College is more than just the next step in education, it’s an opportunity to find higher education.
Unfortunately, paying for college just isn’t feasible for some potential students, but Salt Lake Community College has a way to help out.
At SLCC, there are many available financial aid and scholarship opportunities that students can apply for through the Office of Financial Aid & Scholarships. The offices can be found on a majority of SLCC campuses, and some resources can also be found on the SLCC website.
From there, students can fill out forms or talk with a staff member to see if they apply for a form of financial aid.
Students are encouraged to fill out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid, or FAFSA. The FAFSA looks at the student’s income to evaluate how much funding they qualify for.
Students who fill out the FAFSA may qualify for a Pell grant, which does not need to be repaid. And any student who faces a tuition gap where grants and other assistance fall short may also qualify for the SLCC Promise, which covers the remaining balance.
It is best to have the necessary forms completed before a semester’s priority date. If the date has already passed, the forms can still be submitted, though options will be much more limited.
When compared to financial aid, scholarships have a similar application process; however, scholarships must be applied for by their specified dates, so don’t wait if you are looking to apply, otherwise, you’ll have to wait until the next semester.
The fall 2019 scholarship deadline has already passed, but students can begin submitting applications for spring 2020 scholarships beginning Sept. 15.
Contact the Office of Financial Aid & Scholarships for more information.