Admissions & Aid

About SMC Financial Aid & Scholarship Office


How SMC Financial Aid & Scholarship Office Helps You

SMC Financial Aid & Scholarship Office administers the SMC Foundation's Scholarship Program. This office provides a single-application procedure for consideration. The Santa Monica College Foundation's Scholarship Program offers privately funded scholarships ranging from $250 to $2,000.

Incoming freshmen who just graduated from high school and are directly attending SMC as a first-year student, continuing students, and those transferring to four year institutions after the spring semester are eligible to apply.  (high school students see "How to Apply" for different deadline). Some scholarships require recipients to be eligible for federal aid.


  • Informational workshops and application forms for a variety of non-campus based scholarship sources that supports continuing and transferring SMC students;
  • Support services to obtain and fill out applications and to submit any required documents.