Eligibility Requirements

To be eligible for financial aid all students must meet the Basic Eligibility requirements. Some financial aid programs have additional program-specific eligibility requirements.

Basic Eligibility

  • Have a valid Social Security number.
  • Be a U.S. citizen or eligible non-citizen.
  • If male, be registered with Selective Service.
  • Is a regular student (seeking a degree or certificate).
  • Is enrolled or accepted for enrollment in an eligible SFCC program.
  • Has a high school diploma or its equivalent.
  • Is not currently enrolled in high school.
  • Does not have a conviction for any offense under federal or state law involving the possession or sale of a controlled substance while you were receiving federal student aid.
  • Does not owe loan or grant overpayment.
  • Does not have a Ford Direct Loan or Stafford Loan in default.
  • Has not borrowed in excess of loan limits.
  • Is maintaining satisfactory academic progress.

Program-Specific Eligibility may include:

  • Financial Need
  • Enrollment requirements
  • Residency requirements
  • Funding limits

How much does it cost to attend Spokane Falls Community College?

When evaluating your need for financial aid, we consider the total cost of education. This includes allowances for books and supplies, room and board, transportation, personal living expenses, as well as tuition and fees.

Student Cost of Attendance 2015-2016

 Washington Residents:   
  Living Independently Living with Parents
Tuition & Fees $4,389 $4,389
Books & Supplies $1,134 $1,134
Room & Board $9,780 $3,270
Transportation $1,350 $1,380
Personal Living Expenses $1,860 $1,680

Total:  $18,513 $11,853
U.S citizens, Non Washington Residents
  Living Independently Living with Parents
Tuition & Fees $5,205 $5,205
Books & Supplies $1,134 $1,134
Room & Board $9,780 $3,270
Transportation $1,350 $1,380
Personal Living Expenses $1,860 $1,680

Total: $19,329 $12,669

Financial need represents the difference between the Cost of Education and the Expected Family Contribution (EFC).

     Cost of Education
   - Expected Family Contribution
   = Financial Need

The student and his or her family are expected to contribute to the cost of education using earnings, assets, and savings to the extent that they are able. The U.S. Department of Education calculates the Expected Family Contribution (EFC) using the Federal Methodology and data the student and family provide on the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). The Federal Methodology takes into account such factors as income, assets, family size and number in college.

The SFCC Financial Aid Office staff reviews the FAFSA information and other data submitted to resolve any conflicting information. The SFCC Financial Aid Office staff awards grant, work and loan assistance based on the student’s basic and program specific eligibility.

Students cannot receive aid from all sources that exceeds the Cost of Education.

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