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Financial Aid Assistance for Spring Semester
No matter your situation, our dedicated financial aid staff can help connect you with the resources you need to pay for college – including grants, scholarships and state and federal funding options.
Be Extraordinary CARES ACT Grant
Saint Charles Community College (SCC) has received Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act funds for emergency financial aid grants to support students with expenses associated with the disruption of campus operations due to COVID-19. Eligible expenses include areas such as food, housing, utilities, course materials, technology, health care, child care, and moving/transportation expenses.
Information for St. Charles Community College
An acknowledgement that the institution signed and returned to the Department the Certification and Agreement and the assurance that the institution has used, or intends to use, no less than 50 percent of the funds received under Section 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act to provide Emergency Financial Aid Grants to students.
SCC signed and returned the CARES Act Funding Certification and Agreement on April 23 and received the Grant Award Summary from the Department of Education on May 3, 2020.
The total amount of funds that the institution will receive or has received from the Department pursuant to the institution’s Certification and Agreement [for] Emergency Financial Aid Grants to Students.
SCC received $1,341,237.00 in emergency financial aid grants for students. All of this aid has been received by the institution and is in the process of being awarded to SCC students.
The total amount of Emergency Financial Aid Grants distributed to students under Section 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act as of the date of submission (i.e., as of the 30-day Report and every 45 days thereafter).
The entire $1,341,237.00 allocation will be awarded to students in the form of emergency grants with the maximum amounts up to $750.00.
3rd quarter report - As of October 1,2020 540 students have been awarded emergency grants totaling $453,966.
As of December 31, 2020 1,384 students have been awarded emergency grants totaling $877,650.
The estimated total number of students at the institution eligible to participate in programs under Section 484 in Title IV of the Higher Education Act of 1965 and thus eligible to receive Emergency Financial Aid Grants to students under Section 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act.
SCC estimates to assist over 1,500 student with funding from the CARES Act.
The total number of students who have received an Emergency Financial Aid Grant to students under Section 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act.
As of August 18, 2020, 201 SCC students have received assistance from the federal Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act Grant.
The method(s) used by the institution to determine which students receive Emergency Financial Aid Grants and how much they would receive under Section 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act.
The emergency grants were awarded on a first-come, first-served basis at SCC. The applicants were emailed a checklist/survey, which required them to check one or more reasons why they needed emergency financial assistance on the application.
Students must be eligible for Title IV funds and have completed a 2020-21 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Additionally, students must be enrolled for six (6) credit hours for the spring semester in a degree or certificate seeking program. Students who are eligible for the award receive either $500.00 or $750.00. Awards will be disbursed directly to students and will be delivered through the existing SCC process.
Any instructions, directions, or guidance provided by the institution to students concerning the Emergency Financial Aid Grants.
The guidance and instructions provided by SCC for the CARES Act emergency grants consisted of direct emails to students and information posted to the SCC website.
Pell Grants do not have to be repaid and are awarded to eligible undergraduate students who have not earned a bachelor's or professional degree. Pell Grants are based on financial need. A Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) must be filed with the Department of Education to determine your eligibility.
Scholarships are funds that do not require repayment. They range from a specific amount given in a particular semester to a full scholarship of tuition, fees and books for up to four continuous semesters. Scholarships are based on a wide range of criteria that include academic achievement, enrollment in a specific career program, leadership involvement, talent and athletic ability.
Federal Student Loans
There are two types of federal direct loans that you may qualify for at SCC. In order to be eligible for a loan, a student must complete the FAFSA application.
Complete the list in the Loan Steps to initiate your loan.
SCC is working with Nelnet Business Solutions to find a payment plan that works for you. So even if you're not ready for SCC's "last day to pay," you can still take those classes and pursue that degree. This is not a loan, rather it’s a plan for repayment.
Everyone’s situation is different, and we are here to help. Learn more about applying for financial aid.