Repayment of financial aid awarded depends upon whether the aid is a grant, scholarship, or work-study and whether the aid source requires a minimum number of hours of enrollment. For federal funding sources such as Pell Grant and Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant, students may be required to repay a portion of the funds received if they stop attending classes before the 60 percent point of the semester; this process is known as Return to Title IV or R2T4. The amount to be repaid will be determined by a formula that includes the total federal aid received for the semester and the total number of days the student attended class during the semester. Any repayment due to the institution and/or the U.S. Department of Education must be made before the student can re-enroll at SCC or receive any federal funds. The 60 percent point of each semester is published in the offer letter attachments and is also available in the Financial Aid Office.

If students have outstanding accounts, they are not allowed to register for further classes. Exceptions for mitigating circumstances may be allowed by the President or his/her designee and will be in compliance with federal guidelines.