2012-2013 Financial Aid Application Process
For Fall 2012 through Summer 2013
To apply for financial aid you must complete the following five steps:
Step 1: Apply for Admissions
You must be enrolled full-time with 12 credits or more to qualify for aid. If you are taking fewer than 12 credits please contact the Financial Aid Office immediately after registration (or you will experience delays in receiving financial aid funds).
Step 2: Complete a FAFSA Form
New Students must complete the 2012-2013 FAFSA on the Web.
Returning Students must complete the 2012-2013 Renewal FAFSA on the Web.
Step 3: Submit Your 2012-2013 FAFSA to the Federal Processor
Watch for an email with a link to your Student Aid Report (SAR) in approximately 5 days.
Step 4: Respond to the "Required Actions Letter"
After you receive your SAR, you will receive a letter from the Financial Aid Office. Read it thoroughly and carefully. The letter states what additional documents are required to complete your file (such as a copy of your Federal Tax Return Transcript, a copy of your Social Security card, proof of citizenship status, proof of Selective Service registration, Federal verification worksheet, a copy of your birth certificate, or a copy of your U.S. passport.). You can view your file status at Student Online Services.
Step 5: Submit All Additional Required Documents
Send the required documents to the Financial Aid Office by the following deadlines:
|Priority deadline||April 23, 2012|
|Fall quarter 2012||July 27, 2012|
|Winter quarter 2013||November 30, 2012|
|Spring quarter 2013||February 28, 2013|
|Summer quarter 2013||May 10, 2013|
Note: To ensure on time file completion, submit your FAFSA two months prior to this date. Furthermore, due to limited funding the meeting of the deadline date does not guarantee you will receive aid, yet it does ensure that you will receive notification of eligibility before the start of the respective quarter. You may improve your opportunity of receiving aid by meeting the Priority Deadline, regardless of which quarter you plan to attend.
Summer Quarter Students
If you plan to attend Summer Quarter 2013 and would like to be considered for financial aid, you must complete and submit a Summer Quarter Supplemental Financial Aid Application to the Financial Aid Office. These applications will be available beginning April 9, 2013.
Our Federal School Code
Seattle Central Community College's Financial Aid Office is dedicated to helping students find financial resources to help pay for college. Our Federal (Title IV) School Code is 003787. For more information about financial aid, visit the U.S. Department of Education's "Information for Students and Parents" website at:
FAFSA Filing Options
- FAFSA on the Web
Students can file their FAFSA over the internet via the FAFSA Online rather than use a paper FAFSA. Follow the instructions carefully. Students and parents with Dept. of Education PIN numbers can sign the application electronically. Students and parents without PIN numbers must print and sign the Certification Page and mail it to the Federal Processor.
- Renewal FAFSA on the Web
This option is only available to students who applied for aid in the previous academic year and have a Department of Education PIN number. If you do not already have a Department of Education PIN number, we recommend you file your FAFSA using option #1 or #3.
- Paper FAFSA
If you would like to fill out a paper FAFSA, you will need to call the Federal Processor at 1-800-433-3243 to request one. A paper FAFSA takes between 4 6 weeks to process.