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Financial Aid refunds occur each semester, approximately 3-4 weeks after the semester start date.

The anticipated refund amount shows as a negative amount on your tuition bill received from the JCCC Business Office. You will need to account for any book advance or fund reallocation charges (e.g., dining dollars) that have not posted, depending on timing.

Refunds are only sent through direct deposit or paper check.

Direct deposits are processed on varying weekdays (only between Monday-Thursday).

Paper checks are processed once a week, on Fridays. Financial aid checks are mailed to your current address on file with JCCC.

Late-start classes and refunds

If you have late-start classes or if you are a single semester loan borrower, your refund could be delayed. If you have a late-start course, eligible for Pell Grant or loan funds, those funds will post approximately 10 days following the class start date. 

Student loans require enrollment in 6 or more eligible hours at the time of each applicable disbursement.  Most loans are Fall/Spring if you’re attending all year.  However, single semester and all Summer loans require two equal disbursements, one at the beginning of the semester, at the first applicable disbursement, and the other at the midpoint.

Sign up for direct deposit to receive your financial aid refund faster

Have your checking OR savings account and routing numbers ready then follow these steps:

To sign up for direct deposit:

  1. Log in to MyJCCC with your JCCC username and password
  2. Find the “Enroll or Drop a Class” card
  3. Select the “Pay for Classes” link
  4. Under the Refunds tab, follow the prompts to complete "Two-Step Verification"
  5. Select “Set up a New Account”
  6. Complete all of the information and select “Continue”
  7. Read the agreement and if you agree, select “I Agree” and select “Continue”

If you have set up your refund account successfully, you should receive the message, “Your new ACH payment method has been saved.”