Applying for Financial Aid
Don't disqualify yourself from receiving financial aid because you don't believe you are eligible. We encourage all students to complete a financial aid application. The first step in applying for financial aid is to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). This application must be completed every year and may be completed online at www.fafsa.ed.gov. FAFSA worksheets are available from our financial aid office to assist you prior to completing the application on the web. It's important to complete the FAFSA with accurate personal and financial information. Therefore, we strongly urge students to visit our financial aid office before completing the FAFSA online so that we may go over any questions regarding any parts of the application. In addition to completing the FAFSA, you may be required to submit other supporting documents. The supporting documents vary according to your particular situation. You will need to enter SCIT's OPE ID# 031136-00 (School Code). For more information, contact the financial aid office.
Eligibility for most financial aid programs is based on financial need and several other factors. Your eligibility is determined by the information you provide on the FAFSA. Basic eligibility requirements include the followings:
- be a U.S. citizen or eligible non-citizen,
- be registered with Selective Service (if required),
- attend a participating school,
- be working toward a degree or certificate in an eligible program,
- be making satisfactory academic progress,
- not owe a refund on a federal grant or be in default on a federal educational loan,
- have a high school diploma or a GED certificate.
- demonstrate financial need (for need based aid)