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FAFSA

​​​​​FAFSA is the Free Application for Federal Student Aid through the U.S. Department of Education.

Apply for FAFSA here

 Santiago Canyon College Federal School I.D. code is:  036957

By submitting this one online application, the student is applying for:

  • Federal grants
  • Federal Work Study
  • State of California grants
  • State of California fee waivers
  • Campus based aid
  • Subsidized and Unsubsidized Loans*

Regardless of income, every student should file a FAFSA if they meet the following criteria:

  • You are a U.S. citizen or eligible non-citizen (permanent resident, asylum, etc.)
  • You are a high school graduate (or graduating high school senior) at the time of application

FSA ID 

BOTH the student AND the parent (of dependent students) will need to create an FSA ID to electronically sign the application. Create your FSA ID here.  

 

Watch this video for a tutorial on getting an FSA ID and submitting a FAFSA

​​​​                 Use Chrome browser to view video​

​Do you want help filling out your FAFSA?

SCC has monthly Application Workshops where we provide access to computers and invite you to bring your paperwork (and your parent if you are a dependent student). We will have staff available to assist and answer questions. See flyer here​.

 

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What to bring to an Application Workshop​ ​

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2018-2019 ACADEMIC YEAR APPLICATION​2019-2020 ACADEMIC YEAR APPLICATION​ ​ ​ ​

Dependent Student: Both student AND parents:

  • 2016 TAX RETURN​
  • 2016 W-2's
  • Social security numbers ​ ​

Dependent Student: Both student AND parents:

  • 2017 TAX RETURN​
  • 2017 W-2's
  • Social security numbers ​ ​

Independent Student: For student only:  

  • 2016 TAX RETURN​
  • 2016 W-2's
  • Social security number ​ ​

Independent Student: For student only:  

    2017 TAX RETURN​
  • 2017 W-2's
  • Social security number ​ ​
​ ​You are a Dependent student if you are under age 24, unmarried, no children. Regardless of whether or not you still live in your parents' home, you are categorized by the Department of Education as dependent.
​ ​You are an Independent student if you are age 24 or older, (or under age 24 and married, and/or supporting your child)​.

 

IMPORTANT FAFSA DATES:

October 1st - The new FAFSA for the next academic year becomes available online. Have your tax information available from 2 years prior to the academic year (example: for the 2019-2020 academic year use your 2017 taxes). Don't wait -- start your application early.

March 2nd - Deadline for submitting your FAFSA if you hope to receive California state grants. This applies both in community college or if you are transferring to a 4-year institution. Your GPA verification forms must also be submitted.

September 2nd - Current community college students only are offered this second chance to apply for California state grants (Cal Grants) by this date. 

 

Apply for FAFSA here

 Santiago Canyon College Federal School I.D. code is:  036957

 

* Loans are offered to many students through the FAFSA, but you do not have to accept a loan.  The loan amount noted on your FAFSA award only signifies the amount you are approved to apply for. You will not be awarded a loan unless you register for and complete a loan workshop, fill out all appropriate paperwork, and sign a Promissory Note.