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How Long Does the Process Take?

Once SMC receives your FAFSA application from the Department of Education, we will send out an electronic request for documents. When we have received all requested documents (academic transcripts and all other requested information) award letters are issued. If eligible, the whole process will take anywhere from 6 to 8 weeks. Students can track the process from the Financial Aid tab in Corsair Connect.

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