Students can apply for financial aid after January 1, and JSC's priority deadline for new students (freshmen and transfers) is March 1. To ensure that an application has a processed date of March 1, students are encouraged to complete the FAFSA by February 1. New students must be accepted to JSC before a financial aid award will be offered, but students should not wait until they have applied for admission or have been admitted to apply for financial aid. Tentative award notifications are usually mailed to new, on-time applicants in late March.
JSC's priority deadline for currently enrolled students is May 1. Complete the FAFSA by April 1 to ensure that an application has a May 1 processed date. Award notifications are sent to returning student's JSC e-mail accounts beginning in July.
While applications received after the priority deadlines will be reviewed, federal and institutional aid is limited and late applicants may lose out on some types of financial aid. JSC may also require additional information such as federal tax returns, W-2s, and proof of untaxed income before aid awards are final and before any disbursements can be made to a student's account.