Financial Aid

Your Guide To Pay For College!

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.


Eligibility of Students Without a High School Diploma.
If you are enrolling in higher education for the first time on or after July 1, 2012, in order to be eligible for federal student aid, you must have either a high school diploma or a recognized equivalent (such as a General Educational Development certificate (GED) or have been home schooled).

You will no longer have the option of becoming eligible for federal student aid by passing an approved test or completing at least six credit hours or 225 clock hours of postsecondary education.

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.