Financial Aid Eligibility
To be eligible to receive financial aid, a student must:
- Be a U.S. citizen or eligible non-citizen (permanent resident),
- Generally be enrolled in a program leading to a degree or certificate,
- Be in good standing and maintaining satisfactory progress,
- Not owe a refund or repayment on any previously received Title IV financial aid funds,
- Not be in default on previously received national direct/defense (Perkins) or guaranteed (Stafford or direct student loans), and
- Be registered with the Selective Service (for males 18 years of age or older and born on or after January 1, 1960, if not currently a member of the U.S. Armed Forces).
Eligibility for specific aid programs is determined on the basis of financial need: the difference between the cost of attendance and what the family is expected to contribute. Need is determined on the basis of information submitted on the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) or the Renewal FAFSA. Continued eligibility, once students are in attendance, depends upon students meeting the general criteria listed above, documenting need for each academic year and remaining in good academic standing. Please contact the JSC Financial Aid Office for more information on eligibility requirements.