Requirements for Financial Aid
The purpose of the financial assistance program is to provide financial aid to students who would be unable to attend college without such aid. Financial assistance at Shawnee Community College is available in the form of scholarships, grants, part-time employment, waivers, and loans. Information and applications may be obtained from the Financial Aid Services Office in the Administration Building.
To be eligible for financial assistance at Shawnee Community College, a student must first fulfill the following basic requirements:
Financial need is generally considered to be the difference between one academic year's educational expenses (tuition, books, room, board, commuting costs, etc.), as determined by an average student budget, and the student's resources for the same period. Student educational resources are expected to include assistance from parents, guardians, relatives, personal savings, other scholarships, grants, and personal earnings. Students are responsible for providing from their own and their family's resources as much of their educational expenses as possible. Average student budgets used by Shawnee Community College to assist in determining financial aid are accessible on the internet at www.shawneecc.edu.
Students applying for graduation who have received financial aid will be required to be cleared by the Financial Aid Services Office before the graduation application will be processed. Students who have received loans will be required to complete an Exit Interview.
The SCC academic year for all financial aid programs is defined as one fall semester and one spring semester, each including a minimum of 15 weeks of instruction, during which a full-time student earns a minimum of 12 credit hours each semester. All programs, even those utilizing non-standard semester terms with multiple starting dates, fall under this definition. The summer semester ends the academic year but is not considered as equal to the fall or spring semester defining the academic year.
Each semester (fall, spring, and summer) is considered a payment period for financial aid purposes. Financial aid payments are made to each eligible enrolled student once each fall and spring semester. Pell payments may also be made for the summer semester if the student has an award amount remaining by attending less than full-time during the fall and/or spring semester.
Summer financial aid disbursements are made based on the same credit-hour requirements as during the fall/spring semesters (i.e. 12 eligible hours or more equals full-time, 9-11 eligible hours equals three-quarter time; 6-8 eligible hours equals half-time; and 5 eligible hours or less equals less-than-half-time).
For More Information Contact:
Dr. Tammy Capps - Director of Financial Aid/Coordinator of Veterans and Military Personnel Student Services
at 1-800-481-2242 ext. 3280 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org
Shawnee Community College
8364 Shawnee College Road
Ullin, IL 62992