Each year the Scottsdale Community College Financial Aid Office establishes standard student budgets based on institutional costs and estimated costs of living. The Cost of Attendance or a student’s budget is determined by many factors including enrollment status, residency status, and living situation. A students’ Cost of Attendance help determine how much aid a student can receive. These budgets represent an estimate of the Cost of Attendance for Scottsdale Community College. By comparing the Cost of Attendance to the student’s Estimated Family Contribution (EFC), the Financial Aid Office is able to assess student need, and process financial aid awards within the appropriate regulatory guidelines for each specific aid program. The amount of aid that a student receives cannot exceed the institution’s Cost of Attendance.
Two-semester budgets are based on 9 months of instructions represented by a 16-week Fall Semester and a 16-Week Spring Semester. Single semester budgets are based on 41/2 months of instruction represented by either a 16-week Fall, or 16-week Spring Semester. Students who are enrolled in modular courses in the Fall and/or Spring semester will receive a prorated budget (modular courses are courses in which the begin and end dates do not span the entire 16 week semester). Budgets in the Summer will be prorated based on the actual weeks of instruction that a student is in class.
This budget reflects typical expense patterns for SCC students. Some students will spend more than the standard amounts, while others will spend less, depending on individual lifestyles and circumstances. Eligibility for financial aid, however, is based on the standard budget allowances listed below – not on individual preferences and spending habits. Very few students receive aid to cover the full amount of their Cost of Attendance. These figures are based on Fall and Spring semesters and half-time to full time enrollment. For questions on one semester, summer or modular budgets please contact the Financial Aid Office.
Remember, to receive aid, students must be eligible to qualify for financial aid and be enrolled in and participating in an eligible degree of certificate program.