STCC Financial Aid - How to Apply for Financial Aid
here for Helpful Hints on filing your Free Application for
Federal Student Financial Aid (FAFSA.)
- Each academic year, a student must complete the 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
- STCC Financial Aid Office, Building 15, Room 205,
- When filing your FAFSA electronically, you will need a FSA
ID to sign the application electronically. You may create a FSA
https://fsaid.ed.gov/npas/index.htm. To complete your FAFSA
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.
- 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 at time of disbursement 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 receive a book voucher to be used at the College Bookstore.
Eligible students will be notified by mail and email when a
voucher is available. For more information on Book vouchers