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Financial Aid applications are available in the Financial Aid Office. The forms can also be
obtained from the Admissions Office and public libraries. An applicant will not be refused aid
because of race, religion, creed, national origin, or sex. A student seeking Financial Aid must
submit to Sojourner-Douglass College Financial Aid Form (FAFA). The student must provide evidence of financial
need to qualify for Financial Aid. Sojourner-Douglass College offers a variety of educational
assistance programs. Information and eligibility requirements for any form of Financial Aid
listed below may be obtained from Sojourner-Douglass College's Financial Aid Office.
Students receiving Financial Aid must review and complete the tasks outlined here.
Students eligible for Financial Aid will have their aid applied directly to their
student accounts after their file is completed. If the Financial Aid disbursed (paid) exceeds the
tuition, the excess can be used for purchasing books and supplies in the S-DC Bookstore. After
the start of classes, any Financial Aid funds, including Federal Stafford Loan, over and above
tuition, fees and Bookstore charges are mailed directly to the student by S-DC check. Checks are
mailed within 14 days after the credit balance is created each
Financial Aid Refund Policy
Students receiving federal Financial Aid may have to return some funds if they withdraw from school.
If this occurs, student's may owe money to the College.
Financial Aid students are required to
be in good standing and to maintain satisfactory academic
progress toward their degree requirements for each semester for
which they are enrolled. These standards are determined by S-DC
in accordance with federal regulations. For more information
please click here.
Veteran Education Benefits
Sojourner-Douglass College is approved by the Maryland Higher Education Commission to grant Veterans
Benefits. To expedite this process, veterans planning to receive educational benefits while attending the
College should have their separation papers (DD214) and Notice of Basic Eligibility with them upon applying
for veterans benefits. Veterans wishing additional information should call the
at the College.
FAFSA On The Web
Completing the FAFSA is the first step in the Financial Aid process. It will
take us 7 days to process your form and send you a Student Aid Report (SAR) once
we have received all required signatures. Your SAR will summarize the data you
report on your application. Check this information carefully to make sure it is
accurate. Keep a copy of your SAR and note your Data Release Number (DRN) in the
bottom left hand corner of the first page. You will need your DRN if you decide
to apply to additional schools. If your FAFSA information is complete, an
Expected Family Contribution (EFC) will be printed in the upper-right hand
corner. Your EFC will be based on the financial information you provide on the
FAFSA, and your school will use it to award your Financial Aid.
Note important deadlines
FAFSA must receive your form no later than June 30, midnight
Central Daylight time, in the ending fiscal year of the school
year. For example June 30, 2007 for the 2006-2007 school year.
For additional help filling out the FAFSA, visit: