Welcome to SBCC Financial Aid

Students may apply for a variety of financial aid assistance using the FAFSA or CA Dream Act and scholarships applications.

All financial aid is disbursed directly to the student through their student account. Check your campus account regularly for any information regarding your SBCC financial aid. 

Fall 2023, Spring 2024, and Summer 2024 = 2023 - 2024 FAFSA

(No longer available after June 30, 2024)

Fall 2024, Spring 2025 and Summer 2025 = 2024 - 2025 FAFSA


2024-2025 Financial Aid Application Update

Students can begin applying for financial aid for the 2024-2025 academic year with the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and the California Dream Act Application (CADAA).

The priority deadline for the Cal Grant was April 2, 2024.

The priority deadline for the Community College Cal Grant Entitlement Award Deadline is September 2, 2024

Learn more about the 2024-2025 FAFSA Simplification. 

Contacting The Financial Aid Office

The friendly staff at the SBCC financial aid office are available to help you in a variety of ways. The national pandemic has allowed us to be creative in assisting you. We hope one of the following ways of communicating  will suit your needs.

If you need one-on-one help our Virtual Front Desk (VFD) or Face-To-Face (F2F) hours might be best for you. Click below for more information.


For quick general questions please call our office. Unfortunately, only general questions can be answered as we cannot verify your identity using this method. For in-depth questions, the VFD or F2F is your best option.

Sometimes you will need to explain in detail your financial aid question. To do this, contact your assigned financial aid advisor by clicking the Advisors button below. They will be happy to work with you via email, zoom, or phone. 

Sometimes you will be asked to submit documents to the financial aid office. You can do that here using our ShareFile or going through the campus portal and submitting documents through Verifymyfafsa. 



Take the Next Step


SBCC offers many types of financial aid.  Explore below to discover which ones you are eligible for...

Completed a financial aid application, and need to follow up?