The following information will assist students in understanding the process of disbursing student aid:
Student aid recipients at SCC can expect to receive a disbursement after the following steps have taken place:
In order to receive student aid funds, class attendance/participation is required to maintain student aid eligibility. Students who fail to meet the satisfactory academic progress standards (SAP) are subject to warning or suspension of academic and/or financial aid eligibility.
Students receiving financial aid assistance must attend and participate in classes.
Financial aid funds are applied directly to each student's account with the college in order to pay balances of tuition, fees and bookstore charges.
After the student account charges have been cleared, any remaining credit balance (overpayment) will be disbursed to the student.
This is the step everyone likes – getting the money! Students must have an active SCC Access Card in order to receive their financial aid disbursement.
After all the above steps are complete and the Financial Services Department has reviewed each student account and disbursed financial aid, any remaining funds are deposited to the student's SCC Access Card.
Initial student aid disbursements are deposited to each student's SCC Access Card account approximately 5 weeks after the beginning of classes.