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Summer Financial Aid

To be considered for financial aid during Summer Term 2018, you must first complete the 2017–2018 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) AND register for summer classes. If you completed this application previously, please check Web Advisor at to determine your financial aid status for Summer Term 2018. Please note: It will take 7–10 business days AFTER you register for summer classes BEFORE you will be notified of your financial aid eligibility.

If you have not completed the 2017–2018 FAFSA, please apply online at You will need an FSA ID and password to complete the application online. To request a FSA ID, go to Parents also can request a FSA ID for themselves at the same site.

A few important details to consider:

  • Be sure to complete the 2017–2018 FAFSA for summer and not the 2018–2019 FAFSA. The Summer term is considered part of the current academic year whereas the Fall 2018 semester is the first term associated with the 2018–2019 academic year.
  • Beginning with the Summer 2018 term, students can receive 150% of their annual Federal Pell Grant award. This means that a student can attend full-time during the fall, spring and summer and still receive their full-time Federal Pell Grant award. Previously students that attended full-time in fall and spring did not qualify for the Federal Pell Grant in the summer.
  • Be sure to use Sinclair's code—003119—on the application so the college can receive the results.
  • Be sure to sign the FAFSA application, certifying that all federal financial aid money will be used only for expenses related to study at Sinclair Community College.
  • Apply as early as possible. Processing can take several weeks for students selected for verification.

You may receive an email asking you to provide verification documents. Sinclair will not be able to award any federal aid until all the requested documentation has been verified.

Verification Process

Federal verification is a process whereby institutions are required to check the accuracy of information provided on a student's FAFSA in an effort to assure federal aid is distributed to those who are eligible. Approximately 40% of FAFSA applications are selected by the federal processor for verification each year.

Schools may be required to verify all or any of the following criteria:

  • Household size (number of people in your household);
  • Number enrolled in college (number of household members attending a post-secondary educational institution at least half time);
  • Adjusted Gross Income (AGI);
  • Income earned from work if the income is below the minimum required for filing a federal tax return;
  • U.S. Income Tax paid for the base year;
  • Certain untaxed income and benefits for the base year, such as:
    • Education credits;
    • Untaxed portions of IRA distributions;
    • Untaxed portions of pensions;
    • IRA deductions and payments;
    • Tax exempt interest income;
    • Payments to tax-deferred pension and savings;
    • Child support received;
    • Housing, food and other living allowances paid to members of the military, clergy and others;
    • Veterans non-educational benefits;
    • Other untaxed income; or
    • Money received or paid on the applicant's behalf;
  • Child support paid for the base year;
  • Receipt of food stamps/Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits for base and prior year;
  • High school completion status; or
  • Identity/Statement of Educational Purpose.

Sinclair may select FAFSA items for verification beyond the items required by the U.S. Department of Education (ED).

Sinclair College students selected for verification will be notified via their email of the required documents. All requested documentation should be submitted in a timely manner: by mail to Sinclair Community College, Financial Aid & Scholarships office, 444 W. Third St., Building 11, 3rd Floor, Dayton, OH 45402-1460, by email to or to any regional location.

Additional forms required for the verification process are available in the Financial Aid & Scholarships office, Building 11, 3rd Floor, or they can be accessed from the college website on the Financial Aid forms page.

Some scholarships may require an additional application. Scholarship applications are available online or in the Financial Aid office. For more details, visit the scholarships page.

Results of Financial Aid Application

Notification: Within 7 to 10 business days of registering for summer classes, the Financial Aid & Scholarships office will notify you of financial aid eligibility via your email account. The email will instruct you to review your financial aid awards on Web Advisor.

The following award types must be accepted on Web Advisor before funds will be available for tuition, fees and/or books:

  • Federal Direct Subsidized Loan
  • Federal Direct Unsubsidized Loan

If you are selected to receive federal loans, you will receive a Notice of Disclosure from the U.S. Department of Education Direct Loan Servicing Center. If you accept a loan, you will receive an additional email at your account about loan steps to complete in order to receive loan money.

Payment of Aid

All financial aid will show as pending aid on the fee bill until 10 days before the start of the term. At that time, scholarships and grants will be applied toward tuition and fees, as well as Bookstore charges. If you are registered for courses in B, C and/or D terms only, federal aid will not be applied to your student account until after the start of that first shorter term.

IMPORTANT: Your email account is the primary way the Financial Aid & Scholarships office will communicate with you. Please check your email frequently (weekly at a minimum) to ensure that you receive important updates and communications as quickly as possible.