Checklist

 
Our goal Financial Aid is to help fund your future in the best way possible. In order to receive a financial aid award letter, you must complete/submit all of the required forms and information requested from you.
 
 SCI-Arc Prospective Students
  • Please make sure that you click on the checklist that applies to you and submit/complete all of the REQUIRED information.
 
SCI-Arc Continuing Students MUST complete the following
  •  Renew the FAFSA every academic year
  • Complete the SCI-Arc Financial Aid REQUIRED forms
  • U.S Citizens and Permanent Residents ONLY!
  • If you were born after January 1, 1994, are not married and don't have dependents please complete this form.
  • You are considered a Dependent Student, and you must provide parental information.
 
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  • U.S Citizen's and Permanent Residents ONLY !
  • If you were born before January 1, 1991, married or have dependents please complete this form.
  • You are considered an Independent student, parental information is not required.
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Cal Grant GPA Requirement

Filing for the March 2, 2018 Cal Grant Award Deadline
 
To be considered for a Cal Grant award, you must complete both of these requirements: First, a 2018-2019 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) must be completed with the Federal processor at www.fafsa.ed.gov must be completed at http://www.csac.ca.gov/dream_act.asp by the March 2, 2018 deadline. Second, you must ensure that a certified Grade Point Average (GPA) is submitted to the California Student Aid Commission (Commission) by March 2*, 2018.
 
Cal Grant GPAs will be accepted only if certified by a school electronically or on the paper GPA Verification form. No transcripts are accepted. The fastest and most secure way for a student to submit a Cal Grant GPA is to have their school electronically upload the GPA directly to the Commission’s system. Please ask your school to submit your GPA electronically to the Commission by the March 2, 2018* filing deadline.
 
Please allow approximately 6-8 weeks for a paper GPA verification form to be processed.
 
Please note: The Commission will not process any GPAs that may have been submitted in prior years. In order for a student to be considered for a 2018-2019 Cal Grant award, a new GPA form must be received by the Commission by the stated deadline.
 
 
The link above will give you an idea of the steps you MUST complete.
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Cal Grant GPA Verification Form

  • Please download the GPA Verification form and submit it to the Financial Aid Office.
  • High School Students submit this form to your guidance counselor
  • AP/Transfer students please submit this form to your current school
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Fifth Year Benefits

Complete this form only if:
  •    You have previously received the Cal Grant and will be attending your 5th year at SCI-Arc
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1. SCI-Arc Financial Aid Application

  • This is the Financial Aid Application for US CITIZENS and PERMANENT RESIDENT Students ONLY! 
  • International Students need to download the forms from the International Student section.
Who should complete the 2019-2020 SCI-Arc Financial Aid Application?
  •  SCI-Arc Continuing students, who are US citizens or Permanent Residents
  •  SCI-Arc prospective students, who are US citizens or Permanent Residents
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2. Dependent Verification Worksheet

Dependent Student
If you’re a dependent student , you will report your and your parents’ information on your FAFSA (www.fafsa.ed.gov ) and Verification worksheet.
Who should complete the 2019-2020 Dependent Verification Worksheet?
  • New and continuing students who would like to receive Financial Aid for the 2016-2017 academic year.

What is the 2019-2020 Dependent Student Verification Worksheet?

  • This federal document helps to compare and supplement the information you have provided on the FAFSA.  
  • You are considered a Dependent Student, you must provide parental information.
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3. Independent Verification Worksheet

Independent Student
If you’re an independent student, you will report your own information (and, if you’re married, your spouse’s) 
 
An independent student is one of the following: at least 24 years old, married, a graduate or professional student, a veteran, a member of the armed forces, an orphan, a ward of the court, or someone with legal dependents other than a spouse, an emancipated minor or someone who is homeless or at risk of becoming homeless. Get additional information to determine your dependency status
 

Who Should complete the 2019-2020 Independent Student Verification Worksheet?

  • SCI-Arc Continuing students, who are US citizens or Permanent Residents
  • SCI-Arc perspective students, who are US citizens or Permanent Residents

What is the 2019-2020 Independent Student Verification Worksheet?

  • This federal document helps to compare and supplement the information you have provided on the FAFSA. 
  • You are considered an Independent student, parental information is not required.
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4. Certification and Acknowledgements Form

  • This page requires you to initial several paragraphs or statements including Selective Service, Anti-Drug Abuse Act, use of federal funds, etc.
  • Please do not mark with and 'X' as the form will be returned to you.
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5. Satisfactory Academic Progress Form

  • If you accept any federal financial aid (grants or loans), you must follow the federal and institutional standards listed in this attachment.
  • You will be required to initial and sign that you understand your rights and responsibilities. 
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6. Student Non-Filing Form

  • STUDENTS:  Please use this form only if you did not (or will not) file taxes in 2017.  You MUST include any loans or money from parents that you used for living expenses.
  • A W-2 is required if you worked.
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7. Parent Non-Filing Form

  • This form is for the parent who did not work or will not be filing taxes for 2017.  Please enter the amount of monetary support you received to help you and your family supported yourselves throughout the year.
  • PLEASE NOTE THAT $0 SHOULD NOT BE THE AMOUNT ON THE FORM. MAKE SURE THE AMOUNT THAT WAS USED TO SUPPORT YOURSELF IS PLACED ON THE NON-FILING STATEMENT.
  • A w -2 is REQUIRED if the parent did not work.
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8. 4506-T

 

If you cannot use the IRS Data Retrieval tool on your FAFSA please complete the 4506-T and submit it to the Financial Aid office. We will fax the form to the IRS and a tax transcript will be sent directly to SCI-Arc's Financial Aid office. 

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9. In School Deferment Form

  • If you have borrowed using an education loan at a previous college and if you need an in-school deferment, download a copy, fill out the top portion and sign. Give the form to the Registrar along with the fax number of the lender. 

NOTE TO APPLICANTS: This form is only for students who are enrolled in SCI-Arc.  Please present this only AFTER YOU HAVE STARTED YOUR SEMESTER HERE.
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How to complete the Student Loan Process

Once you have been accepted to SCI-Arc you will received an award letter, if you are interested in applying for the Stafford and the Grad PLUS loan please follow these steps:

1.       Log into www.studentloans.gov (Note you will need your FSA ID which was used to complete your FAFSA.

2.       Click on Complete Entrance Counseling (New students will have to complete this the First year)

3.       Click on Complete Master Promissory Note - Select Master Promissory Note for the Stafford loan.

a.       Our school is listed as "THE" Southern California Institute of Architecture.

4.       Click on Complete Master Promissory Note - Select Master Promissory Note for the PLUS loan

5.       Request PLUS loan- Select Parent PLUS loan. (This will be a credit check)


 
 
   This link above will lead you to our Preferred Lender List. 
   We have compiled a list of private loan lenders who have the best quality of products and services.
 
NOTE:  If you wish to use another lender who is not on our list, you have the right to do so.
 

Loan Brochures

This section contains various brochures to help explain the different loans available to SCI-Arc students' and their families.
Title Description File type
  • This brochure will help you understand more about private loans and what you should watch out for.  
  • If you have exhausted all of the government loans a Private loan should be used as a last resource. 
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   Please view the brochure for additional information on the Stafford loans for Undergraduate Students. 
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