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Programs Available

Financial Aid
Programs Available

A brief description of financial aid programs is available by clicking on the appropriate links below . This information can also be found in the Financial Aid Bulletin available in our office or by download from this website. Contact the Financial Aid Office for more details and eligibility requirements.

Viewing your financial aid information has never being easier! You have the ability to access your  information any time any day, just log unto mySDCCD . (If you are a new student, please follow the instructions on how to log in unto mySDCCD). A good point to start is to see if you have newly assigned documents or make sure you have none, we strongly recommend that you always check your “To Do List”. Periodically, we receive updates  to a student’s FAFSA/ISIR record from the U.S. Department of Education requiring schools to collect additional information from a student in order to continue processing their aid eligibility. To review your aid awards, click on the Financial Aid Tab. If you click on the award name, important information that will expand on each program specific rules and conditions to meet disbursement or continued eligibility will display. 

New terminology for students or parent PLUS borrowers:

  • Disbursement – When a student meets all eligibility requirements for the release of funds and the aid amounts and program information is forwarded to Student Accounting.
  • Refund Determination – When the Student Accounting Office determines that the total amount of aid received by a student exceeds the charges and forwards to Accounts Payable information on funds that must be given to the student or parent PLUS borrower.
  • Tell Date – The Financial Aid Office best estimate on when the refund check or Direct Deposit will be available to the student or parent borrower.

Financial aid funds are awarded according to federal regulations and policy. The basis of this policy is the belief that students and their parents have the primary responsibility for meeting educational costs. The amount of the contribution expected from students and their parents is determined by the information students and parents provide on the FAFSA. Congress has established a formula to estimate how much a family can contribute to the student's education.