Funding your SCI-Arc education is an important process. Regardless of financial circumstances, financial aid options are available to help with the costs.
Federal Student Aid
The US Department of Education has developed a comprehensive website to help navigate the financial aid process. To be considered for need-based financial aid—including, grants, scholarships, Federal Work-Study and loans—students must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), available online.
When completing FAFSA, students should indicate that they are applying to SCI-Arc by using SCI-Arc’s Federal School Code (014073). FAFSA requests data from the student’s (or their parents’, if the student is a dependent) federal income tax return.
A student’s financial aid award letter will detail the types of financial aid for which the student is eligible for.
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, the student’s award eligibility may increase or decrease. A decrease in eligibility may result in a balance on your student account.
Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG)
This grant is awarded to undergraduate students and funding for this grant is limited. First priority is given to students with the lowest Expected Family Contributions (EFCs) who receive a Pell Grant and who apply by February 23 (priority application filing deadline). Students must be enrolled in a minimum of 9 units to receive the award.
Federal Education Loans
Education loans are a form of financial aid that must be repaid including interest. By filing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), loans may be included as part of a student’s financial aid award letter. Eligible students and their families may qualify for some form of federal educational or private loan assistance. It is highly recommended that students file a FAFSA, regardless of income to determine eligibility.
Notice to students: An individual may contact the Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education for review of a complaint. The Bureau may be contacted at 2535 Capitol Oaks Drive, Suite 400 Sacramento, CA 95833, www.bppe.ca.gov, telephone 916.431.6924 or fax 916.263.1897.