Purpose of Financial Aid

Financial Aid

December 4, 2015:  Spring 2016 Deadline for Applying for Financial Aid

  • Completed FAFSA form must be on file with the Financial Aid Office (FAO) by the deadline.
  • Any additional required documents, including verification forms and IRS tax return transcripts/W2s, must be received in the FAO by the deadline.
  • Applications and/or forms received after the deadline will continue to be processed; however, the FAO cannot guarantee they will be reviewed prior to the payment due date or beginning of the semester.

The primary purpose of financial aid is to provide financial resources to students who are otherwise unable to pursue post-secondary education. The Sandhills Community College Financial Aid Office will make every effort to meet the demonstrated needs of the students in an ethical and consistent manner.

Though it is felt that the primary responsibility for financing post-secondary education rests with the student and his/her family, every effort is made to provide necessary supplemental funding to ensure that no student is denied the opportunity to attend Sandhills Community College because of financial limitations.

Strict confidentiality is maintained in regard to all aspects of financial aid.

Requirements for Financial Aid

Financial Aid Application Steps

Financial Aid Programs

Student Rights and Responsibilities

Amount of Aid

Education Tax Credits


Distance Learning


Sandhills Community College is committed to the elimination of all discrimination based on race, color, national origin, religion, sex, age, or handicap. The college seeks to comply with all federal, state, and local statutes, regulations, and orders, including those that promote equal opportunity for students, employees, and applicants.

The provisions of the information on our web site are not to be regarded as an irrevocable contract between the student and Sandhills Community College. The college reserves the right to change any provision or requirement at any time within the student's term of enrollment, or to add or withdraw course offerings. The college further reserves the right, at any time, to request that a student withdraw when such action is considered to be in the best interest of the institution. This information is subject to change without prior notification pending federal legislation. The Financial Aid Office at Sandhills Community College administers the various Title IV financial aid programs under the policies established by the college and guidelines provided by the US Department of Education.


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