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

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

SJCC Scholarship Deadline is extended to March 19, 2015!!  Click here for more information


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

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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)

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)2014-2015 BOGFW application for Summer 2014, Fall 2014 and Spring 2015                     2014-2015 BOGFW (English)            2014-2015 BOGFW (Spanish)


The Cal Grant GPA Verification Form is available on-line. Forms must be submitted to the California Student Aid Commission (CSAC) by March 2, 2014 for the 2014-2015 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 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


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 - Fall 2014 orientations are closed                  *Complete all required forms (explained at the 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 ScholarshipsSJCC Scholarship deadline is extended to March 19, 2015!!


*Scholarship Experts


Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) Workshop

Click here for Spring 2015 SAP workshop dates

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 Spring 2015 workshop dates and other information
Get help applying for financial aid.

Federal Student Loans

New Borrowers must attend a loan orientation
Click here for Information about Spring 2015 Loan Orientations

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. 

Federal Work Study Orientations for Fall 2014 are closed.  More information will be posted at a later date if more orientations become available.



​Contact Us


1st floor of the Student Center


(408) 288-3741


(408) 239-8853



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

Access your HigherOne account at My SJCC Card

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

2014-2015 SJCC Financial Aid Award Information

SJCC Supporting Page
San Jose City College