There are multiple ways to pay for your education at SJCC. We can help you discover the options available to you.
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)
California Chafee Grant (for Foster Youth and Former Foster Youth)
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), 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.
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Students may appeal their loss of BOG Fee Waiver eligibility for the following reasons:
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
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 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
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.
Click here for dates and information on Fall 2016 FAFSA workshops
Get help applying for financial aid.
New Borrowers must attend a loan orientationInformation 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
1st floor of the Student Center SC-103
Regular Semesters(Fall & Spring)
Monday to Thursday8:30 am - 5:30 pm
Friday9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Summer and Intersession
Monday to Thursday8:30 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Federal School Code – 001282
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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
2016-2017 SJCC Financial Aid Award Information