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) 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)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.
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 - Fall 2014 orientations are closed *Complete all required forms (explained at the orientation)Click here to find a FWS job New FWS students, click here to print employment forms
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
SAP workshop dates for Fall 2014 - CLICK HERE
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.
Fall 2014 workshop dates and other informationGet help applying for financial aid.
New Borrowers must attend a loan orientationClick here for information about Fall 2014 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
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.
1st floor of the Student Center
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
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