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Student Eligibility

Winter Break Hours

Scottsdale Community College closes at 12pm (noon) on Wednesday, December 24, 2014 and reopens on Monday, January 5, 2015.

Students must meet all eligibility requirements described here in order to be considered for Title IV federal financial aid at Scottsdale Community College.

  • Have a high school diploma, General Education Development(GED) certificate, or pass an approved ability to benefit test.
  • Be enrolled in an approved degree-seeking program at SCC.
  • Be a U.S. citizen or eligible non citizen.
  • Have a valid Social Security number. Exceptions to this rule are students from the Republic of the Marshall Islands, Federated States of Micronesia, or the Republic of Palau.
  • Male students between the ages of 18 and 25 must be registered with Selective Service.
  • Maintain Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP), according to SCC's Satisfactory Academic Progress Policy (SAP). Students who fail to maintain satisfactory progress are not eligible to receive federal Title IV assistance.
  • Not be in default on a Federal Perkins Loan, Federal Stafford Loan, Federal Supplemental Loan for Students, or Federal Direct Loan, nor owe any refund on a Federal Pell Grant or Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant.
  • Not have been convicted of violating any federal or state law of selling or possessing illegal drugs. Students who have a conviction(s) must call 1-800-4-FED-AID to find out how this law applies to you.
     

Only those with a lawful presence in the US may qualify for MCCCD scholarships or federal financial aid. Any information you provide about your legal status when you apply for financial aid or scholarships may be subject to mandatory reporting to federal immigration authorities under AZ law.