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Workshops and Events

January 1
​Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) for the next academic year is available.
​March 2 ​Applicants must file their FAFSA and GPA by this date to be considered for Cal Grant (state grant) eligibility
​June 30
​Last day to file a 2013-2014 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)


DQ APPEAL WORKSHOP - Did you know that in order to receive financial aid, you must meet the college's Satisfactory Academic Progress Policy (SAP)?  This workshop advises students on how to maintain SAP and assists students in developing an individual Comprehensive Student Education Plan.  Students who have been disqualified from receiving financial aid must complete this workshop prior to submitting an appeal.  Students must pre-register prior to the workshop.
Workshops are scheduled throughout the semester.
NOTE: Disqualified students must have already attended an appeal workshop.  Terminated students need not have attended a workshop to appeal.
Spring Appeal DQ Workshop Dates (Click Here)

BUY-THE-BOOK GRANT - This grant is administered through the financial aid program and funded annually through the college foundation by proceeds from the Chancellor's Ball "Buy-the-Book" fund and the Community Foundation of Orange.  This is an opportunity to receive a grant to pay for textbooks and does not need to be repaid.  These funds are distributed based on availability of funds and will be awarded on a first-come, first-served basis to student s who meet the criteria and eligibility requirements for the grant.  Applications are available during the first week of classes in A-206A.

CASH for COLLEGE NIGHT - This workshop is designed to give students and their parents an overview of the federal and state financial aid programs available and guidance on how to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) application.  This event takes place each year in February. 

FINANICAL AID AWARENESS DAY - This fun and informative event is designed to help you manage your future success by managing your money and raise awareness of the state and federal programs available to students.  The event is open to students, parents, faculty, staff, and members of the surrounding community.  This event takes place between March 3 and May 15.
Spring Financial Aid Awareness Day - April 12, 2016 (Click here for flyer with details​)​

LOAN WORKSHOPS - Students must pre-register and pick up a Loan Packet for the loan workshop in the SCC Financial Aid Office (E-104).  Locations for the loan workshops will be provided with the loan packets.  TO QUALIFY, you must be enrolled in a minimum of 6 units, be making satisfactory academic progress, have filed the FAFSA and received an award letter.  (Times and dates are subject to change without notice).  Workshops are scheduled throughout the semester. 
Spring Direct Loan Workshop Dates (click here)
Spring Direct Loan Returning Students Document Submittal Dates
(click here)

SCHOLARSHIP APPLICATION WORKSHOP - The workshop guides students through the application process, including tips on how to write your Personal Statement, who to ask for your recommendation letters and much MORE!  We encourage all students who meet the minimum scholarship criteria to apply.  Visit the Scholarship Office in A-210 for more information
.  Workshops are held throughout the month of February, prior to the application deadline.