Apply for Financial Aid

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Apply to sPC

Apply to SPC and pay your application fee in order for SPC to have access to your FAFSA data.


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Send us your transcripts

Submit all required official transcripts and allow time for their evaluation.


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Complete your Learning Plan

Complete your Learning Plan to plan which courses you need to take for your degree and when you need to take them.


Follow the steps below to complete your financial aid application

  • This is your electronic signature for federal student aid and gives you online access to your U.S. Department of Education records.
  • It is recommended that you allow the system to create your FSA ID.
  • Enter a username from 6 to 30 characters long. Use any combination of numbers, uppercase and lowercase letters. Choose a username that you can remember, but is hard for others to guess.
  • Create a password.
  • If you are a dependent student, your parents must apply for an FSA ID.
  • Only the owner of the FSA ID should create and use the account. Never share your FSA ID.
  • If needed, request a duplicate FSA ID or change your FSA ID on this website.
  • If you have a Federal Student Aid PIN, you will be able to enter it and link it to your FSA ID. You can still create an FSA ID if you have forgotten or do not have a PIN.
  • Renew your FSA ID every 18 months.
  • Students whose last names have changed need to make sure their last name is correct with the Social Security Administration.
  • See more on creating and using your FSA ID. Watch this detailed video on how to create an FSA ID.

www.fafsa.gov

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  • This is your application for financial aid at SPC and determines whether you qualify for federal and state grants and federal loans based on financial need 
  • It does not cost anything to complete the FAFSA. Beware of scams that charge for financial aid and do not pay to complete the FAFSA.
  • SPC's School Code is 001528.
  • Complete the FAFSA as soon as possible after Oct. 1 each year, regardless of the date you start classes. Priority consideration is given to students who apply by May 1. The earlier you apply, the more funds you could be eligible to receive.
  • Gather the documents you'll need.
    • Use your 2017 tax information to complete the 2019-20.
    • In certain circumstances, the FAFSA allows a student and/or parent to use the IRS Data Retrieval Tool to get information directly from the IRS. You may use the DRT to complete the 2018-19 FAFSA. See more information about the DRT. See tips from the IRS to getting your tax information. The IRS recently suspended for new users the availability of the Get Transcript Online service. Users who had already established an account with the IRS for using this service are still able to login to the Get Transcript Online service. Get Transcript by Mail is still available.
  • Use the FAFSA on the Web worksheet to help you complete the FAFSA.
  • See 12 common FAFSA mistakes.
  • If you cannot complete a FAFSA online, call the Federal Student Aid Information Center at 800-433-3243 to request a paper copy.   

www.fafsa.gov

  • Three to five business days after you submit the FAFSA, review your SAR for accuracy. 
  • Read the COMMENT section carefully. 
  • Follow the directions on the SAR to submit any needed corrections. 
  • To add SPC's School Code, 001528, or make a correction, you will need to use your FSA ID to log back in. 

www.fafsa.gov

Videos



Applying for Financial Aid

Select the Applying for Financial Aid playlist to get answers to the following questions:

  • How do I apply for financial aid?
  • Does it cost to apply for financial aid?
  • When should I apply for financial aid?
  • When should I fill out a FAFSA?
  • Do I have to reapply for financial aid each year?
  • Do I have to wait for admission before applying for financial aid?
  • What does "Early FAFSA" mean?

Early FAFSA Filing

Select the Early FAFSA Filing playlist to get answers to the following questions:

  • When should I apply for financial aid?
  • What tax information do I need to complete my FAFSA on or after October 1st?
  • What does "Early FAFSA" mean?

2018-19 Tutorial - First time FAFSA filers

Select the 2018-19 Tutorial - First time FAFSA filers playlist to find out more information about completing the FAFSA

2018-19 FAFSA Tutorial - Renewal FAFSA filers

Select the 2018-19 Tutorial - Renewal filers playlist to find out more information about completing the FAFSA

Understanding the FAFSA

Select the Understanding the FAFSA playlist to get answers to the following questions:

  • What is the FAFSA?
  • What is the difference between a dependent and an independent student?
  • My family's financial situation is different than the income information I reported on my FAFSA. What can I do?
  • I am moving out of my parents' house and will support myself. Am I an independent student for the FAFSA?
  • I did not file a tax return last year because my income was too low. Can I still submit a FAFSA?
  • I submitted my FAFSA over 4 weeks ago, but haven't heard anything. What should I do?
  • What does the term EFC stand for?
  • What is an Award Letter?
  • Can my tax data be retrieved directly from the IRS?
  • 2017-18: Can I make a correction to my FAFSA after I have submitted it?
  • What tax information do I need to complete my FAFSA on or after October 1st?

IRS Data Retrieval Process

Select the IRS Data Retrieval Process playlist to get answers to the following questions:

  • What is the IRS Data Retrieval Process?
  • Do I have to use the IRS Data Retrieval Process?
  • What are the advantages to using the IRS Data Retrieval Tool when filing my FAFSA?
  • When will I be able to retrieve my tax information using the IRS Data Retrieval Process?
  • Will everyone be able to use the IRS Data Retrieval Tool when filing the FAFSA?
  • IRS Get Transcript Tutorial

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