Financial Aid and Scholarship

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Get help paying for your education

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

The FAFSA PIN has changed.  Click here for more information!!  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


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), Transportation ($9), and Student Activity ($5) fees
Click here for videos and other information

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)2016-2017 BOGFW application for Summer 2016, Fall 2016 and Spring 20172016-2017 BOGFW (English)2016-2017 BOGFW (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.

Click here for more details

Students may appeal their loss of BOG Fee Waiver 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.

Click here to 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, 2016 for the 2016-2017 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 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 - click here to sign up                  *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 Scholarships


*Scholarship Experts


Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) Workshop

Click here for dates and information on Fall 2016 SAP workshops.

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 dates and information on Fall 2016 FAFSA workshops

Get help applying for financial aid.

Federal Student Loans

New Borrowers must attend a loan orientation
Information for Fall 2016 Loan Orientations will be posted soon.

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 


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

Click here to download required FWS forms



16-17 Award information sheet FinAid Info.pdf16-17 Award information sheetFinancial Aid Documents
2014-2015 SAP Policy SAP PolicyFinancial Aid Documents
2015-2016 Previous Borrowers Previous SJCC Direct Loan Borrowers.pdf2015-2016 Previous BorrowersFinancial Aid Documents
2016-2017 BOGFW English BOGFW EnglishFinancial Aid Documents
2016-2017 BOGFW Spanish Final.pdf2016-2017 BOGFW SpanishFinancial Aid Documents
BOGFW Appeal Form APPEAL 6.pdfBOGFW Appeal FormFinancial Aid Documents
Eligible Programs IV Eligible Programs - Rev 7-15-16.pdfEligible ProgramsFinancial Aid Documents
FA15 FWS job postings FWS job postings.pdfFA15 FWS job postingsFinancial Aid Documents
FA16 FAFSA Workshops workshop flyer FA16.pdfFA16 FAFSA WorkshopsFinancial Aid Documents
FSA ID Flyer ID Flyer.pdfFSA ID FlyerFinancial Aid Documents
FWS New Employee packet documents 2.pdfFWS New Employee packetFinancial Aid Documents
Financial Aid Important Student Loan Information Aid Important Student Loan InformationFinancial Aid Documents
Loss of BOGFW Procedures REG BOGFW Procedures (003).pdfLoss of BOGFW ProceduresFinancial Aid Documents
SU16 SAP Workshops SAP wkshp.pdfSU16 SAP WorkshopsFinancial Aid Documents

​Contact Us


1st floor of the Student Center SC-103


(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

2016-2017 SJCC Financial Aid Award Information

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

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

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

Click here for a list of Certificate programs that are Federal Aid eligible at SJCC

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