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COVID-19 Financial Aid Questions and Resources

Welcome to the Office of Financial Aid. SCU continues to monitor the situation regarding the novel coronavirus (COVID-19). We realize these are difficult times and we want to assure our Bronco family that we are here to help you during these changing circumstances and to keep you informed about how your financial aid may be impacted. Although we are working remotely in order to do our part to help slow the spread of the virus, we are available for questions via our usual methods of phone and email, and we appreciate your patience as it may take a little longer than usual for us to respond to your questions. Please see below for some of the most common questions and links to helpful information.

SCU COVID-19 Emergency Fund Request

This application is for SCU undergraduate and graduate students experiencing IMMEDIATE financial need as a result of recent COVID-19 events.

Documented requests for consideration for emergency assistance funds are evaluated each week. The availability of funds is dependent upon the number of requests and future contributions to the fund. These funds have been generously donated from alumni and friends of Santa Clara University. These are one-time grants with a maximum of $750. 

These applications will be reviewed by Financial Aid. They will respond to your request in a timely manner. Given the current circumstances, they will be as generous as possible with funds. Please be as honest with your requests in order to ensure they are able to properly allocate funds for as many students as possible.

These funds have been generously donated by alumni and friends of Santa Clara University. Currently, there is an overwhelming response of students needing assistance. Since there is a limited amount of funds available, we are trying to work with the most critical and urgent needs.

My parent(s) and/or I were recently laid off. What can we do to be considered for additional federal aid?

If you experience special circumstances that affect your ability to pay college costs, we urge you to contact our office and use the appropriate SCU Appeal Request Form.

*Due to COVID-19's Shelter-In-Place order our staff is currently working remotely. We highly suggest to not fax documents at this time in order to receive documents in a timely manner.

Examples of acceptable special circumstances:

  • Loss of income (wages, benefits, etc.) due to unemployment
  • Dislocated worker
  • Extensive medical bills not covered by insurance
  • Death of a parent
  • Divorce or separation
I did not submit a 2019-20 FAFSA, but I need additional funding for the Spring term. Is it too late to submit a FAFSA application?

No. Please fill out the 2019-20 FAFSA application and submit it as soon as you can. It can take 3-5 business days for our office to receive your application once it has been submitted. To be considered for federal aid for Fall 2020-Spring 2021 please submit the 2020-21 application. 


As we find helpful information and resources for our students and families, we will post links here. Please follow the links and read the terms and conditions for the resources listed. We highly suggest you continue checking our sites for updates and important information.

Two months of free internet from Comcast for new qualifying customers

Forbearance Information for Federal Loans

Interest Waived on Federal Loans

Relief offered by banks and credit card companies

How to contact your Federal Loan Servicer





We are committed to helping undergraduate students, graduate students and their families find ways to make Santa Clara University affordable. Our financial aid programs help students and their families meet college costs each year.


Upcoming Scholarship:

The National CCAA Scholarship

The National CCAA Scholarship is offered annually to seniors attending a National CCAA member institution in the fall, and transfer students from two-year and community colleges who will attend a National CCAA member institution. The National Catholic College Admission Association is a nonprofit organization of Catholic colleges and universities committed to promoting the value of Catholic higher education and to serving students, parents and counselors.

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