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Students are not eligible for financial aid until they graduate from high school or pass the GED.
Yes, all students receiving financial aid must be a degree seeking student.
Verification worksheet and IRS Data Retrieval Tool or IRS Tax Return Transcript must be submitted.
Certificates of at least 16 credit hours or more offered by SCC.
After completing the FAFSA, each student receives a Student Aid Report (SAR). The student's financial aid case manager at the school will be able to advise the student about their eligibility, or the student may contact the Financial Aid Office.
Currently, Pell Grants are $2775 per semester; CAP Grants are $950; SEOG's are $400 (Semester Awards). Currently, EFCs greater than 5273 are not eligible for grants. Loans and workstudy will be awarded upon request depending on eligibility and funds.
Generally, students must be enrolled at least half time (6 credit hours for undergraduate and graduate students) in required coursework to receive most types of aid including Stafford Loans. However, a student may receive a Pell Grant for less than half-time enrollment.
The college does not mail an invoice or bill to you through the postal service. E-bills are the official student billing of the college. E-bills are e-mailed to your student account each Thursday following any activity on your account. For example, if you enroll or add a class on a Friday, you will receive your e-bill for that action the following Thursday. Prior to receiving the e-bill, however, you can look on PeopleSoft Self-Service to get your new balance due. PeopleSoft Self-Service is available 24/7 via the internet. When you receive your e-bill you will see a list of your enrolled classes, the classes you have dropped, and your balance due.
You must activate your student e-mail account to get your e-bill. Instructions for setting up your student e-mail/PeopleSoft Self-Service account can be found on the Admissions Checklist.
There are several options for payment. You can pay with cash, check, all major credit cards (Visa, Mastercard, Discover Card, & American Express); or you may find that the FACTS tuition management payment plan is helpful because you can divide your payment into several payments, depending on when you apply for the plan. There is a payment deadline for each session, unless prior arrangements have been made at the Business Office. Payment options may vary, depending on the semester/session. Payments may be mailed to SCC and must reach the Business Office on or before the deadline. Credit card payments can be made by calling the Business Office; e-check and credit card payments can also be made on-line through the PeopleSoft Self-Service link.
If you declare yourself independent, you’ll need to gather the information below for you. If you’re married, you’ll need to gather this information for both you and your spouse. If you declare yourself a dependent student, you’ll need the following for you and your parents:
If you apply online, your application will be processed in a week. If you apply by mail, it will take about four weeks. Unless any problems arise, you will get a Student Aid Report in the mail showing how much aid you may receive and how much you’ll need to pay.
Checks at all KCTCS institutions cannot be requested until after drop/add and the reporting of no shows and deletions for the semester. Higher One will be the company we work with to get students their residual money. You have the option of having your own account, setting up an account with Higher One, or requesting a check (which will take longer to receive).
We have a written procedure you can review in the Office of Financial Aid. After tuition, fees, and required book costs are paid, refund checks are sent to you or given to you at our business office.
Yes, all students receiving financial aid are required to maintain a cumulative GPA of 2.0 or higher, and pass 67% of all coursework attempted and be on pace to graduate wihin 150% of your program required hours.
Books can be charged for students who have a completed financial aid file and eligibility. Charges begin one week prior to classes beginning. Vouchers are not required, but you must have given us permission on a Financial Aid Release (FAR) form to release your financial aid information to Barnes and Noble.
Please contact the Financial Aid Office and request that a recalculation be done based on updated information. Examples of such request include plant closing, death/divorce of parent/spouse, excessive medical expenses, etc.
Workstudy may be available for eligible students. Somerset Community College North and South Campus students usually earn $7.25 per hour and are permitted to work up to 20 hours per week. A W-4/K-4's, I-9, and a KCTCS student work application must be completed prior to the student starting to work. Each potential worker must have a background check completed.
Yes. Financial aid can pay for up to 30 hours of remedial classes.
Effective Summer 2012, there is no additional money for Summer Pell unless a student was not paid full time for fall and/or spring semesters.
No, the program does not meet the qualifications for the Federal Financial Aid.
ONLY, if you are a PN or RN student or admitted as a pending student for one of these programs.
Only if you are degree seeking.
You need to click on the question mark by your name when you login to your Higher One account; print it off; make a copy of your driver's license or I.D. and drop it off in the Higher One box in the Financial Aid Office or fax it to Higher One.