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Financial Aid

Financial Aid Questions

How to Apply for Financial Aid

  1. Apply for admission to Jackson College.
  2. Complete a U.S. Department of Education PIN Registration if you do not have a Personal Identification Number (PIN) to use for your electronic signature. (Parents of dependent students should also request a PIN.)
  3. Complete annually a Free Application for Federal Student Aid form as soon after January 1 as possible. JC's Federal ID Code is 002274.
  4. Explore the types of scholarships available at JC.
  5. Respond promptly to any requests from the Financial Aid Office for additional information such as copies of federal tax returns, verification of untaxed income or benefits, etc.
  6. Explore other financial aid options available in the community. Contact high school counselors, parent/student employers, local businesses, professional, civic and social clubs and organizations, religious clergy and public or college libraries.

Remember, you must reapply for financial assistance each academic year!

Determining the Amount of Aid

Most financial aid is awarded to students on the basis of need: estimated expenses - tuition, books, supplies, transportation, room and board, and personal expenses - minus your family's expected contribution.

Related Educational Expenses include: tuition and fees, books and supplies (pens, pencils, paper, folders, calculator), room and board, transportation, and loan fees. Unrelated educational expenses include, but are not limited to: electronics, equipment (not required for your enrolled classes), accessories and clothing.

To estimate the amount of Federal Pell Grant that you may qualify for click on www.finaid.org/calculators/finaidestimate.phtml. Remember you must file a FAFSA to be considered for
federal and state grants.

Some financial aid may also be available regardless of need. Such monies may be based on a specific area of interest, academic major, talent or other category. For details, click on www.jccmi.edu/Foundation/scholarships.htm.

Selective Service Registration

Male students who fail to register with Selective Service before turning age 26 are ineligible for federal student loan and grant programs, including Pell Grants, Federal Work Study, and Stafford Loans. (Parents who want to borrow a PLUS loan do not have to satisfy the registration requirement.) Even if you disagree with the requirement, you should register. Failure to register can have a serious negative impact on your ability to obtain a driver's license, qualify for financial aid, pursue an education, or obtain employment. For details, click on www.sss.gov

Application Due Dates

For priority processing of financial aid and availability for student use at the start of the each semester, you should make every effort to complete applications and provide required supporting documentation by the following dates for each semester:

Anticipated Enrollment Application Due Date
2014 Fall July 1, 2014
2015 Winter October 1, 2014
2015 Spring/Summer April 1, 2015

*Please note that guest students are not eligible for financial aid. In addition to other financial aid eligibility criteria, students must be working toward a certificate or associate degree offered by JC.

Appeal Due Dates

For appeal consideration during the semesters below your appeal must be submitted to the Financial Aid Office by the dates listed below. If you miss the due dates below, your appeal will be reviewed for the next semester.

Anticipated Enrollment Appeal Due Date
2014 Fall October 15, 2014
2015 Winter February 25, 2015
2015 Spring June 17, 2015

Jackson College Foundation

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Jackson Community Foundation

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