Sci-Arc
Inside SCI-Arc

Financial Aid

FASFA School Code 014073
Apply for Aid Application Process
Prospective Students Award Offers
The Basics Receiving Your Funds

New & Prospective Students

The Financial Aid Office at SCI-Arc helps hundreds of students cover costs each year. We can help you navigate the financial aid process and assist in identifying options to pay for school. We are available Monday through Friday, 9:00 am – 5:00 pm in our office at 255 S. Santa Fe Ave Ste. 103. You can also call us at (213) 613-2200.

No matter what your family's financial circumstances are, options exist to help you finance your education.

What will it cost to attend SCI-Arc
Applying for Financial Aid – FAFSA Eligible students
Applying for Financial Aid – DREAM Act Eligible Students
SCI-Arc Financial Aid Process – What to Expect Next
Financial Aid Programs

What will it cost to attend SCI-Arc

The costs you and your family will incur to attend SCI-Arc includes tuition and fees, books and supplies, and living expenses. The amount of living expenses will vary depending upon your living arrangements: Living at home (Commuter) or Living in an Off-campus apartment or house.

You can use the College Board Net Price Calculator online tool to determine your eligibility for financial aid and estimate your out-of-pocket expenses.

For more information about SCI-Arc costs, review the Cost of Attendance section of our website.

Back To Top

Applying for Financial Aid - FAFSA Eligible Students

Financing your SCI-Arc education is an important process for many SCI-Arc students. College is possible for everyone, and a variety of financial aid options are available to help with the costs. As you consider the value of a SCI-Arc education, the U.S. Department of Education has developed a very useful and informative Web site, College.gov, to help you plot your road to college.

In order to be considered for need-based financial aid — including loans, grants, scholarships and Federal Work-Study — you must complete the 2014-2015 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). To be considered for priority financial aid please make sure you file the FAFSA by Monday, February 24, 2014.

The FAFSA is available and completed online. When completing the FAFSA please make sure that you indicate you will be attending SCI-Arc when listing your schools of attendance; our federal school code is 014073. The FAFSA requests data from 2013 Federal Income Tax returns. If these returns are not completed by our priority deadline, you should report estimated tax figures on your FAFSA. After your FAFSA has been processed you will have the opportunity to correct your estimates once tax returns have been filed.

Back To Top

Applying for Financial Aid - DREAM Act Eligible Students

College is possible for everyone, and there are now a variety of financial aid options available to help with the costs. The passage of the California Dream Act of 2011 extended eligibility for certain types of institutional and state aid to students who meet AB540 criteria but who are without a valid immigration status. SCI-Arc and the Office of Financial Aid are highly committed to the success of our Dream Act eligible students, and are proud of those who have been selected to join our campus.

As you consider the value of a SCI-Arc education, be sure to visit the California Student Aid Commission’s website, as it contains useful information on the available types of funding and resources that are available to you.

Students who are able to apply for financial aid through the Dream Act Application will have their eligibility reviewed for Cal Grants and the State University Grant. In order to be considered for California State Financial Aid, you must do the following:

  • Complete the 2013-2014 California Dream Act Application. To be considered for priority financial aid please make sure you file the application by March 2, 2014.
  • Complete the Cal Grant GPA Verification (the School Certified GPA must be received by CSAC no later than March 2, 2014).
  • Students who received their Social Security Number through Deferred Action for Childhood Arrival (DACA); should complete a CA Dream Application to be considered for financial aid.
The California Dream Act Application is available and completed online. When completing the application please make sure that you indicate you will be attending SCI-Arc when listing your schools of attendance; our school code is 014073. The California Dream Act Application requests data from 2013 Federal Income Tax returns. If these returns are not completed by our priority deadline (February 24, 2014), you should report estimated tax figures on your application. After your application has been processed you will have the opportunity to correct your estimates once tax returns have been filed.

Back To Top

SCI-Arc Financial Aid Process - What to Expect Next

Once you have completed your FAFSA and have submitter the required SCI-Arc Financial Aid form you will receive an email notification from our office:
  • Financial Aid Award Notice: Once your file is complete and your eligibility has been reviewed, you'll receive an email with an Award letter.
  • Preliminary Award Offer (FAFSA Eligible Students Only) – If we need to request additional information in order to determine your eligibility, you’ll receive a preliminary award offer by email – with estimates of the financial aid you might expect to receive.
  • Additional Documents Request – If additional documents or information is needed in order to determine your eligibility, you’ll receive an email with an overview of the items needed, as well as instructions on how to access any necessary forms.
Back To Top

Financial Aid Programs

Your financial aid award or “package” will be comprised of those types of financial aid for which you are eligible.

Grants

Federal Pell Grant (Pell)
The Pell Grant is awarded to undergraduate students who have not earned a Bachelor's or professional degree. Award amounts are based on the student's level of need and enrollment status. If the student is enrolled less than full-time, the award will be prorated.

NOTE: the disbursed amount will be adjusted based on registration changes (add/drops) completed through the fourth week of classes (Census). As a result of any enrollment changes, your award eligibility may increase or decrease. A decrease in eligibility may result in a bill.

Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG)
This grant is awarded to undergraduate students with exceptional financial need. Funding for this grant is very limited; first priority is given to students with the lowest Expected Family Contributions (EFCs) who receive a Pell Grant and who apply by February 24 (priority application filing deadline). You must be enrolled in a minimum of 9 units to receive the award.

Loans

Federal Education Loans
Education loans are a form of financial aid that must be repaid with interest. They are also the most prevalent type of financial assistance. Many students, and their parents, will turn to some form of loan aid as a way of closing the gap between educational expenses and available resources. You can make better choices if you have a comprehensive understanding of educational loan options.

By filing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), loans may be included as part of your financial aid award. Most students and their families are eligible for some form of federal educational loan assistance. We highly recommend that you file a FAFSA, regardless of income. To be eligible to receive funding from the federal loan programs, you must meet the general eligibility requirements for the Federal Financial Aid programs.

Back To Top

Click below to download the SCI-Arc Viewbook



Contact us at 213.356.5320, admissions@sciarc.edu or use our INQUIRY link.

Also find us on: