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Choosing and Paying for College: Financial Aid & Scholarships

This guide will help you find reliable information on colleges, universities, financial aid and scholarships.

St. Louis Community College Scholarships

Explore the STLCC Foundation's database of scholarships

Students can apply for foundation scholarships directly through their campus financial aid offices. These funds are made possible by the generosity of donors to the St. Louis Community College Foundation.

Scholarships & Grant Web Sites

Reference Books in the STLCC Library Collection

Here are just a couple of directory titles available at STLCC campus libraries in the reference collection. Browse the 378.3 - 378.73 call number area for other college and financial aid directories.

Click on the subject heading Scholarships -- United States -- Directories to see a list of books and ebooks in the Library Catalog.

Search the STLCC Library Catalog

Search for books using St. Louis Community College's Catalog.

      

Catalog Search Help

Begin in the STLCC Catalog to find books in the library. The two basic methods for searching are the keyword and the subject searches. The subject search is somewhat misleading--it only searches for subjects as defined by the Library of Congress. Because most library users are not familiar with the official Library of Congress Subject Headings, it is often a good idea to begin with a keyword search. Some examples of keyword searches include

  1. college essays
  2. scholarships 

NOTE: Use the connector "and" to separate distinct concepts in your search.  Use the connector "or" to separate synonyms in your search. Use the truncation symbol * to find varient words

Results from your keyword searches will help you identify appropriate subject headings. Below are just a few examples of subject headings you will find in the STLCC Catalog.

  1. Student aid -- United States -- Directories
  2. Universities and colleges -- United States -- Directories

Financial Aid Resources: Paying for College & Dealing with Debt:

FAFSA makes changes, hoping more students will utilize funds, PBS Newshour video: Federal financial aid for college is often underutilized due to the complexity of required paperwork; however, 90% of students who do complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) enroll in school. This year (2016), the FAFSA is being streamlined in the hope of increasing participation.  The National College Access Network provides resources for Filling out FAFSA.

STLCC Financial Aid Information

St. Louis Community College provides a comprehensive financial aid program funded by federal, state and private agencies. Aid awards fall into four categories: grants, scholarships, loans and work. Most aid is awarded on the basis of financial need. However, excellent academic ability and talents are recognized through the college's and other scholarship programs. Visit the STLCC Financial Aid web page to help you understand the programs, policies and procedures pertaining to financial aid at St. Louis Community College.

Financial Aid at STLCC

Federal Financial Aid Overview

Applying for Financial Aid

FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid)

Apply for financial aid each year

Applications become available in January

Complete FAFSA online at http://www.fafsa.ed.gov

Institution will have results within 2-3 days

STLCC FAFSA School Code is 002469

 

Before applying, read this first! See:

STLCC Financial Aid - Applying for Aid

 

Steps to Financial Aid at STLCC

Students must:

–Complete (FAFSA), listing STLCC school code (002469)

–Apply for admission to the college

–Request all college transcripts

–Obtain "Regular Status"—

•Admitted as degree-seeking/certificate program in an "Eligible Program" of study

•"Eligible Program" – is one that meets requirements of instruction time and is approved by Department of Education

Financial Aid Checklist:

•Have all transcripts evaluated

•Follow up with Financial Aid Office Early (mid April)

•Register for classes

•Obtain and Activate STLCC OneCard

•Follow through with "Tracking Letter" requirements

•Submit Academic Audit and Coded registration forms

Financial Literacy in College | Financial Literacy Videos

St. Louis Community College Libraries

Florissant Valley Campus Library
3400 Pershall Rd.
Ferguson, MO 63135-1408
Phone: 314-513-4514

Forest Park Campus Library
5600 Oakland
St. Louis, MO 63110-1316
Phone: 314-644-9210

Meramec Campus Library
11333 Big Bend Road
St. Louis, MO 63122-5720
Phone: 314-984-7797

Wildwood Campus Library
2645 Generations Drive
Wildwood, MO 63040-1168
Phone: 636-422-2000