Financial Aid

Financial Aid

At SFCC, we believe every student who wants to go to college should be able to do so. That’s why we work hard to help you afford the cost of your education. There are scholarships, grants, campus jobs and loan programs — all available to help pay your college expenses.

To apply for any type of financial aid, you must file a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Forms are available on the FAFSA website and at the Financial Aid Office. You also must have your official high school transcripts sent to the Registrar’s Office. For information, call 505-428-1268.

Financial Aid Deadlines

Some grant and scholarship funds are limited, so we encourage students to file as soon as possible to maximize their award. Students should fill out their FAFSA by May 1st each year for the upcoming Fall term. If you don’t apply by May 1st, your application will still be processed and you will be considered for whatever funding we still have available.

The SFCC scholarship application for the upcoming academic year is open from mid-March through mid-May. Don’t wait! Apply early on! Call our Financial Aid Office at 505-428-1268 if you need assistance.

The Road to Success scholarship deadline is in early May each year.


Visit our Scholarships Homepage, for detailed information and links to to internal and external scholarship opportunities.

Road to Success and New Mexico Lottery Scholarships

External Scholarships

Scholarship Resources

Santa Fe Community College Scholarships


Take a look at our main Grants Page to find out about funds available to undergraduate students who have financial need and meet other requirements. Among those available:

College Affordability Grant

Federal Pell Grant Program

Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG)

New Mexico Student Incentive Grant

Pell Grant for Teacher Alternative Licensure Program


At SFCC, we work primarily with Direct Subsidized and Direct Unsubsidized loans. Discover what that means on our Loans Homepage, and get detailed information on eligibility, limits and dependency status.

More information about two of our most popular options:

Loans for Service

Parent Plus Loans

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