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Financial Aid Resources

Disbursing Procedures > Refund Policy > Academic Progress Standards > Veteran Benefits > FAFSA

Financial Aid applications are available in the Financial Aid Office. The forms can also be obtained from the Admissions Office and public libraries. An applicant will not be refused aid because of race, religion, creed, national origin, or sex. A student seeking Financial Aid must submit to Sojourner-Douglass College Financial Aid Form (FAFA). The student must provide evidence of financial need to qualify for Financial Aid. Sojourner-Douglass College offers a variety of educational assistance programs. Information and eligibility requirements for any form of Financial Aid listed below may be obtained from Sojourner-Douglass College's Financial Aid Office.

Students receiving Financial Aid must review and complete the tasks outlined here.

Disbursing Procedures

Students eligible for Financial Aid will have their aid applied directly to their student accounts after their file is completed. If the Financial Aid disbursed (paid) exceeds the tuition, the excess can be used for purchasing books and supplies in the S-DC Bookstore. After the start of classes, any Financial Aid funds, including Federal Stafford Loan, over and above tuition, fees and Bookstore charges are mailed directly to the student by S-DC check. Checks are mailed within 14 days after the credit balance is created each semester.

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Financial Aid Refund Policy

Students receiving federal Financial Aid may have to return some funds if they withdraw from school. If this occurs, student's may owe money to the College.

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Satisfactory Academic Progress Standards

Financial Aid students are required to be in good standing and to maintain satisfactory academic progress toward their degree requirements for each semester for which they are enrolled. These standards are determined by S-DC in accordance with federal regulations. For more information please click here.

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Veteran Education Benefits

Sojourner-Douglass College is approved by the Maryland Higher Education Commission to grant Veterans Benefits. To expedite this process, veterans planning to receive educational benefits while attending the College should have their separation papers (DD214) and Notice of Basic Eligibility with them upon applying for veterans benefits. Veterans wishing additional information should call the Registrar's Office at the College.

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FAFSA On The Web

Completing the FAFSA is the first step in the Financial Aid process. It will take us 7 days to process your form and send you a Student Aid Report (SAR) once we have received all required signatures. Your SAR will summarize the data you report on your application. Check this information carefully to make sure it is accurate. Keep a copy of your SAR and note your Data Release Number (DRN) in the bottom left hand corner of the first page. You will need your DRN if you decide to apply to additional schools. If your FAFSA information is complete, an Expected Family Contribution (EFC) will be printed in the upper-right hand corner. Your EFC will be based on the financial information you provide on the FAFSA, and your school will use it to award your Financial Aid.

Note important deadlines

FAFSA must receive your form no later than June 30, midnight Central Daylight time, in the ending fiscal year of the school year. For example June 30, 2007 for the 2006-2007 school year.

For additional help filling out the FAFSA, visit: http://www.fafsa.ed.gov/before001.htm.

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