FOUR STEPS TO FINANCIAL AID
2. EDUCATIONAL GOAL
3. ACADEMIC TRANSCRIPTS
4. DOCUMENTS REQUESTED
Apply electronically at fafsa.ed.gov
. (Before you submit a FAFSA, you should apply for a pin number.)
Make sure to add SMC's Federal ID#:001286.
Note: Both applicants and parents of dependent students need to have a pin number.
2. Make sure that you have declared an appropriate educational goal, which you can do online at www.smc.edu - go to Corsair Connect to update.
Note: Only students working toward an AA degree, a vocational certificate, or on the transfer requirements to a
4-year school are eligible to receive Federal Aid at SMC.
3. Send official transcripts DIRECTLY to the SMC Financial Aid Office from all colleges and universities that you
have attended. No student issued transcripts will be accepted even if they are in a sealed envelope.
Note: If your prior college is sending “electronic transcripts” to SMC, they should be sent directly to the
SMC Admissions Office.
Note: If SMC Admissions and Records has already received your academic transcripts you may skip this step.
4. You will receive a document request form, which will indicate what additional documents you need to submit
to the Financial Aid Office.
Note: Please be sure your address is current in the Student Self-Service System at SMC.
Students can only receive federal financial aid (grants and loans) from one college at a time.