Financial Aid Calendar and Timeline

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 Financial Aid Announcements in our right sidebar for additional dates (book advances, refunds, etc.) not listed below throughout the semester.

Receiving Aid in Fall and Spring:

  • January 1 – The federal aid (FAFSA) becomes available for the upcoming fall/spring academic year.
  • February 1 - 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.
  • May 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.

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

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.

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

Receiving Aid in Summer Only:

  • 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.

Verification Deadlines

  • December 1 - This is the last date to accept verification documents for the fall only term. If December 1 falls on the weekend, the information is due the following Monday.
  • May 1 – This is the last date to accept verification documents for the fall/spring term or spring only term. If May 1 falls on the weekend, the information is due the following Monday.
  • July 1 – This is the last date to accept verification documents for the fall/spring/summer term or the summer only term. If July 1 falls on the weekend, the information is due the following Monday.

Appeal Deadlines

SAP or Satisfactory Academic Progress Appeals

  • April 1 – Last day to submit paperwork for spring semester Satisfactory Academic Progress Appeal.
  • November 1 - Last day to submit paperwork for fall semester Satisfactory Academic Progress Appeal.
  • July 1 – Last day to submit paperwork for summer semester Satisfactory Academic Progress Appeal.

Special Circumstance Appeals

  • February 1 - special circumstance appeal appointments begin with the financial aid counselors.  
  • May 1 – Last day to submit paperwork for fall and/or spring semester Special Circumstance Appeals.

Steps to Enroll for Credit Classes

Contact Financial Aid

JCCC Financial Aid Office
913-469-3840  

Email, Office Hours, Location

Financial Aid Announcements

Financial Aid Dates - Refer to the semester below for:

  • Book advances
  • JCCC book scholarships
  • Financial aid refunds

Fall Aid 2014
Summer Aid 2014

Academic Dates - See the academic calendar for enrollment, holidays, graduation and other general student information.

Paying for College

Paying for College: Managing Your Money

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