SSC must have an official high school or HSE transcript on file for those who plan to use Financial Aid. In order for a transcript to be deemed “official” it must be received in a sealed envelope and include the school seal and graduation date. A current state issued photo ID is needed for proof of residency. Contact Admissions at (708) 210-5718 (se habla Español) for more information or to schedule a tour.
Three Tips To Make The Financial Aid Process Go More Smoothly
- Fill out a South Suburban College application for admission.
- Bring in an official copy of your High School transcripts or High School Equivalency (HSE) scores.
- Fill out a free Application for Federal Student Aid online, or pick up a copy, fill it out, and return it to our Financial Aid Office along with copies of your and your parents most recent tax returns.
Financial Aid Information Sessions
The Office of Financial Aid now has information sessions available Monday through Thursday in the Financial Aid office on the second floor of the Main Campus at the following times:
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To schedule your appointment, call (708) 596-2000, ext 2242. Walk-ins are welcome! Se habla Español.
- Completion Rate Requirement – To receive and maintain eligibility for financial aid, a student must complete at least 66-2/3 percent of hours attempted.
- Grade Point Average Requirement – To be eligible for financial assistance a student must maintain a 2.0 cumulative grade point average. This grade point average standard is an academic measure of a student’s progress toward completion of a particular program. Federal regulations require the College to take into account a student’s academic performance throughout their course of study, regardless of whether the student received financial aid.
- Maximum Time Frame Requirement – Students may receive financial aid until they have attempted 90 semester hours of credit from the College. The exception will be those degree programs that require at least 70 credit hours to graduate. In these cases, financial aid will be granted up to 105 credit hours attempted.
- Academic Forgiveness – All attempted hours are included in the satisfactory progress calculation.
To ensure the quality and integrity of the financial aid program at South Suburban College, satisfactory progress will be evaluated at the completion of each academic semester. Summer coursework, if applicable, will also be considered. Policy guidelines will begin once a student has attempted a minimum of six credit hours.
A strict appeal process will be enforced for evaluating students who cannot reach the minimum qualifications needed to remain in good standing with the College’s academic guidelines along with federal regulations. Student financial aid appeals shall be considered on a case by case basis, with mitigating circumstances adequately documented. Mitigating circumstances, such as illness or a family catastrophe that may have caused non-compliance can be reviewed by the Financial Aid Appeals Committee for a possible one semester extension, if fully documented. This appeal must be made in writing and must include documentation such as medical bills, insurance claims, etc. The semester extension will not be granted without the written approval of the majority of the committee. All decisions of the Committee are final.
A Financial Aid staff person shall serve as a non-voting resource person at all meetings.
If a student’s appeal is granted, federal guidelines require that the student has an academic plan so that the student can regain satisfactory standing. South Suburban’s academic plan for students on appeal is that the student completes, without failing or withdrawing, 100% of classes taken and earn a 2.0 G.P.A. or higher thereafter. Students who are granted an appeal must sign the academic plan. At the end of each semester, academic progress will be re-evaluated to make certain students are meeting the criteria of the academic plan. If criteria are not met financial aid will be denied.
- Students will be allowed to purchase books in the Bookstore starting Monday, May 15, 2017.
- Purchases will be accepted until the close of business on Thursday, June 13, 2017.
- Students may buy any required books, recommended books, and educational supplies.
- ALL PURCHASES MUST BE MADE BY THE DEADLINE DATE.
Students making purchases in the Bookstore will be required to have a College ID. IDs can be obtained in the Office of Student Life & Leadership (on the 2nd floor across from the Registration Office).