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Welcome to the Financial Aid Office Homepage!

Summer Closure Dates

New Federal and State Updates: Changes that affect Students

The document Federal and State Updates: Changes that affect Students contains the latest information on the financial aid process and student eligibility. The changes occur frequently, so please check this page often for the most current information.

Title IV Federal School Code: 001292

Financial Aid TV!

Launched in 2012, Financial Aid TV (FATV) provides current and prospective students and families with instant 24/7 access to short videos that discuss important financial aid topics such as:
  • Applying for financial aid
  • Financial aid eligibility
  • Types of financial aid (e.g. grants and loans)
  • Financial literacy
  • Satisfactory Academic Progress
  • Education Tax Benefits and Credits
Why wait in line at the financial aid office? Click on FATV to get quick and easy-to-understand answers to many of your general financial aid questions!

photo, Free Application for Federal Student Aid(FAFSA)
FAFSA (Free Application For Federal Student Aid)
Help and Frequently Asked Questions

2012-2013 FAFSA
(Free Application for Federal Student Aid):
Priority filing deadline is MARCH 2, 2012 each year.
  • All 2012-2013 FAFSA's will be evaluated for BOG Fee Waiver eligibility starting Summer 2012 - Spring 2013.
2011-2012 FAFSA
(Free Application for Federal Student Aid):
Priority filing deadline was MARCH 2, 2011.
  • Late applicants may still submit the FAFSA through the last day of the Spring 2012 semester.

"Financial Aid 101" PowerPoint Presentation


There are three basic types of financial aid:
  • Grants - Awards that a student does not have to repay.
  • Federal Work-Study - Part-time work earned monthly.
  • Loans - Money that a student can borrow and must repay with interest.

For more information on federal student aid, useful website links and contact information, download Funding Your Education: The Guide to Student Federal Aid 2012-13.

Financial Aid Office

How to Apply for Financial Aid:

All students are encouraged to apply for the array of Federal and State Financial Aid programs offered at Solano Community College. By completing the Free Application For Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) or Renewal FAFSA, students will automatically be considered for most federal and state programs.

The FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) should be completed and submitted online to the United States Department of Education processing center between January 1 and no later than the Solano Community College priority filing date of March 2. Students must apply for financial aid each year beginning January 1 – March 2.

After applying, students will receive a Student Aid Report (SAR) from the U.S. Dept of Education by email or USPS. Students should review their SAR for accuracy and make corrections (if necessary) online at Students must check their "MySolano" web account for their updated "Financial Aid Status". Any additional "Student Requirements" will be posted there. All "Student Requirements" must be completed and returned into the FAO for file review, packaging and awarding eligible aid. Additionally, the U.S. Dept of Education randomly selects FAFSA's for a process called "Verification" and students should be prepared to provide copies of their federal income tax return, W-2 forms and/or untaxed income received. It is the student's responsibility to check their "MySolano" web account for their current "Financial Aid Status" including their Student Budget, Awards, and Disbursement Schedule.

Special Note on Financial Aid Eligibility Requirements

Fee Waiver Program

Financial Aid Office
Room 425A
(Click for more information)

General Office Information

Office Phone Number: 707-864-7103
Fax: 707-646-2071

Location: Building 400 (Student Services Building), Room #425

Financial Aid Office Hours Fall 2011 student service hours for the FAO window counter and phones:
  • Monday – Thursday 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
After hours FAO window counter limited service available:
  • Monday – Thursday 3:00 pm—5:00 pm
  • Fridays 9:00 am—12 noon
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