Committed to Helping You
SMCC is committed to helping you and your family find affordable ways to finance your education. We encourage all of our prospective students to apply for financial aid, which can help cover educational expenses from tuition and fees and books to room and board, supplies and transportation. Our Financial Aid Office is here to help answer any questions you have and make the process as easy as possible.
Financial Aid Stats
On average, SMCC students:
- Are awarded $28.9 million in financial aid every year
- Are eligible for up to $5,815 in free Pell grants every year
- Receive an average of $5,000 in loans every year
Financial Aid Eligibility
To receive most federal and state grants, loans and work-study funds, you’ll need to meet the basic eligibility criteria established by the U.S. Department of Education.
To learn more:
- Download the SMCC Financial Aid Basic Eligibility Criteria flyer or;
- Visit the Federal Student Aid (FSA) website.
Apply for Financial Aid
To apply for federal and state grants, loans, and work-study at SMCC, complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) as soon as possible on or after October 1 for the following academic year.
- To learn more and get started on your FAFSA, visit our Apply for Financial Aid webpage.
- For scholarship information visit our Scholarships webpage.
Explore Ways to Fund Your Education
SMCC helps students finance their education by offering financial aid in the form of grants, scholarships, loans, and student employment opportunities from federal, state, institutional, and private sources. To learn more about the types of aid that may be available, as well as loan disbursement and repayment information, visit our Explore Ways to Fund Your Education webpage.
Financial Aid Cost of Attendance
It’s important to remember there are additional costs outside of tuition and fees that account for your total cost to attend college. To view information on the cost of attendance and expected family contribution and to use our net price calculator, visit our Financial Aid Cost of Attendance webpage.
Additional Financial Aid Resources
To access additional information about financial aid including Satisfactory Academic Progress policy, Information about withdrawing, FERPA, and gainful employment, visit our Additional Financial Aid Resources webpage.
Financial Aid Rights & Responsibilities
If you are receiving financial aid, it’s important to know what’s expected from you. To learn more, download our Financial Aid Rights & Responsibilities of Students handout.
To browse our list of frequently asked questions and answers, visit our Financial Aid FAQ’s webpage.