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Welcome to the Santa Monica College Financial Aid Orientation! Please take the time to go over this brief orientation for ESSENTIAL information about your Financial Aid Award.
Through this on-line orientation you will get important information about the following questions:
Where do I receive financial aid status and award information?
What is the differences between a grant, a work study job, and a loan?
Do I get all of the money on my award letter?
What is the Financial Aid Census Day? And why is it important?
When do I get my money?
What are the Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) requirements for me?
What if I drop any or all of my classes?
How do I get a Work Study Job?
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