Financial Aid

Financial aid consists of grants and loans that are intended to help students pay for tuition and fees, room and board (or living expenses, if commuting), transportation, books and supplies.

Financial aid does not always cover all expenses, so you may wish to research additional options or set up an appointment with your financial aid counselor to go over your funding possibilities.  The FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) is the only application required by SCSU.  It is important to note that grant funding is limited and awarded based on financial need and availability of funds.

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2021-2022 FAFSA Priority Dates (Application opens October 1st)

  • February 15, 2021 - for returning students attending fall 2021 and spring 2022
  • March 15, 2021 - for all new incoming students attending fall 2021 and spring 2022

2021-2022 Foundation Scholarships

The online application will be available from October 1st through February 15th for students who are enrolled for the Fall 2020 and Spring 2021 semesters.  Please click here for more information.

Inceptia Partnership

Starting in the 2020-2021 academic year SCSU has partnered with a company called Inceptia which will be streamlining the FAFSA verification process.  For more information, please see FAFSA Verification.

Full-Time Status

Please notify our office using the 2020-2021 Change of Award form if you will not be attending full-time (12.0 credits for undergraduate, 9.0 credits for graduate students) as all financial aid awards are based on full-time status