The Financial Aid Office is committed to assisting students who might otherwise be unable to continue their education because of financial disadvantage.
This page is in the process of being updated for the 2013-2104 school year.
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Osher Scholarship applications for 2013-2014 are now available. Click on the link at the bottom right side of this page for more information.
FAFSA Application for Fall 2013/Spring 2014
Apply online now at www.fafsa.gov to complete the FAFSA application for the Fall 2013/Spring 2014 semesters. You should complete your 2012 tax returns before completing your FAFSA.
Important news/changes for the 2013-2014 school year
All changes are effective July 1, 2013 and apply to all students unless otherwise indicated.
Financial Aid Priority Deadline (July 1, 2013)
Students in Good Standing who submit all required documents and complete their financial aid file by July 1, 2013 will receive priority in reviewing their file and determining their award eligibility. Students who complete their financial aid file after July 1, 2013 will still be reviewed and have their award eligibility determined but there is no guaranty that it will be completed before the start of the Fall 2013 semester.
The priority deadline does not apply to students who must file an appeal. Students in an appeal status will have their eligibillity determined after their appeal is approved with no guaranty that it will be before the start of the Fall 2013 semester.
Interest Rates for Direct Loans
The Interest rate for Direct Loans is scheduled to increase from 3.4% to 6.8% on July 1, 2013. This will affect loans borrowed between July 1, 2013 through June 30, 2014. Congress is working on a bill to address this issue but there is no guaranty that they will come to an agreement or pass a bill..
Subsidized Direct Loan Lifetime Eligibility (Effective July 1, 2013 for New Borrowers only)
As part of last year's agreement to keep interest rates at 3.4% for 2012-2013, Congress approved a new lifetime limit on receiving Subsidized Direct Loans. This new limit applies to new loan borrowers only. If a student previously borrowed a Subsidized loan from any college before July 1, 2013, this limit does not apply to them.
For new loan borrowers with loans disbursed on or after July 1, 2013, these students will be limited to 150% of Subsidized loan eligibility based on the length of their program. For example, a student is enrolled in a 2 year progam at San Diego City College. The student will only have 3 years of Subsidized loan eligibility and after the third year the student will no longer be eligible for a Subsidized loan at our school.
Appeals for Fall 2013
Appeal forms can be downloaded and printed from our website beginning June 17, 2013. Click the Forms/Documents link on the rightside of this page to go to the 2013-2014 Forms/Documents page.
Important Reminder: Appeal forms can only be submitted once you are officially enrolled for Fall 2013. Fall enrollment starts July 15, 2013. Appeals will not be accepted and reviewed before that date. Since this is one of our peak periods, appeal reviews may take longer than normal for a decision. We thank you in advance for your patience.
In addition, new for this year, if you are Disqualfied because of your completion rate or cumulative GPA, you will need to complete an online Financial Literacy component and if you don't have an Educational Plan you will need to attend a workshop to develop an Educational Plan.
Students Enrolled in Online Classes and Out of State Students
Students with a legal or mailing address that is located outside of California and you that are enrolled in online (web) classes only, will not be eligible for federal financial aid. Students that feel their status is incorrect, must come into the Financial Aid Office and provide appropriate documentation to show proof of residing in California.
Net Price Calculator
The Net Price Calculator is now available to provide you with an estimate of how much it costs to attend San Diego City College and to give you an estimate of how much financial aid you may qualify for. To get started, just click on the Net Price Calculator webpage on the right side of this page.
Certificate Programs (Gainful Employment)
Federal regulations require institutions to provide students with Gainful Employment information for specific certificate programs offered at our college. Please click on the this link, Certificate Programs, to view the information for each program at San Diego City College.
California State License Information
AB2086 requires participating Cal Grant institutions to provide links to the California State agencies that disclose the passage rate for students required to be licensed in order to work. The following programs offered at our school require a state license:
License Vocational Nurse (LVN)
Registered Nurse (RN)
To apply for financial aid, click this link: FAFSA
View your current Financial Aid information and status on Reg-e.
Do you want to know what documents you need to submit for financial aid?
Do you want to see what type of financial aid you have been awarded?
You can view your current financial aid status on Reg-e.
Log on at https://studentweb.sdccd.edu/reg-e/ and enter your PIN.
Select "Financial Aid Services" followed by "View Your Financial Aid".
Verify that your personal information is correct and continue. Choose the semester you want to view.
Click the button "View Your Financial Aid" and then click the "City" button.
Save time and get your status immediately. Don’t wait in line, go online today!
FAFSA INFORMATION NOT IN OUR DATABASE
If you have completed and submitted your FAFSA and you have not received any letter or email from our office, we probably are unable to process and download your FAFSA. This may be because:
1. you have not yet filed an admissions application with the San Diego Community College District or
2. you have an admissions application on file but you did not use your Social Security Number and were assigned a number beginning with the letter ‘D’ instead.
To file an admissions application, please log on to https://applyonline.communitycollege.net/studentappview.cfm and follow the application instructions.
- Complete the Admissions Application using your personal information as it appears on your Social Security Card. You must provide your Social Security Number in the Admissions Application or our office will not be able to process your FAFSA application.
To update your current admissions application from a 'D' number, please go to the Admissions Office and complete a “Request for Change of Social Security Number, Name, Address” form. You must provide proof of your Social Security Number in order for the Admissions Office to change your ‘D’ Number to your Social Security Number.
Once you have submitted your admissions application, or updated your current admissions application, your FAFSA will be compared to your admissions application. If your Social Security Number matches, your FAFSA will be downloaded and we can begin processing your FAFSA.
The download of your FAFSA may take up to two weeks depending on when you completed or updated your admissions application.
If you have any questions, please contact your campus Financial Aid Office.
FINANCIAL AID POLICY
Financial Aid funds are administered in accordance with a nationally established policy of financial assistance for education. The basis of this policy is the belief that students and their parents have the primary responsibility for meeting educational costs. The amount of the contribution expected from students and their parents is determined by careful analysis of family financial strength taking into consideration net income, number of dependents, allowable expenses, indebtedness, and assets. The U.S. Department of Education, in cooperation with educational agencies, has established procedures which are used in making an evaluation of the amount families can be expected to contribute.
This page is in the process of being update as of May 16, 2013.