Use the 2017-2018 FAFSA for the following terms:
Fall 2017, Spring 2018, Summer 2018
Use the 2018-2019 FAFSA for the following terms:
Summer 2018, Fall 2018, Spring 2019, Summer 2019
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.
*Subsidized Direct Loans *Unsubsidized Direct Loans *PLUS Loans (Parent Loans)
Chafee Grant (for Foster Youth and Former Foster Youth)
BOARD OF GOVERNORS’ FEE WAIVER (BOGFW)
The BOGFW 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*BOGFW does not waive the Student Health ($20), Transportation ($9), and Student Activity ($5) feesVideos and other information
More BOG Fee Waiver details
Students may appeal their loss of BOG Fee Waiver eligibility for the following reasons:
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 March 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 - more information about your Cal Grant 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, 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
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: 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
Dates and information on in-person SAP Workshops
Online SAP Workshop information
Students have the option to attend an online SAP workshop instead of the in-person session.
Students not making Satisfactory Academic Progress will be required to attend a SAP workshop in order to submit an appeal.
Financial Aid – FAFSA – Workshop
Spring 2018 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
Takeo Kubo, Director
1st floor of the Student Center SC-103
Phone: (408) 288-3741
Fax: (408) 239-8853
Regular Semesters(Fall & Spring)
Monday to Thursday8:30 am - 5:30 pm
Friday9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Summer and IntersessionMonday to Thursday8:30 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Federal School Code – 001282
2017-2018 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
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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)