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Student Financial Aid Overview

Student financial aid is available on a first-come first-serve basis to all students who apply and qualify on the basis of established need. The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is the one application that students can use to apply for all federal, state and SMCC student assistance. This includes automatic consideration for all grants, scholarships, Stafford Loans (bank loans) and on-campus student employment. FAFSA's can be obtained through the SMCC Financial Aid Office, high school guidance offices and many public libraries.

The FAFSA priority filing dates are as follows:

  • Summer Employment (on campus) - mid February
  • Returning Students - February 28
  • Entering Students - March 30

Entering students are reminded to file their FAFSA early and not to wait until they are formally accepted to an SMCC academic program. Check with the SMCC Office of Student Financial Aid for specific FAFSA dates.

During the 1999-2000 academic year, SMCC students received over $4.2 million dollars through federal, state, college, and private funding sources. Students with questions concerning any aspect of student financial assistance, are strongly encouraged to contact the SMCC Student Financial Aid Office at (207) 741-5518.


The Registrar's Office will aid in answering questions concerning VA benefits, or referrals will be made to the Veteran's Administration in Togus, ME or Buffalo, NY. VA forms are available at the Registrar's Office. Once completed, they are submitted to the Veteran's Administration by a Certifying Official. All students that are receiving veteran's benefits, are required to stop by the Registrar's Office and sign in at the beginning of each month to verify attendance.

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