SDCCD Financial Aid Student Forms
You can now verify your FAFSA or Dream Act documents electronically!
Each year when you apply for financial aid, there is a chance of being selected for a process called verification. This process is required to ensure the accuracy of financial aid applications. Students selected for verification in the past had to collect specific forms and tax documents and submit them to the campus Financial Aid Office in person, via fax or by mail. However, now, students can easily complete their forms and upload their documents online from their phone, tablet, or computer!
Student Forms is our new student portal that allows students (and parents) to sign and upload documents electronically! Which means that you can submit your financial aid documents securely without coming into the campus Financial Aid Office. As the students and the college financial aid staff work through the forms, the Student Forms software will send updates in real-time with documentation that is needed based on the answers provided by the students. Once you have submitted all forms to resolve outstanding financial aid tasks, the integration with other SDCCD applications will update your MySDCCD portal the following day (except for weekends).
How do i access and log in to student forms?
You will receive an invite email from the financial aid campus of record that will provide a campus-specific link to Student Forms. You will click the link in the email which will take you to Student Forms. SDCCD has implemented the Single Sign-On (SSO) feature with Student Forms. This means you will use the same username and password you have established with MySDCCD.
How will I know if I need to submit documents in Student Forms?
If you are selected for verification, you will receive an invite email from the financial aid campus of record that will provide a campus-specific link to Student Forms website. Once you have created an account and logged in, you will see what tasks/items need to complete on your dashboard. In your MySDCCD Student Center you will see in your “To-Do List” a “Financial Aid Verification” item. If you did not receive this email and do not have this item in your “To-Do List” then there is nothing for you to complete in Student Forms.
How do I create an account with student forms?
The SSO will log you into the portal, where you will need to confirm your personal identifying information (Name, SSN*, & Date of Birth) that matches your FAFSA. Once you have successfully created your account, you will be able to take care of tasks electronically.
*Not applicable to Dream Act applicants
how do i create an account if i submitted a dream act application?
If you are selected for verification you will receive an invite email from your financial aid campus of record that will provide a campus-specific link to Student Forms. You will click the link in the email, taking you to Student Forms website. The SSO will log you into the portal, where you will need to confirm your personal identifying information (Name, Dream ID, & Date of Birth) that matches your Dream Act Application. Once you have successfully created your account, you will be able to take care of tasks electronically.
how does my parent create an account?
You may need to supply a parent’s signature on form(s) if you are considered a dependent student by definition of the FAFSA or Dream Act.
- You will need to identify which parent you are requesting a signature from. That is the only parent that will be able to sign the form. Unless, you go back into the task and edit the selected parent.
- You will need to provide the parent’s email address. An email will be sent to the parent with a link that will take them to Student Forms website to create an account. The parent will need to provide personal identifying information (Name, SSN/ITIN, DOB).
does the student form allow for e-signatures?
Yes, you can consent and e-sign your financial aid forms. However, if you do not want to provide an e-signature you can “Opt-out of E- Sign,” which will allow you to download the document, print it, sign it with a wet signature, and upload it back into Student Forms.
can my parent e-sign a financial aid form?
Yes. Once you have e-signed your document, you will be brought back to the main page, and you will see a section that indicates a parent signature is required, and a “Request” button.
You will click the “Request” button and a pop-up window showing the parent(s) listed on the financial aid application will appear. Next, you will select the parent you would like to electronically sign the document (NOTE: if you have two parents listed on your financial aid application, only the parent you choose will have the ability to sign the document.)
Your parent will receive an email notification letting them know that a document needs their signature – they will need to create an account if they have not already.
Your parent can review and electronically sign the document through their account.
IMPORTANT: Your parent will need to notify you if the information on the document is inaccurate and needs to be changed. You will need to make this change and re-request the signature.
IMPORTANT: If your parent does not have a valid SSN, they will not be able to electronically sign and neither will the student. You will instead click “Opt out of E-sign” which will allow your parent to download and print the document so that both you and your parent can provide wet signatures. Once the document has been signed, you will need to upload it.
how will you be notified if additional documents are needed?
Text Message: If you provide your cell phone information upon creating an account, you will be notified via text message.
E-Mail: You will also receive a notification to the email address on file.
what if I am having issues logging into the sdccd student forms portal?
SDCCD Login FAQs can be found at: https://www.sdccd.edu/mysdccd/ since students will be using SDCCD Single-Sign-On to login to Student Forms.
Parents are using a direct sign-on to the SDCCD Student Forms Portal. Parents who have forgotten their username or password may use the Forgot Username and Forgot Password links on the Secure Login page. The parent should receive an email with the following information:
If Forgot Username was used, the email received contains the username created during account creation.
If Forgot Password was used, the email contains a link to reset their password.
- They must match their 4 critical identifiers from the FAFSA or Dream Act Application (First Name, Last Name, Social Security Number or ITIN & Date of Birth) provided during account creation to reset their password.
- If the email is not received, please have your parent check their e-mail’s junk or spam folders. The link in the e-mail may not work if the user clicks the link while in a junk or spam folder. The parent can either move the e-mail to their inbox, or copy and paste the link into their browser.