Apply for Summer Financial Aid
In general, financial aid from Johnson State College is only awarded to degree-seeking students (an exception is made for students enrolling in teacher licensure programs). Non-degree students are encouraged to contact the Vermont Student Assistance Corporation (VSAC) to explore non-degree grant options.
Most financial aid at JSC is awarded for use during the fall and spring semesters; JSC has limited financial aid available for the summer sessions. Students needing financial assistance for the summer sessions must complete the 2013-14 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), if you have not done so already, at www.fafsa.ed.gov and JSC Summer Payment and Financial Aid Application Form.
Please see the steps to apply for financial aid below.
Types of Aid
The types of aid available during the summer to eligible students include:
- Federal Pell Grant
- Federal Direct Subsidized and Unsubsidized Student Loans
- Federal Direct Parent PLUS Loans
- Federal Direct Grad PLUS Loans (for graduate students only)
Undergraduate students must register for a minimum of 6 credits to be eligible to receive a loan. If a student initially registers for 6 credits but drops a course thereby falling below the 6 credit requirement, the student's loan will be canceled. Graduate students must register for a minimum of 4.5 credits to be eligible to receive a loan.
Loans borrowed during the summer may reduce a student's loan eligibility for the fall 2013 and spring 2014 semesters. Other aid, such as the Pell Grant, may also reduce eligibility for the fall/spring semester if awarded for the 2013 summer sessions. Also, a portion of summer work-study earnings may be included as a direct resource in the calculation of your eligibility for financial aid for the 2013-2014 academic year.
STEPS TO APPLYING FOR FINANCIAL AID
1. Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Generally, the FAFSA must be received by the federal processor by April 1 to ensure timely awarding by the JSC Financial Aid Office. Students applying after the April 1 priority date need to file online immediately.
2. Complete the JSC Summer Payment and Financial Aid Application Form. In addition to the FAFSA, students must complete this form. The Financial Aid Office has no way of knowing you are applying for aid for summer classes if this form is not submitted. The Financial Aid Office will notify you by email if additional information is needed to complete your file.
3. Once the federal processor has calculated your and/your family's financial contribution and the Financial Aid Office has received the processed FAFSA, financial aid is awarded. Returning students will be notified at their JSC email account to go to Web Services to accept or decline aid awards.
Please note the following:
Students must be maintaining satisfactory academic progress to receive any type of financial aid. You will not be considered for any summer aid until your Satisfactory Academic Progress is determined to be in good standing by the Financial Aid Office.
Summer aid will be awarded in the order of receipt of applications. If you do not submit the Summer Payment and Financial Aid Application Form, aid cannot be awarded; it is the only way we know that you want summer financial aid. Registration of courses is not an indicator that you want summer aid.
Students who are selected by the federal processor for a process called "verification" will need to provide the Financial Aid Office with the requested information before loans can be certified and any aid credited to a student's account. Students will receive an email to check document status on the portal if additional information is needed.