STCC Financial Aid - How to Apply for Financial Aid
- If you need assistance filing the FAFSA, please click here
to see the options available.
- Each academic year, a student must complete the Free
Application for Federal Student Financial Aid (FAFSA). The
Department of Education encourages all students to apply online.
Filing online is faster and easier with prompts to guide you as
you complete the application. Please note if you do not have
Internet access you can go to the Student Success Center, Bldg.
27, 1st floor, telephone # 413-755-4715.
STCC has several options available on campus to assist you in filling
out your FAFSA. You may schedule an appointment by calling
any of the following resources:
- uAspire (Springfield Residents
Only), Garvey Hall, 2nd
- Educational Opportunity Center (EOC), Call the EOC at 413-612-0206.
- STCC Financial Aid Office, Building 15, Room 205
- If you file electronically, you must apply for a PIN number
in order to sign the application electronically. This may be completed
Once PIN numbers are received electronically, you may file the FAFSA.
FAFSA must be completed electronically at
The FAFSA collects information about your (and your parents, if
applicable) income, assets, house hold size and based on a standardized
formula, calculates what your family can reasonably contribute towards
your education. In order for Springfield Technical Community to
receive a copy of this information, you must include the STCC Federal
School Code # 005549 on the application.
- So that we may better serve you, please complete the
FAFSA application by the priority date of May 1 and submit all
documentation to the Financial Aid Office.
- Notification of your processed application will be mailed to
you directly from the US Department of Education. You will be notified
by email if you provided an email address. The Student Aid Report
(SAR) is a summary of the information on your application and includes
the calculated EFC (Expected Family Contribution). The Department
also performs certain edit checks to ensure your eligibility. Please
refer to the section entitled ELIGIBILITY
REQUIREMENTS to view necessary requirements. All institutions
listed on the FAFSA will receive an electronic copy of the SAR.
- When the STCC Financial Aid Office receives an electronic copy
of the processed Student Aid Report (ISIR), we will contact you
by mail to
complete the financial aid process. The Financial Aid Office reviews
the ISIR to make sure the information reported is accurate. You may
be required to verify the information reported or make corrections
if the information is inaccurate or incomplete. You must also be
accepted into a degree or approved certificate program and taking
courses to complete your graduation requirements. As part of the
awarding process, the Financial Aid Office is required to make sure
you meet all of the eligibility requirements. If you do not meet
these requirements, we cannot offer you financial assistance. Please
refer to the section ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENTS
for detailed information.
- The STCC Financial Aid Office begins the notification process
in June. If your application is received by the priority deadline,
your file is complete and accurate, and you meet all the eligibility
requirements, you should be able to view your award letter via Web
advisor account during the summer. The Financial Aid Award
Letter indicates the type and amount of aid offered. These
awards are based on full-time enrollment (12 or more credits); your
aid will be adjusted after the last day for students to make
changes to their Fall schedule and drop classes without
financial penalty to reflect the actual
number of enrolled credits. Audited classes and Challenge
Exams are not covered by financial aid.
- The Financial Aid Office will notify the Office of Student Accounts
that you have been awarded financial aid. If you are awarded financial
aid before the semester begins, and have financial aid in excess
of your tuition and fees, you may be
eligible to have an account set up in the College Bookstore.
Eligible students will be mailed a Bookstore Voucher before the