Financial Aid and Scholarship



Campus is currently closed, but:

Visit the Financial Aid Office virtual front counter via Zoom

FALL 2020 Semester hours:

Monday through Thursday: 9:00am-5:00pm

Friday: 9:00pm-1:00pm

Zoom ID: 392 127 1692

Or email us at:

Financial Aid can help you pay for tuition, fees, books and other expenses!!

Get started by completing one of the following applications:

The Free Application for Federal Student Aid or FAFSA

Tips for completing the FAFSA


The California Dream Act Application (CaDAA)

(for undocumented students who qualify as AB540/Dreamers)

Visit for more information.

CA College Promise Grant

Electronic application is now available.  You will need to log-in using your CCC Apply username and password. 

Click here to access the application

Submit the 2020-2021 FAFSA or CaDAA for the following:

Summer 2020, Fall 2020, Spring 2021, Summer 2021

Click here for information on the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act

​The Financial Aid Office helps SJCC students apply for and obtain funds from a variety of financial aid programs. Visit our office during open hours or attend workshops held throughout the year as applicable to you. Check with the Financial Aid Office for more details.

Since we are working remotely, there are videos to help understand financial aid applications, processes, types of aid available and more. 

Click here to browse those videos.

Student aid comes in many forms and from many sources. The US 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

  • California College Promise Grant (CCPG)
  • Cal Grant
    • Student Success Completion Grant
  • Chafee Grant (for Foster Youth and Former Foster Youth)

Learn more about California Community College Financial Aid at:

I Can Afford College

CA College Promise Grant (CCPG)

The CCPG 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
*CaCPG does not waive the Student Health ($21), Transportation ($11), and Student Activity ($5) fees
Videos and other information
To apply for the CCPG:1. Submit a FAFSA (preferred), OR2. Submit a CaCPG application, OR3. Submit a California Dream Act Application (for students who qualify as AB540)2020-2021 CCPG application
(Summer 2020, Fall 2020, Spring 2021)
Submit your 2020-2021 CCPG application electronically.  You will need to log-in using your CCC Apply username and password.

2019-2020 CCPG application(Summer 2019, Fall 2019, Spring 2020)
2019-2020 CCPG (English)2019-2020 CCPG (Spanish)
Per Title 5, section 58621, effective Fall 2016, students shall lose their CA College Promise Grant (BOG Fee Waiver) eligibility when placed on Academic or Progress Probation or any combination thereof for two consecutive primary semesters. The loss of CCPG eligibility shall remain in effect until the student is no longer on probation or the student has successfully appealed their loss of CCPG. *Foster Youth, as defined in Education Code 66025.9(b) shall not be subject to loss of CCPG under section 58621.More BOG Fee Waiver details

Students may appeal their loss of CCPG 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

CA College Promise Grant 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, 2020 for the 2020-2021 Academic Year and March 2, 2021 for the 2021-2022 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 Cal Grant Award.


Direct Loans are funds borrowed and must be repaid with interest. Funds will come from the US Department of Education. Loans should be used as a last resort to meet educational expenses. Students who wish to borrow:

1. Submit a FAFSA and all requested documents2. Submit the 2020-2021 Federal Direct Student Loan Application3. Submit the Master Promisory Note (MPN) Confirmation4. Submit the Annual Student Loan Acknowledgment


Federal Work Study (FWS) allows students to earn money to meet educational expenses while gaining valuable work experience. 

1. Jobs are typically available on campus, with some positions available at select off-campus locations.

2. Prior to starting a FWS job, students must:

          *Submit a FAFSA

          *Demonstrate financial need

          *Register for and attend a FWS orientation          *Complete all required forms (as explained at 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

Students not making Satisfactory Academic Progress will be required to attend a SAP Workshop to submit an appeal.


While all services are being provided remotely, students will need to complete the SAP workshop online. 

Click here for ONLINE Workshop Information


Financial Aid Application Workshop

We can help you with your financial aid applications:

Click on the link below for help with the FAFSA

2020-2021 FAFSA


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



​Contact Us

Takeo Director, Financial Aid Director 

Takeo Kubo, Director


1st floor of the Student Center SC-103

Phone: (408) 288-3741

Fax: (408) 239-8853


please include your SJCC Student ID number in your email

Financial Aid Flyer

Updated 08/28/2020

Financial Aid Updates:

August 2020

September 2020

Important Resources

Federal School Code – 001282

2020-2021 Financial Aid Disbursement Dates

2020-2021 Financial Aid Information


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


Access your BankMobile account at My SJCC Card

Use this link if you need to access your BankMobile information

Click here for ​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)

SJCC Supporting Page
San Jose City College