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Solano Community College

Solano Community College
4000 Suisun Valley Road
Fairfield, CA 94534

Official telephone: (707) 864-7000
Fax number: (707) 864-7175
Screen last updated on: February 2024

The financial aid information below is valid for the 2023 academic year.

Undergraduate tuition: $1,104; $9,096 out-of-state


Required form Priority date Rolling? Closing date
FAFSAMarch 2noN/A

Date award notification begins: July 5
School participates in Federal Work-Study Program: yes

Need-based scholarships/grants available:
  • need-based (general)
  • Federal Pell Grants
  • SEOG
  • state scholarships/grants
  • college/university scholarships/grants (institutional funds)
  • private scholarships/grants
  • Board of Governors fee waivers, Bureau of Indian Affairs Grants


Financial Aid Programs and Eligibility

Important Dates

FREE Financial Aid Application Workshops
On Campus: July, Aug, Sept
Off Campus - Vallejo: 7/25/07, 8/1/07
Off Campus - Vacaville: 7/24/07, 7/31/07

Financial Aid Staff will be available to assist current and prospective students with completing “FAFSA on the Web” and Fee Waiver applications.
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Financial Aid Office

Introduction: There are three basic types of financial aid:

  • Grants - Awards that a student does not have to repay.
  • Federal  Work-Study - Part-time work earned monthly.
  • Loans - Money that a student can borrow and must repay with interest.

photo, Free Application for Federal Student Aid(FAFSA)

How to Apply for Financial Aid:  All students are encouraged to apply for the array of Federal and State Financial Aid programs offered at Solano Community College.  By completing the Free Application For Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) or Renewal FAFSA, students will automatically be considered for most federal and state programs.

The FAFSA is typically available in December of each year and should be completed and mailed to the United States Department of Education processing center between January 1 and no later than the Solano Community College priority filing date of March 2.  Students must reapply each year.

After applying, each student will be mailed a Student Aid Report from the United States Department of Education.  This should be taken to the Office of Financial Aid where the staff will follow-up with applicants if other documents will be required by the U.S. Department of Education to establish award eligibility.  Therefore, students should be prepared to provide copies of federal income tax returns and/or verification of untaxed income received.

Special Note on Financial Aid Eligibility

All applicants must be a U.S. citizen or eligible non-citizen.

Students attending both high school and Solano Community College are not eligible to receive Financial Aid.

Because the U.S. Department of Education requires a degree or certificate program to be at least six months in length, students in Fire Technology (formally known as Fire Science Academy), Emergency Medical Technician, Special Manicuring Program, and Esthetics Program do not qualify for federal student aid.

All applicants who do not have a high school diploma, a GED, or who have not passed the high school proficiency test must pass the SCC Ability to Benefit (ATB) test.

Students under the age of 18 who possess a high school diploma, GED, or who have passed the high school proficiency test will be required to meet with the Dean of Special Services and the Dean of Counseling.

All male students 18 years or older must be registered with the selective service or must be on  active duty to satisfy this requirement.

Continuation on financial aid programs is based on financial eligibility and the student maintaining satisfactory academic progress. Students not meeting the academic standard will lose their eligibility until they meet the academic conditions required.

Fee Waiver Program

All California residents are encouraged to apply for a state funded Board of Governors Fee Waiver (BOGFW) to meet the California Community College mandatory enrollment fee.  By completing a one page application at least 24 hours before registration, students may be considered for one of the fee waivers as follows:

BOGFW-A:  You or your family are receiving public assistance from the Aid to Families with Dependent Children (AFDC)/Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) or Supplemental Security Income (SSI) or General Assistance/General Relief or have certification from the California Department of Veterans Affairs.

BOGFW-B:  You meet the following 2007-2008 income standards:


Family Size


2006 Income

















Each Additional Family Member

$  5,100

These standards are based upon the federal poverty guidelines as published each year by the US Department of Health and Human Services.  Under Title 5 of the California Code of Regulations, the income standards for the BOGFW program equal 150% of the federal poverty guidelines for the base year.

These standards are for the 2007-2008 academic year and are to be used to determine BOGFW-B eligibility effective July 1, 2007.

BOGFW-C:  You have completed the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA),  have "financial need" based on the Student Aid Report, and have six units.

Other federal and state financial aid programs available at Solano College include:

  • Federal Pell Grant
  • Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG)
  • Federal Work-Study (FWS)
  • Extended Opportunity Program and Services (EOPS)/Grant  - State funded
  • Federal Stafford Loan
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