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Financial Aid

What is SCU doing to help students struggling financially right now? (Updated Aug. 5, 2020)

We know that many families' financial situations have changed over these last few months. As a result, we have increased our financial aid budget and created a special fund to give grants this year, which is supported by our alumni and other benefactors. In addition, the University has received funds from the federal stimulus package, Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act, which has already helped more than a thousand students with up to $1,500 for unanticipated expenses related to campus disruptions from COVID-19. 

  • Those in need of small grants from the SCU Emergency Assistance Fund—created by our generous donor community of alumni and friends—are encouraged to complete a request.
  • Students who demonstrate need and meet eligibility requirements for funds through the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act, set forth by the Department of Education (DOE), can apply through eCampus. More details are available at the CARES Act Relief Fund FAQ page.
  • Students needing a greater level of assistance may be able to establish increased eligibility for financial aid and/or other forms of relief funding. Students are advised to inform the University Office of Financial Aid about any significant change in their family financial circumstances.
  • Students can still file a 2020-21 FAFSA to determine their eligibility for federal aid by going to If your family's finances recently changed, and you need to make corrections to your FAFSA, please visit for more information or contact our financial aid office at




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.


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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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