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 Pipeline account regularly for any information regarding your SBCC financial aid. 

*** The SBCC campus is closed due to the Coronavirus Pandemic.  In-person, on-campus services and operations are suspended from March 16 through March 29. While classes are moving online, we in the Financial Aid Office are working to make our services available to you.  We know this will cause inconveniences for many students and we appreciate your patience as we work through this difficult time.  

During this time, the financial aid staff will be working remotely and answering your financial aid questions (Monday - Friday: 8 am - 4 pm) via email.  If you have questions regarding your 2019 - 2020 Academic Year Financial Aid, please send email inquiry from your SBCC Pipeline email address to your financial aid advisor. You can find your advisor's contact by visiting our Contacts webpage.   All responses will be sent to your SBCC Pipeline email address.  Please include your SBCC K#, your full name and detail of your inquiry.  This allows us to verify, research your question(s) and promptly respond to your email.  

HOW TO TURN IN DOCUMENTS:  If your application is incomplete and you need to turn a document into the financial aid office, you may do so by clicking here.  This will take you to a Pipeline login with the SBCC logo. You will need to enter your SBCC Pipeline email, first name and last name.  Ignore the company box

Once you click continue, the next page will ask you to either drag a document into the space provided, or you can choose to look for the document by clicking the 'Browse files' link. You will then just need to select the document that you want to submit.  If you have several documents, you will need to repeat this process for each document.
Once documents are selected, you need to click the 'Upload' button on the bottom left of the page. After you click the button, you will receive an email letting you know they have uploaded a file to ShareFile.
Be sure to complete your documents carefully.  Incomplete documents will have to be returned to you. If a signature is required, you must print the document, hand sign it, and reload it to the shared file.  PDF is preferred.

Financial Aid checks are still being processed and sent to students via direct deposit (if you have selected this option) or by the U. S. Postal Service.

Please keep yourself safe and know we are doing our best to help you through this difficult time. ***

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