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A college education is one of the most important investments anyone can make. Schoolcraft College understands that students often need help to finance their education. Financial aid programs can provide students with options that may assist them in meeting educational expenses and achieving their educational goals.

NEW! Important Information: 

Spring and Summer have recently been combined into one Spring/Summer 2018 semester which now uses the 2017/18 FAFSA.

Spring and Spring/Summer refunds start going out 6/15/18 by direct deposit or 6/19/18 by mail. Students taking both Spring and Summer classes who receive a financial aid refund will need to use your refund to purchase books for your Summer courses. As your aid awarded for the Spring and Summer will be refunded to you, your account will no longer show additional aid to use at the bookstore. If you still need books for your Summer classes, you will need to use your refund that is sent to you to make those purchases.

Please note: Students that are enrolled in Summer courses only can use their additional financial aid at the bookstore from 6/18/18 - 7/23/18. If you have a Direct Student Loan, go to Financial Aid Loans and click on Loan Dates to see the loan refund dates.

Next Steps

There are two types of financial assistance: need-based and non-need-based aid.

Need-based aid uses a formula to determine a family’s financial strength and eligibility for a program.

Non-need-based aid does not consider financial strength but may take into consideration other factors such as grade-point average.


It is important to note that along with the benefits that financial aid offers, there are rights and responsibilities for the recipients. Be sure to familiarize yourself with the basic rights and responsibilities of financial aid as well as those that are specific to any type of aid you receive.

Financial Aid Refunds

Financial Aid refunds will begin to be released for:

Semester   Beginning Release Date         
Spring 2018   June 15                                      
Summer 2018   August 10                                      
Fall 2018   October 5
Winter 2019   February 22

Please Note: These dates are subject to change. Any change will be reflected here and on WebAdvisor.



*Our primary source of communication is via your SCmail account. Be sure to monitor your SCmail and your WebAdvisor account regularly for any updates regarding your financial aid status.