SCI believes everyone choosing to pursue higher education should have the open opportunity to do so, regardless of financial status.
That’s why we have a knowledgeable team of Financial Aid specialists who are dedicated to each student’s education goals. We are familiar with the financial aid programs available and are trained to match your needs to obtain funding for eligible SCI students.
Federal Pell Grant
A Federal Pell Grant is awarded to an undergraduate student who has not yet earned a bachelor’s degree, is enrolled or accepted for enrollment as a regular student in an eligible degree or certificate program, has earned a high school diploma or a GED, and is a U.S. citizen or an eligible noncitizen. The amount of the grant is dependent upon financial need, among other factors.
William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan Program
Federal Direct Loan Programs are low-interest education loans for students and parents to assist furthering a student’s education after high school and are lent directly from the U.S. Department of Education. Loan types include:
- Federal Direct Stafford/Ford Loans
(Direct Subsidized Loans)
- Federal Direct Unsubsidized Stafford/Ford Loans
(Direct Unsubsidized Loans)
- Federal Direct PLUS Loans
(Direct PLUS Loans)
- Federal Direct Consolidation Loans
(Direct Consolidation Loans)
Federal Supplemental Education Opportunity Grant (FSEOG)
FSEOG Programs are awarded to approximately 3,800 participating postsecondary institutions, of which SCI is proud to be included. The program provides need-based grants to help low-income undergraduate students continue their education. To apply, students must file a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) as part of the application process for an FSEOG. SCI must give priority to students with “exceptional need” as defined by the U.S. Department of Education and to those who are also Federal Pell Grant recipients.
If additional funding is needed, student loans are available, if qualified. Students who receive funding through grants and scholarships do not have to repay the balance of the award. To determine eligibility for loans, grants, and/or scholarships, please contact a Financial Aid team member who will assist you with any questions you may have.
Want to learn more about how National Certifications might help you in today’s job market?