Paying for SUNY SCCC

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How much does SUNY SCCC cost?

It depends on your program of study. Please review our tuition and fees.

There are ways to help you pay for SUNY SCCC.

We know that figuring out how to pay for college can be difficult and confusing at times. To help us determine the best way to help you fund your education, we encourage you to apply for financial aid―even if you think you won’t qualify for much assistance.

As a student at SUNY Schenectady County Community College, you may be eligible for:

  • Federal grants (financial aid that doesn’t have to be repaid)
  • State grants (financial aid that doesn't have to be repaid)
  • Scholarships and awards (financial aid that doesn't have to be repaid)
  • Federal work study (part-time employment to earn money for education)
  • Loans (borrowed money that must be repaid with interest)

FAQ

Q: Where can I learn more about Financial Aid options (loans and grants, or the FAFSA process)?
A: Please visit our Financial Aid page.

Q: Does SUNY SCCC offer scholarships?
A: Yes! Please visit the College’s Scholarship page. You are strongly encouraged to apply for a scholarship at SUNY SCCC. Many scholarships aren’t awarded, because students haven’t applied for them!

Q: Can I set up a payment plan?
A: Yes! If you’re interested in setting up a payment plan with the College (paying for your courses over a specific time frame) please visit our Payment Plans page.

Q: I need a financial aid forms. Where can I find them?
A: First check the Financial Aid Forms page. If you can't find what you need there, contact the Financial Aid Office at 518-381-1352 or fa@sunysccc.edu.

Q: I would like to know when financial aid will be disbursed or how I can get a refund.
A: Please check the Disbursements and Refunds page.

Financial Literacy

Applying for and understanding how to pay for college now is essential as you embark on your college journey―but achieving financial literacy can’t wait until you graduate.

We offer a free resource that can walk you through everything you need to know about financial literacy. SUNY Smart Track Financial Avenue is an online learning environment that empowers students for a lifetime of financial success. The interactive financial aid literacy tools can assist students to achieve smart money management skills. Courses and modules cover topics that include budgeting, credit cards, identify theft, paying for college, banking, debt, working in college, and savings.