of tuition or books.)

2)  Did you know that you may be eligible for FREE GRANT MONEY?  Have you completed your Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).  If not, it’s easy, apply today at  Even if you are taking a few classes, you may still be eligible.  For more information, please contact our financial aid office at (505) 428-1268.   The 2021-2022 FAFSA applications are available now.


1) Friday, September 10th, is the last day for students to drop a 16-week course and to be eligible for a full [tuition] refund.  

2) Students will not be dropped for non-payment.  If you are currently enrolled, you must pay in full or make payment arrangements with the cashier’s office.  Contact them today at

3) Students need to pay their current balance to register for the subsequent term.  Please contact the Cashiers office today or visit your student account online (


Welcome back to our in-person and remote learners!  The Library is open from 10:00 to 5:00, Mondays through Thursdays and 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. on Fridays.  We will be closed on Saturdays and Sundays until further notice.  The Library has six computer stations open – socially distanced and networked to a printer.  We also have four laptop computers to check out and use in the Library.  So far, these laptops do not have printing capabilities, but we are working on getting that up and running.  The discovery box on the Library’s webpage – – now has a link to what we have either in print or electronic reserves. 


Santa Fe Recovery Center 5312 Jaguar Dr, Santa Fe, NM 87507 | 505-471-4985 |

Santa Fe Recovery Center provides evidence-based, trauma-informed, holistic treatment of substance use disorders through residential and outpatient settings. Intake needs to be done before selecting a program. There is a free screening to assess for the appropriate level of care. Call Monday through Friday between 9 am to 3 pm. The client must go through detox first, then continue with residential treatment programs, outpatient programs, individual therapy, and comprehensive long-term planning and support of the client’s return to the community. Santa Fe Recovery Center accepts most private insurances and has available funding for treatment provided by state and local government, Medicaid, grants, and donations. Programs are offered in both English and Spanish, and there is staff that speaks Spanish.

Santa Fe Recovery Center ofrece un tratamiento holístico basado en la evidencia, informado sobre el trauma de los trastornos por uso de sustancias a través de entornos residenciales y ambulatorios. La admisión debe realizarse antes de seleccionar un programa. Hay una prueba de detección gratuita para evaluar el nivel de atención adecuado. Llame de lunes a viernes de 9 am a 3 pm. El cliente debe pasar primero por la desintoxicación, luego continuar con los programas de tratamiento residencial, los programas para pacientes ambulatorios, la terapia individual y la planificación integral a largo plazo y el apoyo del regreso del cliente a la comunidad. Se acepta la mayoría de los seguros privados y tiene fondos disponibles para el tratamiento proporcionado por el gobierno estatal y local, Medicaid, subvenciones y donaciones. Los programas se ofrecen tanto en inglés como en español, y hay personal que habla español.

Scholarship Application (2021-2022) Available Now

SFCC can help you pay for college with scholarships. One simple application puts you in consideration for state institutional and Foundation private scholarships.  Scholarships are available for new and returning, part time and full-time students to help pay for college for the upcoming academic year.  Scholarships are also available for second generation college students, Veterans, Native American students, Hispanic students and students with disabilities (must be registered with the SAS department at  SFCC offers performance-based scholarships through Contract for a Better Tomorrow (CBT).

For more information and to apply go to:

If you have questions or assistance email the Financial Aid Office at from your SFCC student email account.  Make sure to include your Student ID number in the email. 

Se habla Español.


Students! Fill out the student activities survey to offer input on past activities and future ones you’d like.


Seeking two students to serve as student ambassadors for the Office of Student Development.  Check out the flyer for more information.


SGA is seeking executive members and senators.  Check out the attachments for more information.


Are you currently enrolled in at least ​6 (six) credit hours?  Did you know that you may be eligible for a student employment position on our beautiful campus (remote work may also be available).  Did you know that as a student employee you earn minimum wage and may work up to 20 hours per week?  And did you know that we can work with your current school schedule to try and help you fit your work hours within your day?  For more information contact:

Susie Weaver
Financial Aid, Student Employment Program Manager
Phone:  (505)428-1285

Transfer Opportunities

Check out the flyer from Grand Canyon University for transfer opportunities. 

Always Your Champion,

Dr. Thomasinia Ortiz-Gallegos
Associate Vice President for Student Success
Santa Fe Community College