Summer Semester Financial Aid

Southern State's (SSCC) academic year consists of 3 semesters: Fall, Spring, and Summer. Federal Pell Grant, Federal Direct student loans, and Federal Work-Study employment may be available during the summer semester under certain conditions.

For Summer 2024 semester, students must have a completed 2023/2024 FAFSA on file with SSCC, be meeting the SSCC Financial Aid standards of satisfactory academic progress, and be enrolled in an SSCC degree or certificate program. Students can view their financial aid information on MyRecords.

Federal Pell Grant

Be enrolled in at least 6 credit hours in courses that are required for your certificate or degree**

**If you were enrolled less than full-time in Fall 2023 or Spring 2024 and had a Pell Grant award, unused funds may be available for the Summer term for enrollment less than 6 credit hours.

The Financial Aid Office will automatically award Pell Grants for the Summer semester to qualifying students.

Federal Direct Student Loans

Students can borrow student loan funding if they have not exhausted their annual loan eligibility for the current academic year. Students can review their academic year loan usage on MyRecords.

Annual Subsidized (Sub) and Unsubsidized (Unsub) Loan Limits:

Dependent Student

  • Freshman (0-29 Credits earned) up to $5,500 ($3,500 Sub and $2,000 Unsub)
  • Sophomore (30+ Credits earned) up to $6,500 ($4,500 Sub and $2,000 Unsub)

Independent Student

  • Freshman (0-29 Credits earned) up to $9,500 ($3,500 Sub and $6,000 Unsub)
  • Sophomore (30+ Credits earned) up to $10,500 ($4,500 Sub and $6,000 Unsub)

The standard student loan enrollment requirement of 6 credit hours required for a student's academic program applies to the Summer semester. To request loan funding for the Summer, contact the Financial Aid Office for details

Foundation Scholarship

Sara M. Barrere Memorial Trust Scholarship

Lifelong philanthropist and generous donor to SSCC and other Highland County organizations for years before her death, Sara (Sally) Barrere loved to read and loved to travel. She thoughtfully considered her experience with health care providers as she battled Parkinson's disease late in life. She was often assisted either in home or hospitals by Southern State-trained nurses. Upon her death, she generously established a trust to help Southern State students further their education.