New Students

Student Financial Services mails award letter packets to all new students who have:

Initial award letter packets are, generally, mailed eight to 10 business days after completion of the above items.

Accepting Your Award

Grants and Scholarships—No action needed. It is assumed that all students who are offered this award desire them.

Federal and Private Loans—Follow the loan application instructions at Please note that you only need complete these steps one time only at SAIC for Federal Direct Stafford and Federal Perkins loans at SAIC. You must re-apply each year for Federal Direct PLUS and Private loans.

Continuing Students

Student Financial Services will mail award letters to all eligible continuing students:

Previous borrowers of Federal Direct Stafford Loans and/or Federal Perkins Loans who have been offered one or both of these loans again, as listed on their award letter, do not need to complete any additional steps to secure these loans.

Graduate students and parent borrowers of Federal Direct PLUS Loans must submit a new request at for each award year and for each Direct PLUS Loan desired.

Canceling or Reducing Awards

Students who want to reduce or cancel some or all of their financial aid (including loans and work-study) should send an email request from their SAIC email account to Student Financial Services at to reduce or cancel the appropriate fund. If the request is in regards to a student loan, please specify which loan type.