Sep 17, 2019  
2018-2019 Catalog 
    
2018-2019 Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Financial Information


Financial Aid Important Dates/Deadlines

On or after October 1, 2017 - Complete your FAFSA at www.studentaid.ed.gov/sa/fafsa for the 2018-2019 academic year.
March 15, 2018 - Priority “on time” deadline for maximum funding 2018-2019.
June 30, 2018 - Federal processor must receive online FAFSA for the 2018-2019 academic year by midnight Central Daylight Time.
July 15, 2018 - File must be complete and verified for the 2018-2019 academic year (or 10 days prior to your last day of enrollment, whichever is earlier).
August 8, 2018 - SF must receive your Student Aid Report for the 2018-2019 academic year (or by the last day of enrollment, whichever is earlier).

On or after October 1, 2018 - Complete your FAFSA at www.studentaid.ed.gov/sa/fafsa for the 2019-2020 academic year.
March 15, 2019 - Priority “on time” deadline for maximum funding 2019-2020.
June 30, 2019 - Federal processor must receive online FAFSA for the 2019-2020 academic year by midnight Central Daylight Time.

NOTE: Fees are current at the time of publication and are subject to change pending approval of the Florida Legislature.

Tuition and Related Fees

Fee Structure Effective Fall 2018

Credit Courses Lower Division

Florida Residents Non-Florida Residents
Tuition $77.98 Tuition $77.98
    Non-Resident Tuition 231.12
Capital Improvement Fee 8.66 Capital Improvement 31.67
Student Financial Aid Fee 3.83 Financial Aid 15.33
Student Activities Fee* 7.80 Student Activities* 7.80
Technology Fee** 3.50 Technology** 14.00
Subtotal $101.77 Subtotal $377.90
Access Fee** 2.00 Access Fee** 2.00
Transportation Fee** 3.00 Transportation Fee** 3.00
Total per Credit Hour $106.77 Total per Credit Hour $382.90

*Not covered by the Florida Prepaid Program (except “Local Plan”).
**Not covered by any Florida Prepaid Program or any fee waivers. 

Returned payment fee: $25.00

Clock Hour Courses (per semester hour equivalent)

Florida Resident Non-Florida Resident
Tuition $68.40 Tuition $68.40
    Non-Resident Tuition 204.60
Technology Fee** 3.00 Technology Fee** 12.90
Subtotal 71.40 Subtotal 285.90
Access Fee** 1.80 Access Fee** 1.80
Transportation Fee** 3.00 Transportation Fee** 3.00
Total $76.30 Total $290.70

Adult Education and Vocational Preparatory Block Tuition

Florida Resident Non-Florida Resident
Tuition per Term $30.00 Tuition Per Term $30.00

Credit Courses-Upper Division

Florida Residents Non-Florida Residents
Tuition $91.79 Tuition $91.79
    Non-Resident Tuition 275.00
Capital Improvement Fee 11.18 Capital Improvement Fee 11.18
Student Financial Aid Fee 4.59 Student Financial Aid Fee 18.34
Student Activities Fee* 9.18 Student Activities Fee* 9.18
Technology Fee** 4.59 Technology Fee** 18.34
Subtotal $121.33 Subtotal $423.83
Access Fee** 2.00 Access Fee** 2.00
Transportation Fee** 3.00 Transportation Fee** 3.00
Total per Credit Hour $126.33 Total per Credit Hour $428.83


*Not covered by the Florida Prepaid Program (except “Local Plan”).
**Not covered by any Florida Prepaid Program or any fee waivers.

Financial Aid

Financial aid is money provided to assist you in meeting college costs. Federal, state, and Institutional funding are three sources of financial aid. Funding can also come from private sources such as private scholarships offered by various outside organizations. Different types of financial aid include grants, scholarships, work-study and loans. You may owe a repayment of Federal Student Aid if you withdraw from the college, stop attending, or fail all classes within the term. You may view the entire federal repayment policy on the Santa Fe College website. We strongly recommend checking with the Financial Aid office in R-122 before withdrawing from a class.

Who Should Apply?

To determine eligibility, all students are encouraged to apply for financial aid. Most financial aid programs require “financial need” and are based on family income. The US Department of Education determines the formula and criteria that is used to calculate the amount of financial aid for which you are eligible. In addition to need, you must meet the following criteria:

  • You must be accepted as degree-seeking in an AA degree or AS career program, or certificate-seeking in a financial aid eligible vocational training program. At Santa Fe College, this means that you have an admission / catalog year for your program. Students who are “Pending” in a program are not yet fully accepted.
  • You must be a U.S. Citizen, national or eligible non-citizen.
  • You must not be in default on a prior student loan.
  • You must be registered for Selective Service, if required.
  • You must have a valid high school diploma or equivalent such as a GED certificate.
  • You must be meeting standards of Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP).

If you are unsure about qualifying for financial aid, you are still encouraged to apply using the FASFA at https://studentaid.ed.gov/sa/fafsa You can find out more about basic financial aid eligibility at www.studentaid.ed.gov/eligibility/basic-criteria.

Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP)

Standards of Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) for Financial Aid Eligibility Federal regulations (34 CFR 668.34) require a student to move toward the completion of a degree or certificate within an eligible program when receiving financial aid. Specific requirements for academic progress for financial aid recipients are applied differently than college Academic Standards, Warning, Probation and Suspension. Federal regulations state that Satisfactory Academic Progress Standards must include a review of all periods of enrollment, regardless of whether or not aid was received. The student must meet all the minimum standards in order to receive financial aid.

Students must meet the following criteria:

  • Complete 67% of all credits attempted.
  • Maintain a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0.
  • Complete their program of study within 150% timeframe of their degree or eligible certificate program. For example, if a program is 60 credit hours then the student must complete all required coursework within 90 hours.
  • Students who have zero credits hours completed for any funded term will be suspended if their overall GPA is below a 2.0 and/or their completion ratio is below 67 percent.
  • The initial evaluation at SF will be based on all previous institutions attended once the official transcripts are received, evaluated, and posted to the student’s record. Transfer students must have a 2.0 all college cumulative GPA and complete 67% of attempted credits accepted towards their program of study.

Note: Dropped, repeated, withdrawn, failed and liquidated coursework is considered attempted but not successfully completed for the purposes of financial aid.

Unofficial Withdrawal (Stopping/Dropping Out):

Federal regulations require a student to complete the term for which they were funded. If you have withdrawn from all of your classes, stopped attending all your classes, or did not successfully complete any of your classes (received all F’s), the College is required to calculate how much of the semester you did attend to determine how much of the aid you have “earned.” You will be required to pay back the portion of financial aid you did not earn.

When the Financial Aid Office calculates the Return to Title IV calculation we must use the last date of enrollment and/ or your last date of academic activity, as reported by your instructors, to determine how much aid you have earned. This date determines how much, if anything, you must repay if you do not successfully complete any of your courses.

Please note, you may not be required to repay your financial aid under these rules if you only drop one or two courses and remain enrolled in at least one financial aid funded course. It is only required when a student is no longer enrolled in or does not pass all courses for a particular term (A and B terms included).

NOTE: Dropped, repeated, withdrawn and liquidated coursework all count as attempts for federal Satisfactory Academic Progress requirements.

Steps to Financial Aid

Please follow the five steps below to make sure your financial aid is awarded without delay:

  1. Complete the FAFSA: You must apply for financial aid each academic year, and can apply as early as October. To apply, file your Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA at www.fafsa.ed.gov.
    • When filing your FAFSA application, keep the following in mind:
      • Use SF College School Code 001519. SF will automatically receive an electronic file with your FAFSA information that will be used to determine your financial aid.
      • If you leave your housing plans blank, you will be awarded aid based on a commuter budget.
      • If you need assistance filing the FAFSA, visit the computer lab in R-226 on the NW campus.
      • Once you file the FAFSA, you will be able to access your FASFA application using your FSA ID or federal PIN.
  2. Request proof of high school graduation or equivalent, and request all postsecondary transcripts from any and all prior institutions. Start this process as soon as possible because it may take time to receive and process transcripts.
    • Proof of high school graduation or equivalent must be submitted to the Office of Admissions.
    • If you have attended any other college or university, you must submit all official final transcripts to the Office of Admissions. This includes technical schools, out-of-state schools and even schools attended for less than a year or semester.
  3. Apply for admission to Santa Fe College
  4. Furnish all required/requested documents and transcripts to the appropriate offices.
    • You may view required documents in eSantaFe.
    • Documents other than transcripts must be turned in to the Financial Aid Office (with name and SF ID on each page) by one of the following methods:
    • An incomplete admission or financial aid file will delay your financial aid.
  5. Search for the term “Scholarships” on the Santa Fe College website, or visit the Career Resource Center in Room R-217 for information regarding scholarships.
  6. View your degree audit online before you register for classes, and make an appointment to see your academic advisor or a program advisor if you have questions about your current or desired program.
  7. Check your financial aid status in eSantaFe and read your notifications regularly in case additional information is needed.

Where to Get Help

If you have a question or need help with any part of the financial aid process, you may email us at financial.aid@sfcollege.edu, call us at 352-395-5480 or you may visit the Financial Aid Office in R-122. We are open Monday through Friday, 8:00 am - 4:30 pm.

After reviewing applicable policies and procedures, students have the right to file a complaint using appropriate protocols outlined by the college.

http://www.sfcollege.edu/financialaid/index.php?section=rights_and_responsibilities
http://www.sfcollege.edu/studentaffairs/index.php?section=student_complaint_procedures

The Federal Student Aid ID (FSA ID)

Starting 2015, the FSA ID replaced the FSA PIN as the login process for federal student websites. Existing users will be able to link their PIN information to the FSA ID. Your federal FSA ID/ PIN allows you to:

  • Access your FAFSA at www.fafsa.ed.gov.
  • Sign your FAFSA electronically or obtain a copy of your FAFSA information.
  • Complete your Federal Direct Student Loan electronic Master Promissory Note (MPN) and Entrance Counseling at www.studentloans.gov/myDirectLoan/index.action. (Required for all students who want loans).
  • Review your grant and loan history on the National Student Loan Data System (NSLDS) at www.nslds.ed.gov.
  • If you are a dependent student and one of your parents has a PIN, he or she can sign the application electronically using their PIN.

Verification

Verification is the process required by the U.S. Department of Education to check the accuracy of the information submitted on the FAFSA. Verification may occur at any time during the application or awarding process. In most cases, applicants are selected for verification by the Department of Education; however, the college may also select a student. If selected, the federal processor will notify you, and/or SF will notify you via eSantaFe. Students (and parents for dependent students) will be asked to provide additional information and documents. Verification must be completed before any funds are disbursed (paid).

Your Financial Aid Status Online

Visit eSantaFe to view the status of your file or awards received, including the amount and disbursement date of your financial aid. Notifications provide details about your eSantaFe status, and should be reviewed regularly.

Things to Know

  • If you are awarded a Federal Direct Student Loan, you must complete and Entrance Counseling and a Master Promissory Note (MPN) if you have not already done so for a prior Federal Direct Loan.
  • Many outside organizations offer scholarships to students who meet certain criteria including, but not limited to their ethnic background, professional affiliations, field of study, and/or place of residence. You can search for the term “Scholarship” at www.sfcollege.edu to find out more. If you drop or withdraw from classes, this affects your financial aid standing and ability to continue receiving financial aid. In some cases, if you drop or withdraw from all your classes, you may be required to pay financial aid money back.

Transfer Students

If you plan to transfer to SF during the year you should:

  • Have all official final transcripts sent to the Office of Admissions at SF (required).
  • Have at least a 2.0 GPA and a 67% completion rate after all official transfer course work has been evaluated.*
  • Add the SF Federal School code 001519 to the FAFSA.
  • Tell your current school about your transfer plans and request that they cancel your aid at that school.

*All transfer credits as well as attempted course work at SF will be included as attempted credit hours.

Critical Enrollment Information

Maximum eligibility for funding is based on a full-time enrollment status; however, part-time students are often eligible for financial aid. Financial aid must be calculated by determining a student’s enrollment status based only on course work applicable to the student’s degree or certificate at Santa Fe College. Enrollment status categories for funding are as follows:

  • Full-time status is 12 credit hours or more.
  • Three-quarter time status is 9 to 11 credit hours.
  • Half-time status is 6 to 8 credit hours.
  • Less than half-time status is 1 to 5 credit hours.

Students who plan to register for less than half-time enrollment status should pay close attention to the eligibility requirements. Please work with an Academic Counselor if you are uncertain about how many credit hours you can successfully complete. Note that dropped, repeated, withdrawn and liquidated coursework all count as attempts for federal Satisfactory Academic Progress requirements.

Standard Term and Mini-term Enrollment

A standard term is 16 weeks long. The standard fall term runs from August to December. The mini-term session occurs within the standard term at an accelerated pace. For example, the fall A mini-term runs from August to the middle of October, approximately eight weeks.

Your fall financial aid will be based on your projected enrollment in ALL sessions as of the end of the regular “Drop With a Refund” or “Last day to DROP with NO record and receive a refund” date OR the date the federal government processes your financial aid application, the date that your financial aid is initially calculated by SF, or the date after your program change is finalized, whichever is later. This is referred to as your “Pell Recalculation” date for determining a portion of your financial aid for the standard term, A mini-term, or B mini-term. This same financial aid awarding process will also apply to the spring and summer terms. Please see the Critical Dates listed in the catalog and/or on the website for the “Drop With a Refund” or “Last day to DROP with NO record and receive a refund” dates.

The Pell Recalculation date for students who attend only the B mini-term will be the end of the regular Drop With a Refund date for the B mini-term or their processed date, or the date that their financial aid is initially calculated by SF, whichever is later.

If your application is processed by the federal government after the Pell Recalculation date for the standard fall term, then your registration will be “calculated” at the processed date or the date that your financial aid is initially calculated by SF, whichever is later. Please plan accordingly in scheduling your courses for future terms, and for any mini-terms within the terms.

Submitting a program change after the “Drop With a Refund” date may delay payment of your financial aid and is not recommended. Program changes requested and activated before disbursement for the term may result in a recalculation of your awards. Aid may be adjusted up or down as a result of program changes, and applies to all programs and all students.

Disclaimer

The information provided here is a summary of financial aid information. You are responsible for knowing all policies and procedures outlined in the SF 2018-2019 Financial Aid Handbook.

Refunds and Financial Aid Disbursements

Santa Fe College has partnered with BankMobile to provide students with direct deposit of financial aid disbursements and refunds from SF. With BankMobile students select their disbursement preference. Disbursements may be directly deposited into the student’s personal bank account, or students may opt to open a BankMobile Account. A check will be mailed via US mail (after 11 days) if no deposit selection is made. If you have questions about a financial obligation, please contact the Cashier’s Office located in the Alan J. Robertson Administration Building, room 52. Hours: Monday - Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Deferred Fees

A fee deferment is a charge of fees with the promise to pay at the established deadline. It does not automatically pay your fees; it only delays the payment. Even if your schedule shows a $0.00 balance due that includes the deferment, the fee deferment is based on your estimated available funding and is only a temporary credit until SF receives funds on your behalf. A deferment does not relieve you of the obligation to pay.

If for any reason you do not receive your estimated funding (from financial aid, the VA or any other source), you are responsible for the tuition and fees for any classes you are enrolled in after the drop with a refund deadline. You will need to “officially” drop your classes before the deadline in order to not be responsible for tuition and fees.

You will be notified in writing that you have a fee deferment. If the total deferred fees are not paid by the deadline, you will be flagged for a financial obligation to the college with a hold on all records and will be turned over to collections.

Veterans and other persons who are eligible for fee deferments must have the deferment processed at the cashier’s window in the Robertson Administration Building by the due date. Tuition for financial aid recipients may be deferred if fees are less than or equal to the amount of projected financial aid for the term. Additional information may be found in the Financial Aid Handbook.

Student Financial Obligations

You are responsible for your financial obligations to Santa Fe College. Accordingly, if you are delinquent in satisfying any obligations, you will not be permitted to graduate, register, receive a transcript for completed course work or benefit from other regular college services.

Any student who has paid for course registration fees with a check or e-payment that is dishonored for any reason must make immediate restitution to the college. All returned payments are subject to a returned item fee. After determination by the Office for Finance that timely restitution is unlikely, the student’s registration will be canceled

Audit Fees

Any student in the college may elect to audit a college credit course at the time of registration. You may not switch from credit to audit or from audit to credit after the drop/add period. No credit is granted when the course is completed, nor can any be given at a future date. Audit students pay the same tuition fees, application fees, laboratory fees and special fees as credit students.

Additional College Credit Course Fee

An additional fee will be assessed to students enrolling in a college credit course more than two times. The additional fee to be assessed shall be equal to 100% of the full cost of instruction.

College Preparatory Course Fee

An additional fee will be assessed to students enrolling in certain College Preparatory courses more than two times. The additional fee to be assessed shall be equal to 100% of the full cost of instruction.

Credit Card Payment

(MasterCard, VISA, Discover or American Express)
Students may pay fees online. Visit www.sfcollege.edu and click on eSantaFe. Select Finances, then View and Pay Fees and follow the menu options.

Online Payment

Students may pay fees online by credit card (Visa, MasterCard, Discover or American Express), checking account, or savings account. Visit www.sfcollege.edu and click on eSantaFe. Select Finances, then View and Pay Fees and follow the menu options.

Deferred Fees

Veterans and other eligible persons who request fee deferments must have the deferment processed at the cashier’s window in the Robertson Administration Building by the due date. Tuition for financial aid recipients may be deferred or charged if fees are less than or equal to the amount of projected financial aid for the term. Additional information may be found in the Financial Aid Handbook.

Fee Waivers

State of Florida employees or senior citizens must register on the last day of drop/add for any term/session if they wish to use a fee waiver for that term/session. Any registrations prior to this date will not be eligible for a fee waiver.

Parking and Traffic Regulations

  • The Santa Fe College Police Department has authority to enforce any and all traffic regulations of the state.
  • Maximum speed on college roadways is 20 mph.
  • Parking is permitted only in designated areas not marked and reserved for special use (e.g. disabled, service vehicles, bus stops, faculty).
  • All pertinent traffic laws of the state of Florida will be enforced.
  • For information on citations, where to pay fines and details on special parking areas, please see our website at www.sfcollege.edu.

Food and Drink

Food and drink may not be consumed in classrooms.

Social Security

Students should direct inquiries related to Social Security benefits to their local Social Security office. SF’s Office of the Registrar will certify student enrollment for the Social Security Administration. Educational benefits are awarded through the Social Security office.