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There are multiple ways to pay for your education at SJCC. We can help you discover the options available to you.

Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) as the initial application for financial aid.

Tips on completing the FAFSA


Complete the California Dream Act Application (CaDAA)

(for undocumented students who qualify as AB540/Dreamers)

Visit icanaffordcollege.com for more information.


The 2018-2019 FAFSA and CaDAA are now available!!

Use the 2018-2019 FAFSA or CaDAA for the following terms:

Summer 2018, Fall 2018, Spring 2019, Summer 2019

For Workshop Schedule, see below!

​The Financial Aid Office helps SJCC students apply for and obtain funds from a variety of financial aid programs. Visit us office during open hours or attend one of several workshops held throughout the year. Check with the Financial Aid Office for more details.

Student aid comes in many forms and from many sources. The US Department of Education provides most student aid. Other sources of aid come from the state, the college, and private organizations.  


Types of Federal Financial Aid

  • Federal Pell Grant
  • Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG)
  • Federal Work Study (FWS)
  • William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan Program (Direct Loans)

                   *Subsidized Direct Loans
                   *Unsubsidized Direct Loans
                   *PLUS Loans (Parent Loans)

Types of State Aid

  • California College Promise Grant (CaCPG), formerly known as the Board of Governors’ Fee Waiver (BOGFW)
  • Cal Grant
    • Full-Time Student Success Grant
    • California College Completion Grant
  • Chafee Grant (for Foster Youth and Former Foster Youth)

Learn more about California Community College Financial Aid at

I Can Afford College

CA College Promise Grant (CaCPG) formerly the BOG FEE WAIVER (BOGFW)

The CaCPG affords the following benefits to qualified students who are California residents, or qualify under AB540:

*Waives your enrollment fees - $46/unit
*Discounts your parking permit - $25 per semester
*CaCPG does not waive the Student Health ($20), Transportation ($9), and Student Activity ($5) fees
Videos and other information
To apply for the CaCPG:1. Submit a FAFSA (preferred), OR2. Submit a CaCPG application, OR3. Submit a California Dream Act Application (for students who qualify as AB540)2018-2019 California College Promise Grant (CaCPG) application(Formerly known as the BOG Fee Waiver) (Summer 2018, Fall 2018 and Spring 2019)
2018-2019 CaCPG (English)2018-2019 CaCPG (Spanish)
Per Title 5, section 58621, beginning Fall 2016, students shall lose their BOG Fee Waiver eligibility when placed on Academic or Progress Probation or any combination thereof for two consecutive primary semesters. The loss of BOG Fee Waiver eligibility shall remain in effect until the student is no longer on probation or the student has successfully appealed their loss of BOG Fee Waiver eligibility. *Foster Youth, as defined in Education Code 66025.9(b), shall not be subject to loss of BOG Fee Waiver under section 58621.

More BOG Fee Waiver details

Students may appeal their loss of CaCPG eligibility for the following reasons:

  • Extenuating Circumstances: Verified cases of accidents, illnesses, or other circumstances beyond the student's control
  • Students with disabilities who applied for, but didn't receive an accommodation in a timely manner
  • Significant academic improvement.
  • Changes to their economic situation.
  • Evidence student was unable to obtain essential support services.
  • Special consideration of factors for EOPS, DSPS, CALWORKS and Veteran students.

Download the BOG Fee Waiver Appeal Form


The Cal Grant GPA Verification Form is available on-line.  The next deadline for forms to be submitted to the California Student Aid Commission (CSAC) is September 2, 2018 for the 2018-2019 Academic Year. 

NOTE: Students who have completed more than 16 transferable units at SJCC are not required to complete the form. SJCC will electronically send the information to CSAC. Cal Grant recipients, click here for more information about your Cal Grant Award.


Direct Loans are funds borrowed and must be repaid with interest. Funds will come from the US Department of Education.  Loans should be used as a last resort to meet educational expenses. Students who wish to borrow, and have not borrowed as a SJCC student before:

1. Submit a FAFSA and all requested documents2. Attend a Federal Student Loan Orientation (updated 01/30/18)3. Submit a Master Promissory Note4. Submit the Loan Request form5. Complete online entrance counseling. For continuing borrowers (students who have borrowed Direct Loans as a SJCC student):1. Submit a FAFSA and all requested documents2. Submit the Loan Request form


Federal Work Study (FWS) allows students to earn money to meet educational expenses while gaining valuable work experience. 

1. Jobs are typically available on campus, with some positions available at select off-campus locations.

2. Prior to starting a FWS job, students must:

          *Submit a FAFSA

          *Demonstrate financial need

          *Register for and attend a FWS orientation          *Complete all required forms (as explained at orientation)


Scholarships are student aid that does not need to be paid back. Eligibility is generally based on academic excellence, community service, athletic abilities, etc. Information and applications may be found at the following web-sites:

San Jose City College Scholarships


*Scholarship Experts



Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) Workshop

Students not making Satisfactory Academic Progress will be required to attend a SAP Workshop to submit an appeal.

Dates and information on in-person SAP Workshops

Students have the option to attend an online SAP workshop instead of the in-person session. 

Click here to access the online SAP Workshop


Financial Aid – FAFSA – Workshop


Fall2018 FASFA Workshop dates and information

Get help applying for financial aid.


All students who are interested in participating in the Federal Work Study program, and have not yet done so at SJCC must attend an orientation. 

Sign up for a FWS Orientation

Download required FWS forms



​Contact Us

Takeo Director, Financial Aid Director 

Takeo Kubo, Director




1st floor of the Student Center SC-103

Phone: (408) 288-3741

Fax: (408) 239-8853

E-mail: SJCCFA@sjcc.edu

Office Hours

Regular Semesters
(Fall & Spring)

Monday to Thursday
8:30 am - 5:30 pm

9:00 am - 1:00 pm 


Summer and Intersession
Monday to Thursday
8:30 am - 5:00 pm

9:00 am - 1:00 pm 

Important Resources

Federal School Code – 001282


2018-2019 Financial Aid Information


Financial Aid TV: FATV - Watch short videos about financial aid


Access your BankMobile (formerly HigherOne) account at My SJCC Card

Use this link if you need to access your BankMobile information

Click here for ​information regarding our contract with BankMobile

Net Price Calculator – find out how much it costs to attend SJCC

Refer to this list of ​Certificate programs that are Federal Aid eligible at SJCC ​(PDF)

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