St. Louis Community College provides a comprehensive financial aid program funded by federal, state and private agencies. Aid awards fall into four categories:
Although superior ability and talent are recognized through the college’s programs, as well as those from other scholarships, most aid is awarded on the basis of financial need.
It is not within the scope of this catalog to explain all of the financial aid programs available. More information explaining the programs is available, along with an application, at stlcc.edu/financialaid.
Apply Early for Aid
Need help paying for college? If so, you are encouraged to complete the Free Application for Student Financial Aid (FAFSA) as soon as possible after Jan. 1 once you’ve filed your income taxes.
Visit https://fafsa.ed.gov/ to apply for financial aid and a personal identification number (PIN). Be sure to use the STLCC school code 002469 when filling out the online FAFSA.
Remember, you must be admitted to STLCC with degree-seeking status to receive financial aid. This includes submitting transcripts from high school, GED, and/or all colleges previously attended, and completing placement test requirements. Submit official college transcripts to the Registrar’s Office.
After completing your FAFSA, check the status of your financial aid application at https://www.stlcc.edu/departments/information-technology/banner-selfservice/. Information about financial aid, scholarships, federal grants, loans, work study and Missouri state programs is available at https://www.stlcc.edu/admissions/financial-aid/.
Maintain Satisfactory Academic Progress
Students are expected to maintain satisfactory grades to remain eligible for aid. A 2.0 cumulative grade point average is required. See “Satisfactory Academic Progress.” Grades of F, W, I, PR and U are not acceptable toward meeting these requirements. Students are allowed a maximum time frame of 150% of the required hours for their degree to receive federal financial assistance.
At the end of each session, progress is assessed. Students who do not meet the requirements will be placed on financial warning the next session of enrollment. During the financial warning session, financial aid eligibility may be continued. Failure to meet the criteria during the financial warning semester will result in suspension and termination from Title IV aid. Students who fail, withdraw or receive an "Incomplete" for all classes in which they enroll will not be eligible for financial aid the next semester of enrollment.
Students may appeal termination of financial aid by writing a letter of appeal and submitting it to the campus Financial Aid office. Students must document any extenuating circumstances that prevented them from maintaining the required standards. All committee appeal decisions are final.
Veterans and Other Aid
Detailed information about services for veterans is available from the veteran’s services representative in the Enrollment Services office.
Students may be eligible for financial aid from agencies such as Department of Mental Health, Department of Vocational Rehabilitation and Rehabilitation Services for the Blind. Students must make their own arrangements for such aid.
Under grants made available through the Missouri A+ Schools Program, qualified graduates of participating high schools are eligible for scholarship grants to St. Louis Community College. Students must fulfill A+ Program requirements at the high school before applying for grants. Students should contact high school counselors for eligibility requirements. Information also available at: https://www.stlcc.edu/admissions/financial-aid/a-plus.aspx.