Financial Services

Many questions and concerns regarding the financing of your education come along with the anticipation of beginning your college experience. To make this process as smooth as possible, here are a few key steps to remember as you explore the financial requirements of the SDC Financial Services Office:

Financial Check-In

Financial Check-in must be completed online prior to registering for classes. Students will be sent instructions along with a link to the After-Acceptance page after they have been accepted. At the time of check-in, each student will indicate his/her housing and meal plan preferences, medical insurance status, and how he/she will cover the balance due (if any) after his/her Financial Aid has been applied. Students are required to electronically sign financial disclosures and agreements and select a plan for payment at this time.

Payment Options

Your balance due must be paid in full by January 1, 2018 unless one of the following payment plans is selected at the time of Financial Check-in.

Monthly Payment Plan

Make monthly payments to the college by setting up a payment plan. Payment plans are offered on a yearly basis and are scheduled over a nine-month period. Payments are due on the first of the month, starting January 2018 through April 2018. Failure to establish a payment plan prior to January 1 will result in shorter payment periods and higher monthly payment amounts.

Plus/Alternative Loan

Utilize loans to cover the remaining balance not covered by other financial aid. If you are planning to use any type of loan, the college requires that loans are completed and certified prior to the beginning of the academic year.

Students may not attend class or check into student housing unless their bill is paid in full, a payment plan has been established and/or arrangements have been made to obtain a loan via the SDC Financial Services and/or Financial Aid Office(s).

In addition:

If changes in financial aid, registration, fees or housing information occur after you have completed Financial Check-in, your balance due may be affected.

• In the event payment or check-in deadlines are not met, applicable late fees and restrictions will be applied.

• Students are required to have medical insurance. A medical insurance ID card must be provided by the Term Check-in deadline unless you plan to purchase the college insurance. Failure to provide a medical insurance ID card will result in automatic enrollment and billing of college insurance.

• If the student has a parent or other party who financially contributes to his/her expenses, it is important for the student to communicate his/her financial needs to the person(s) providing assistance and/or grant the third party access as an agent to their online account. A student or agent may view the student’s account online anytime via Empower Web (this requires a student or agent username and password).

If you have any questions, please contact the Financial Services Office at (619) 201-8687.