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Financial Aid Alert

Urgent! Don't miss the financial aid priority deadline: July 15.

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Financial Aid is designed to assist students in meeting the costs of attending college. Financial assistance includes several types of aid: grants, scholarships, student loans, veterans services, and the option to setup a payment plan.

2024-2025 FAFSA Information

Better FAFSA

Information for students, parents, and families regarding changes to the 2024-2025 FAFSA

What changes have happened to the 2024-2025 FAFSA?

Financial Aid Priority Deadlines

Anyone interested in financial aid information may contact the Financial Aid Office. All financial assistance is awarded without regard to the student's race, religion, national origin, age, sex, or disability.

Complete your application to ensure your financial aid is in place by the beginning of the semester.

Delayed Release to Schools

  • The 2024-25 FAFSA is now available for students to complete! However, due to delays set by the Department of Education through updates to the Better FAFSA, Surry Community College will be unable to receive any FAFSA's and award until the beginning of June. Once our office begins reviewing 2024-25 FAFSA's, students will be notified through their SCC email.
Note: Please know that you can register for fall classes without having your financial aid in place.

Should I still complete the 2024-2025 FAFSA?
Absolutely! Getting ahead of the game is always a positive when applying for Financial Aid. Below are deadlines for the 2024-2025 FAFSA:

Priority Deadlines:

This table shows the priority deadline date for each semester.
Semester Deadline Date
Fall (Aug. - Dec.) July 15
Spring (Jan. - May) October 1
Summer (May – July) March 1

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Students whose aid is already setup do not need to reapply for the same academic year. You only need to reapply for the coming year if you haven’t already.

When applying for Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), you will need to provide Surry Community College's Title IV school code, which is 002970. Surry Community College also requires satisfactory academic progress of all students receiving financial aid.

Withdrawal from classes after aid is accessed can result in repayment of aid to school.

Financial Aid Repayment

Students who owe Return to Title IV Financial Aid Repayment are able to set up a payment plan for that past due balance. Students can contact Lee Welch, SCC Cashier, at (336) 386-3208 or welchel@surry.edu. Surry Community College will work with each student on an individual basis to help them manage their student debt. Students cannot register for future courses until any past due balances are paid.

Year-Round Pell Grant

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An eligible student may now receive a full Federal Pell Grant for Summer Semester, even if they received a full Federal Pell Grant during the fall and spring semesters! In order to be eligible for Year Round Pell, students must have an eligible EFC and meet the necessary enrollment requirements.

Year-round Pell allows students to receive up to 150 percent of a regular grant award over the course of the academic year so that they can continue taking classes in the summer and finish their degrees faster than they would otherwise. With careful planning, Pell Grant recipients may take advantage of this new regulation to earn their degree faster.

The provisions of the new law state that any Pell Grant received will be included in determining the student's Pell Grant duration of eligibility and Lifetime Eligibility Used (LEU).

To be eligible for additional Pell Grant funds:

  • Student must be otherwise eligible to receive Pell Grant funds for the payment period.
  • Student must be enrolled at least half-time in the payment period(s) (6 credit hours) during the summer term.
  • Student must be maintaining satisfactory academic progress.

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