Financial Aid Policy 313.01
Series: 300 Students
Section: Tuition and Financial Aid
Financial Aid Programs
Students who meet basic federal requirements and exhibit Satisfactory Academic Progress may qualify for financial assistance through federal, state and/or College organized funding.
The College will seek participation in all federal and state student aid programs that are available to two-year public institutions. The College will comply with all regulations which govern the various programs.
2. Institutional Programs
Based on the availability of resources, the Board of Trustees may elect to authorize funds for student assistance programs from general or student activity revenue.
Application for Financial Aid
Students who apply for financial aid at JCCC will be required to complete and submit all appropriate application materials by the published deadlines. A new application is required each financial aid year. Awards will be distributed to students based on the criteria established for the award and the availability of funds. Information about financial aid opportunities is maintained by the Financial Aid Office.
Satisfactory Academic Progress
Federal regulations require that a student must be making satisfactory academic progress toward an eligible certificate, degree or transfer program in order to be eligible to receive aid from any federal aid programs.
The College maintains Satisfactory Academic Progress standards for evaluating a student's academic efforts to achieve an educational goal that will comply with all federal regulations and the intent of all relevant statutes. In addition to all federal aid programs, the Satisfactory Academic Progress standards will be applied to all students receiving any type of aid from the College.
Students may appeal any decision by the College that could cause them to lose their eligibility for financial assistance. Appeals must be submitted in writing to the Financial Aid Office by the posted deadlines, and include an educational plan signed by an academic counselor, a statement from the student articulating the reason for appeal, and any other supporting documentation. The written appeal and documentation will be reviewed by a Satisfactory Academic Progress Appeal Committee to determine if the student has documented sufficient mitigating circumstances which prevented the student from maintaining Satisfactory Academic Progress. The decision of the Satisfactory Academic Progress Appeal Committee is final and the student will be informed in writing of the Committee's decision.
Revised: 06/16/1994, 02/15/2001, 04/17/2014