​​FINANCIAL AID

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

 

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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.

 

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 the office during office 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 U.S. 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

  • Board of Governors’ Fee Waiver (BOGFW)
  • Cal Grant
  • California Chafee Grant (for Foster Youth and Former Foster Youth) 


Learn more about financial aid at California Community Colleges at

I Can Afford College

BOARD OF GOVERNORS’ FEE WAIVER (BOGFW)

Students who are California residents may be eligible to have their enrollment fees waived and receive a discount for parking permits. The BOGFW:

     *Waives your enrollment fees - $46/unit starting
     *Discounts your parking permit if you qualify - $25 per semester
      *BOGFW does not waive the Health ($19) and Student Activity ($5)
        fees   

To See If You Qualify:

       1. Apply for the BOGFW by submitting a FAFSA (preferred) OR       2. Submit a BOGFW application OR       3. Apply for the BOGFW by submitting the California Dream Act Application (for students who qualify as AB540)2015-2016 BOGFW application for Summer 2015, Fall 2015 and Spring 2016            2015-2016 BOGFW (English)​            2015-2016 BOGFW (Spanish)

CAL GRANT

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, 2015 for the 2015-2016 Academic Year. 

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

 

DIRECT LOANS

Direct Loans are funds borrowed and must be repaid with interest. Funds will come from the U.S. Department of Education.  Loans should be used as a last resort to meet educational expenses. Students who wish to  borrow must:

                1. Submit a FAFSA                 2. Attend a Federal Student Loan Orientation

                3. Submit a Master Promissory Note

                4. Complete online entrance counseling

FEDERAL WORK STUDY

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

1. Jobs are typically available on campus, but positions may be available at select nonprofit locations.

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

                 *Submit a FAFSA

                 *Demonstrate financial need

                  *Attend a FWS orientation - click here to sign up                  *Complete all required forms (explained at the orientation)

SCHOLARSHIPS

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

*FastWeb

*Scholarship Experts

WORKSHOPS

Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) Workshop

CLICK HERE for Summer and Fall 2015 SAP workshop dates and information.

Students on denied status due to not making Satisfactory Academic Progress will be required to attend a SAP workshop in order to submit an appeal.   

Financial Aid – FAFSA – Workshop

CLICK HERE for Summer and Fall 2015 FAFSA  workshop dates and information.
Get help applying for financial aid.

Federal Student Loans

New Borrowers must attend a loan orientation
Click here to sign up for a Student Loan Orientation

Returning Borrowers
Application Information for students who have borrowed a Direct Student Loan at SJCC and wish to borrow again

Important Student Loan information for all students who are interested in student loans or have borrowed student loans before – Learn more 
 

Federal Work Study (FWS) Orientation

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. 

Click here to sign up for a FWS Orientation 

NEW!! Click here to view a list of FWS employment opportunities

 

 

​Contact Us

Location

1st floor of the Student Center

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

Friday
9:00 am - 1:00 pm 

Summer and Intersession

Monday to Thursday
8:30 am - 5:00 pm

Friday
9:00 am - 1:00 pm 

Important Resources

 Federal School Code – 001282

Access your HigherOne account at My SJCC Card

Net Price Calculator – find out how much it may cost you to attend SJCC

NEW!!

2015-2016 SJCC Financial Aid Award Information

SJCC Supporting Page
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