Financial Aid



Financial Aid Application Deadlines

We evaluate financial aid applications in the awarding cycles listed below. All required documents must be received by the deadline date to be considered complete. If an application is received after the deadline, we will still review the application, but students may not be awarded before tuition is due and should plan on paying tuition to guarantee enrollment.

Financial Aid Priority Deadlines

Quarter/Year applying for: Application File must be complete by:
Summer 2018 Mar 16, 2018
Fall 2018 Jun 15, 2018
Winter 2019 Oct 19, 2018
Spring 2019 Jan 25, 2019

Steps to Apply for Financial Aid

Step 1

Apply for admission to SPSCC.

Apply for admission — you can apply online. Financial Aid communicates with students primarily through SPSCC student email. Student emails are created upon admission to the college.

Step 2

Complete the FAFSA.

Starting Oct. 1, complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) at (previously Jan. 1, learn about the date change). The SPSCC school code is 005372. Need help completing the FAFSA? Check out the FAFSA Demo video.

Academic Year 2017-2018: Complete the 2017/2018 FAFSA to determine your eligibility for Summer 2017 through Spring 2018.

Academic Year 2018-2019: Complete the 2018/2019 FAFSA to determine your eligibility for Summer 2018 through Spring 2019.

Students can currently submit for both years.

Complete your FAFSA at least three weeks before the published deadlines in case additional documents are required. One-on-one assistance is available at the One Stop, Building 22.

Step 3

Complete Advising & Registration.

Before registering for classes you must complete the steps to enroll. Not completing these steps will limit you from being able to successfully register for classes. After you have applied to the college and completed placement testing or submitted transcripts, follow the two steps to register for classes. See New or Returning Student Advising.

Step 4

Check the Financial Aid Portal.

The Financial Aid Portal is available to students once the FAFSA has been received by SPSCC. In addition to the FAFSA and Terms & Conditions, students may be required to submit additional documentation to complete their file.