Sources of Financial Aid: On-Campus

There are several sources of financial assistance: federal, state, local and even private. Eligibility is determined by multiple factors, like level of income, current employment status and more. Browse the listing below to find assistance you may be eligible for. Off-campus sources are listed on another page.


Federal Financial Aid (FAFSA): Federal and State grants, loans and Work Study. Start the application process by submitting the FAFSA.

--FAFSA: (Federal School Code: 003791)
--Download a Data Sheet appropriate for the quarter in which you are applying for aid. Data sheets are located on our forms page (and are also available in the Financial Aid office).

Contact: Financial Aid Office
  5000 (FOSS) Building, Room 5245 Financial Aid webpage


Career Education Options (CEO): Provide assistance with education costs to eligible individuals who do not have a high school diploma and are between the ages of 16-21.

Contact: 5000 (FOSS) Building, Room 5222


Center for Equity, Engagement & Service, Multicultural Center/Women's Center: Provide short-term loans for books, course required supplies and emergencies to eligible students. Help students apply for scholarships and locate financial assistance resources.

Contact: Jamie Ardena
  9000 (PUB) Building, Room 9301


Learning Center North: Provide GED assistance to eligible individuals who are between the ages of 16-21. Paid internships may also be offered to eligible students in this program.

Contact: Denise Juarez
  2900 Building, Annex Room  


SCC Foundation: Scholarships, emergency assistance and short-term loans to eligible students.

Contact: Sandra Ewing
  1000 Building, Room 1005


Veterans Services: Federal programs provide education benefits to eligible veterans, survivors and dependants. SCC's Veterans Center provides resources and support.

--Online Application for VA Benefits

Contact: SCC Veterans Center
  5000 (FOSS) Building, Room 5226  
 Workforce Education - Vocational Training Student Resources

Basic Food Employment & Training (BFET) Program
 Provides assistance with education costs (including childcare assistance from DSHS) to eligible students receiving DSHS Basic Food Assistance.

Contact:          Rob Light  
  5000 (FOSS) Building, Room 5101                  


Opportunity Grant ProgramProvides assistance with education costs to eligible low-income students who are enrolled in one of the following programs: Automotive, Accounting, Business Technology, Clean Energy Technology and Entrepreneurship, Early Childhood Education, Health Information & Informatics Management, Manufacturing, Nursing Assistant Certified, Office Technology, Phlebotomy and Visual Communications Technology.

Contact:          Kim Cambern   
  5000 (FOSS) Building, Room 5101  
  206-546-6961 or 206-546-5882          


Worker Retraining Program: Assistance to eligible students who: are collecting unemployment benefits or have exhausted them within the past 24 months, have received a lay-off notice, were formerly self-employed, are a displaced homemaker, or a recently honorably discharged veteran.

Contact:           Fikru Diro  
  5000 (FOSS) Building, Room 5101  
  206-546-6957 or 206-546-5882         


WorkFirst Program: Provides assistance with education costs to eligible low-income parents receiving TANF cash assistance from DSHS.

Contact:          Lynette Peters  
  5000 (FOSS) Building, Room 5101  
  206-546-6754 or 206-546-4570