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 my.sinclair.edu 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 www.fafsa.ed.gov. You will need an FSA ID and password to complete the application online. To request a FSA ID, go to www.fsaid.ed.gov. Parents also can request a FSA ID for themselves at the same site.
A few important details to consider:
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.
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:
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 my.sinclair.edu 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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
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 my.sinclair.edu 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:
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 my.sinclair.edu account about loan steps to complete in order to receive loan money.
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 my.sinclair.edu 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.