State Financial Aid

In addition to federal student aid, there are state aid programs available.

The passage of the California Dream Act of 2011 extended eligibility for certain types of institutional and state aid to students who meet AB540 criteria but are without a valid immigration status. SCI-Arc and the Office of Financial Aid are highly committed to the success of our Dream Act-eligible students, and are proud of those who have been selected to join our campus.

As you consider the value of a SCI-Arc education, be sure to visit the California Student Aid Commission’s website, as it contains useful information on the types of funding and resources that are available to you.

Students who are able to apply for financial aid through the Dream Act application will have their eligibility reviewed for Cal Grants and the State University Grant. In order to be considered for California state financial aid, you must complete the 2016-17 California Dream Act application. To be considered for priority financial aid, make sure you file the application by March 2, 2016.

Complete the Cal Grant GPA Verification (the school-certified GPA must be received by CSAC no later than March 2, 2016).

Students who received their social security number through Deferred Action for Childhood Arrival (DACA) should complete a California Dream Act application to be considered for financial aid.

When completing the application, make sure to indicate that you will be applying to SCI-Arc; our school code is 014073. The application requests data from the 2015 federal income tax returns. If these returns are not completed by our priority deadline, you should report estimated tax figures on your application. After your application has been processed and tax returns have been filed, you will have the opportunity to correct your estimates.