Military Tuition Assistance
If you would llike to use Military Tuition Assistance (MTA) at Santa Ana College, you will need to contact your base education office. MTA will pay for the enrollments fees for classes you enroll in, you will be responsible for any of the other fees. In order for MTA to pay for the course, you must pass the course. If you do not pass the course, you (the student) will be responsible for the full amount charged for the class(es).
For more information about utilizing Military Tuition Assistance please use one of the links below to learn more about how to start the process by your branch of service. You will also find below some links to specific military installations in the San Diego Area with Education Offices, those are our closest offices to the orange county areas. Please note that prior to enrolling at Santa Ana College you do need to seek advisement from your Education Office for your respective branch. Please see the links below that will guide you to their sites.
You will find that most if not all of the branches will require you to start the process of receiving MTA through an online portal (links above by branch). Once you have completed the online process to receive MTA and it has been approved by your base education office, you will need to bring the approval to the Santa Ana College Cashier's Office. Once the Cashier's Office has everything, your account will be updated showing you are receiving MTA. The Cashier's email address is Cashier@sac.edu, and their phone number is (714) 564-6965.
Withdrawals & Repayment of Tuition Assistance Fund
Students receiving federal Tuition Assistance who withdraw from all of their classes during the first 60% of a term may be required to repay a portion of the federal funds that they have received. This policy is a result of students having to “earn" his/her Tuition Assistance. Tuition Assistance is “earned" for each day a student is enrolled in the semester.
For example, if a semester starts on August 21 and a student withdraws from all classes on October 23rd, they will have “earned" 63 days' worth of Tuition Assistance eligibility. The amount they have to repay will be contingent upon the number of days they were enrolled compared to the number of days in the semester. For example, if there are 121 days in the semester, a student would have only earned 52% of the aid they received (63 days/121 days in the term = 52%). If a student had received a $1,500 Tuition Assistance award for the semester, they would have only earned $780 of the Pell Grant ($1,500 x 52% = $780). Because a student has received $720 more financial aid than they “earned" ($1,500 - $780 = $720), they will be required to repay half of the amount they did not earn. The amount they would be required to pay back, in this case, would be no more than $360.
Please note: If a student fails all of their classes in a term, they will have only earned 50% of the Tuition Assistance that they received and they will be billed for the amount they did not earn. This rule applies even if they were enrolled in classes for the whole term.
If a student is required to repay funds to the federal government, they will be billed and have 45 days to repay the funds in full or to set up a repayment schedule.
Principles of Excellence
Santa Ana College is committed to adhere to the guidelines set forth by the Principles of Excellence, Executive Order 13607 established by the Obama Administration.
Santa Ana College is committed to:
Provide educational plans for all military and Veteran education beneficiaries.
Will not engage in fraudulent and aggressive recruiting techniques and misrepresentations.
Accommodate Service members and Reservists absent due to service requirements.
Designate points of contact to provide academic and financial advice.
Ensure accreditation of all new programs prior to enrolling students.
Align institutional refund policies with those under Title IV, which governs the administration of federal student financial aid programs.
Link to Principles of Excellence, Executive Order 13607: https://www.vets.gov/education/tools-programs/principles-excellence-program/
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Other helpful links:
Instructional Calendar: https://www.sac.edu/StudentServices/AdmissionsRecords/Pages/Instructional-Calendar.aspx
California Residency Information: https://www.sac.edu/StudentServices/AdmissionsRecords/Pages/Residency-Information.aspx
Faculty & Staff: https://sac.edu/Pages/Staff-Directory.aspx
Student Code of Conduct: https://www.sac.edu/StudentServices/Security/Pages/Student-Code-of-Conduct.aspx
Priority Registration & CA College Promise Grant Appeal: https://www.sac.edu/StudentServices/AdmissionsRecords/Pages/BOG-Appeal.aspx
Grades & Transcripts: https://www.sac.edu/StudentServices/AdmissionsRecords/Pages/Student-Records-.aspx
College Policies and Standards: See College Catalog, for 2018-2019, pages 49-56
Schedule of Classes: https://www.sac.edu/CatalogAndSchedule/Pages/default.aspx
College Catalog: https://www.sac.edu/CatalogAndSchedule/Pages/catalog.aspx
Financial Aid: https://www.sac.edu/StudentServices/FinancialAid/Pages/default.aspx