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Financial Aid



Financial aid makes our already-low tuition even more affordable.

Read on to learn about the types of aid we offer and how to get aid yourself!

Financial Aid Quick Facts


of first-time, full-time students receive grants or scholarships.


Average amount of grants and scholarships first-time, full-time students receive.


Any student wishing to receive any sort of financial aid (grants, loans, work study, etc.) will need to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Below is some helpful information regarding the FAFSA.

To receive most types of scholarships, you will need to apply for individual scholarships. Browse and apply for scholarships here.


Aid that does not need to be repaid. Read more about grants here.


Aid that does not need to be repaid, but has specific eligibility requirements. Requirements vary by scholarship. Learn more about scholarships here.


Supplemental financial aid that must be repaid. Click here for more information on loans.

Student Employment (Work Study)

Aid that supplements your educational cost through on-or off-campus employment. Browse all student jobs here.



To qualify for federal financial aid you must...

  • Have earned a high school diploma or G.E.D.,
  • Be enrolled as a degree- or certificate-seeking student at SMC,
  • Be a U.S. citizen or eligible non-U.S. citizen,
  • Be registered with Selective Service (if male and 18 years of age or over),
  • Not currently be in federal loan default or owe a refund on a federal grant,
  • Not concurrently be receiving financial aid from another institution of higher education, and
  • Maintain SMC and federal requirements regarding Satisfactory Academic Progress.