Financial Aid

We, in the Office of Financial Aid and Scholarships, are excited to work with you and your family to help finance your education.  We understand that this may be a confusing process, so always feel free to reach out to us when you have questions.

The FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) is the only application needed by SCSU to evaluate your aid eligibility.  It is important to note though that financial aid does not always cover all expenses, so you may need to consider additional funding sources or payment plans.

New & Transfer Students Click Here
Continuing Student Click Here
Graduate Student Click Here

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FAFSA Simplification

Read about the upcoming big changes taking place for the 2024-2025 year here.

Fall 2023 – Summer 2024 FAFSA

The application for 2023-2024 aid opened on October 1, 2022 so be sure to apply online as soon as possible!

Course Program of Study

This regulation will officially go into effect starting in Fall 2023.  To qualify for financial aid, students must be enrolled in coursework that applies to an approved degree seeking program.  For more information on how this could impact your financial aid award, please visit our Course Program of Study Eligibility page.

Full-Time Status

Please notify our office using the Change of Award form if you will not be attending full-time (12.0 credits for undergraduates, 9.0 credits for graduate students) as all financial aid awards are based on full-time status.  The Change of Award form can also be used to request updates to your financial aid for housing status changes and more.

Partnership with Solutions at ECMC

SCSU has recently partnered with a company called Solutions at ECMC which will be available to answer all of your federal student loan questions.  For more information click here.