Eligibility Requirements

To be eligible for financial aid all students must meet the Basic Eligibility requirements. Some financial aid programs have additional program-specific eligibility requirements.

Basic Eligibility

  • Have a valid Social Security number.
  • Be a U.S. citizen or eligible non-citizen.
  • If male, be registered with Selective Service.
  • Is a regular student (seeking a degree or certificate).
  • Is enrolled or accepted for enrollment in an eligible SFCC program.
  • Has a high school diploma or its equivalent.
  • Is not currently enrolled in high school.
  • Does not have a conviction for any offense under federal or state law involving the possession or sale of a controlled substance while you were receiving federal student aid.
  • Does not owe loan or grant overpayment.
  • Does not have a Ford Direct Loan or Stafford Loan in default.
  • Has not borrowed in excess of loan limits.
  • Is maintaining satisfactory academic progress.

Program-Specific Eligibility may include:

  • Financial Need
  • Enrollment requirements
  • Residency requirements
  • Funding limits