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Financial Aid Timelines

Financial Aid Year - Financial aid is offered based on aid year.  At JCCC, the aid year starts with the fall semester, followed by spring and ends with the summer session. Students must apply every year by submitting a complete Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). The new FAFSA opens every October 1st.  

The 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, prior to the payment deadline. Reminder - an “accepted” financial aid package will protect your enrollment on the payment deadline.

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 your financial aid is packaged.

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 Student Financial Responsibility Statement for additional information.

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

Have you been checking your student email account and your outstanding requirements through MyJCCC?  It’s important to complete outstanding requirements as soon as possible and monitor your student email account through the financial aid process.

Receiving Aid in Fall and Spring:

  • Oct. 1 - The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) becomes available for the upcoming fall/spring aid year.
  • January - The JCCC Scholarship Application becomes available for the upcoming fall/spring aid year.
  • March 15 - Priority deadline to complete your FAFSA for JCCC.
  • April 1 - Priority deadline to complete the JCCC Scholarship Application and have transcripts on file for scholarship GPA for the upcoming fall/spring aid year. Also the date the FAFSA needs to be received to be considered for need-based scholarships.
  • Mid-April – Packaging (federal aid & scholarships) begins for the upcoming aid year for students with complete financial aid files.  Watch student email account for offer notification.
  • 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.  Meet this deadline to stay on track to have financial aid in place by the payment deadline for the fall semester.
  • Aug. 1 - If you have not been offered financial aid for the upcoming fall/spring aid year, a payment plan is recommended to secure your schedule of classes.

Receiving Aid in Spring Only:

  • Nov. 1 - You can still complete your FAFSA for the upcoming spring semester. Meet this deadline to be on track to have financial aid in place by the payment deadline for the spring semester.
  • Nov. 15 - Make sure that you have turned in all verification documents and any paperwork for your outstanding requirements. Meet this deadline to stay on track to have financial aid in place by the payment deadline for the spring semester.
  • Jan. 2 - If you have not been offered financial aid for the upcoming spring semester, a payment plan is recommended to secure your schedule of classes.

Receiving Aid in Summer:

Students who indicate summer aid interest on their Student Information Form, will be automatically reviewed for remaining eligibility after summer enrollment opens.

Once you are enrolled in summer courses, please watch for notifications.  Questions about eligibility?  Contact the Financial Aid Office for a review.

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