Financial Aid Calendar


Financial Aid Timelines

Academic Year Award - Financial aid is awarded for a specific academic year. Every academic year starts with the fall semester, followed by spring and then ending with the summer session. Students must apply every new academic year by submitting a complete Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) in order to receive funds for the following fall, spring and summer.

Following are the dates that provide the Financial Aid Office time to process your application and make funds available in time to protect your enrollment in classes.

You can still apply after these dates and receive financial aid, but you may need to pay your tuition and fees yourself to hold your classes until you're awarded your financial aid.

By registering for classes at Johnson County Community College (JCCC), you agree to assume financial responsibility for all charges billed to your student account, even if you no longer plan on attending class. Refer to the financial responsibility statement for additional information.

Refer to "Additional Dates & Deadlines" for dates not listed below (book advances, refunds, etc.)

Student email - Have you been checking your student email account and your outstanding requirements through MyJCCC?

Receiving Aid in Fall and Spring:

  • January 1 - The federal aid (FAFSA) becomes available for the upcoming fall/spring academic year.
  • February 15 - The application for JCCC general scholarships becomes available for the upcoming fall/spring academic year.
  • March 15 - Priority deadline to complete your FAFSA for JCCC.
  • April 1 - Complete the general scholarship application for the upcoming fall/spring academic year. Also the date the FAFSA needs to be received to be considered for need-based scholarships.
  • June 15 - Submit your FAFSA by this date to be on track to have financial aid in place by the payment deadline for the fall semester.
  • July 1 - Submit all verification documents and any paperwork for your outstanding requirements. Final high school transcripts or GED transcripts need to be received by this date for financial aid purposes. Transcripts from all post secondary institutions must also be received by this date for financial aid purposes. Meet this deadline to stay on track to have financial aid in place by the payment deadline for the fall semester.
  • August 1 - If you have not been awarded your financial aid for the upcoming fall/spring academic year, a payment plan is recommended to secure your schedule of classes.

Receiving Aid in Spring Only:

  • November 1 - You can still complete your FAFSA for upcoming spring semester. Meet this deadline to be on track to have financial aid in place by the payment deadline for the spring semester.
  • November 15 - Make sure that you have turned in all verification documents. Meet this deadline to stay on track to have financial aid in place by the payment deadline for the spring semester.
  • January 2 - If you have not been awarded your financial aid for the upcoming spring semester, follow up with the Financial Aid Office to determine your status. A payment plan is recommended to secure your schedule of classes.

Receiving Aid in Summer Only:

Once you are enrolled in summer courses, please contact our office for information on the summer aid process.

  • April 1 - You can still complete your FAFSA for upcoming summer session. Meet this deadline to be on track to have financial aid ready by the payment deadline for the summer session.
  • April 15 - Make sure that you have turned in all verification documents. Meet this deadline to stay on track to have financial aid in place by the payment deadline for the summer session.