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FAFSA®: Prepare Now, Apply Later

This year, the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA®) is getting an update. And it is NOW available to file! 

JCCC’s priority deadlines will stay the same—the FAFSA® is March 15 and the JCCC Scholarships Application is April 1. Remember, you need to fill out the FAFSA® every year to be considered for federal financial aid and need-based scholarships.

It's time to get started by gathering these documents:

  1. Federal Student Aid ID
  2. 2022 tax return information, including W2 forms
  3. Contact information for your FAFSA contributors (ex. Parents of dependent students or spouses)

And we can help! JCCC’s Financial Aid team offers free in-person assistance. Scheduling an appointment is encouraged:

  • Call 913-469-3840 during regular office hours.
  • Send an email with your name, student ID number (if applicable) and phone number to

What’s changed with the FAFSA®?

  • A streamlined FAFSA® form available in more languages
  • Expanded Pell Grant access
  • Changes in how your family size is determined
  • Replacing the term Expected Family Contribution (EFC) with the Student Aid Index (SAI)
  • Contributors (anyone who is required to provide information on your form, such as a parent) must provide financial information
  • Tax information automatically transferred into the application through IRS Direct Data Exchange

Stay up to date on FAFSA® changes with helpful videos from Federal Student Aid.