Main Campus: A-1020 (Campus Center)Phone: (815) 280-2528Fax: (815) 280-2547Email:
*Times subject to changeMain Campus:
Monday – Thursday: 8:00am-6:00pm
(Closed on Fridays during the summer: May 19-Aug 4)
Romeoville Campus FA Advisors will be available:
Monday & Wednesday: 8:00am-6:00pm
Tuesday & Thursday: 8:00am-4:30pm
(Closed on Fridays during the summer: May 19-Aug 4)
The Saturday before first day of Fall/Spring semester
Financial Aid FAQ
You should follow the admissions process first. In order for the Financial Aid/ Veterans Office to view FAFSA information and apply financial aid on a student account, there must be an admissions application on file with the Admissions Office. There is no fee to apply to JJC and it's easy to do online. See the
admissions page to learn more about applying.
You apply for financial aid when you fill out the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) at
www.fafsa.gov. The earliest date is October 1 prior to the academic year you plan to attend. See the
financial aid checklist for a step-by-step guide on applying for financial aid. You only need to apply for financial aid once each academic year.
JJC's school code is 001699.
The IRS data retrieval tool allows you to transfer your tax information to the FAFSA. This tool takes you to the IRS website where you will need to log in, providing your name and address as you provided on your federal tax return. We encourage all students to use this option on the FAFSA as it will transfer accurate information.
This depends mostly on your age, but sometimes on other things. The US Department of Education considers the following students to be independent of their parents(s):
For further information please view:
According to FAFSA, your parent means your legal (biological and/or adoptive) parent or your stepparent.
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You still must answer the questions about them if you are considered a dependent student.
For more information please visit our
Grants and Awards for information regarding aid offered through the completion of the FAFSA.
The student can log into their e-resources account or the student can contact our office to check the status of their file and account. If the student has not received the results of the FAFSA application, the student can check their status on the FAFSA Website (www.fafsa.gov) or the student can call the Federal Student Aid Information Center at (800) 433-3243.
This represents the amount of money or resources you will need for the academic year based on your projected enrollment. These costs include tuition, fees, books, supplies, housing, transportation, and miscellaneous expenses. This figure is not a total amount owed to the college by you; it is an estimate of your costs for the academic year.
It is your responsibility to find a job if you are awarded work-study funds. The Career Service Center, Campus Center A-1175, posts job opportunities frequently on
Follow the instructions for applying for a student worker position.
Please see the
NBS automatic payment plan.
You must fill out the FAFSA to apply for a loan. This is done to determine eligibility. Please complete all of the steps in the
"Borrow Smart Loan Packet" if you want to apply for a loan.
Please visit the scholarships page for more information on
A student applying for scholarships would need to file a FAFSA since many scholarships are need based.
If you receive outside scholarships, a financial aid advisor will attempt to maintain all previously awarded grants, scholarships, student work and student loans to the extent that federal and state regulations permit. If a reduction is necessary, the advisor will reduce loans or work study allocations first. It is the student's responsibility to report all outside scholarships.
Joliet Junior College will invoice your company as long as there are no stipulations of covering your tuition, such as grade or attendance requirements. Contact
Student Accounts and Payments for specifics.
It is a book voucher for students who receive WIA grant funding from the
Workforce Services Division of Will County or businesses who have an established agreement with the college to pay for their employees' books. For more information call (815) 280-1500.
To be eligible to receive federal student aid, you must maintain satisfactory academic progress toward a degree or certificate. You must meet JJC's
Financial Aid Standards of Academic Progress Policy.
Previous unsuccessful semesters do affect aid eligibility even if you paid for the classes on your own. Your previous semesters affect your
Financial Aid Standards of Academic Progress.
If your financial aid is terminated you are not eligible to receive any loans since they are federal financial aid.
A complete appeal consists of: The Standards of Academic Progress Appeal form, a copy of "My Degree Audit" (found on eResources), educational planning worksheet (completed with an academic counselor or advisor), a letter written by the student explaining the unsuccessful semesters, and documentation to back up information in the letter.
Loss of a job or benefits, death in the family, divorce or separation, or extreme medical bills are examples of special circumstances that can change your financial aid eligibility. Please call the office to discuss your situation (815) 280-2528.
If you stop attending or withdraw from a class your financial aid eligibility and financial aid standards of academic progress may be effected. Contact our office to see how it affects your situation. For more information please review " Information Related to Withdrawing from Classes" or contact our office to see how it affects your situation.
Yes, but only one time. Once you have passed a class (received a grade of "D" or higher) you may only re-take it one more time had have it count in my aid eligible credit hours, regardless of the grade received for the additional repeat. If you need to take the class for the third time, the class cannot count again toward Title IV eligibility.
Only classes applying to my degree program will be used in calculating my financial aid eligibility. If I am unsure of which classes I need to take for my program, I will meet with a JJC Counselor or Academic Advisor, or utilize "My Degree Progress" on my eResources account.
Joliet Junior College does not release any financial aid funds directly to pay for housing at Centennial Commons. If a student has aid funds remaining after tuition, fees, books and any other charges incurred at Joliet Junior College, a refund check will be issued by Student Accounts and Payments. Once the student receives any excess funds it their responsibility to use the funds to pay for charges for student housing at Centennial Commons.
That depends. If there is remaining aid eligibility from the previous fall and spring semesters, you may be able to use it for the summer semester. This will appear on student's award information on eResources around mid-April. The only options available for summer, if eligible, are Pell, FWS, and student loans.
Pell refund checks are sent out once the 60% point of the semester is over. This usually occurs about one (1) month before the semester ends. Loan checks are mailed out, at the earliest, 30 days after the semester begins. Late applicants and those enrolled in late starting classes will receive their loans at a later date.
Probably, your financial aid eligibility is based on many variables, including your FAFSA information, academic performance, and housing arrangements. Your aid may be influenced by a change in your family's income, and increase or decrease in federal and state funding, or by missing a required deadline.
Joliet Junior College's payment due date is determined by the date you register for classes. If full payment, enrollment into a payment plan or having Financial Aid or third-party financial assistance in place is not complete prior to the time Student Accounts and Payments closes on your payment due date then any unpaid classes are at risk of being removed from your schedule. If classes are removed from your schedule for non-payment, other students will then have the opportunity to register for those classes.
Please note: Students are responsible for making payments by their scheduled payment due dates. A student that decides not to attend the course(s) in which he/she is registered for, is responsible for dropping the course(s) by the refund date of the course(s) (found on my student schedule) to avoid any financial liability to the college..
There are two (2) ways to obtain an itemized tuition receipt. One is to come in person to the main or north campus cashiers with your student ID and a printout will be generated on the spot. Otherwise, you must mail in a self-addressed stamped envelope to the Joliet Junior College
Student Accounts and Payments with your name, student ID, and the semester you need the receipt for.