Financial Aid/Veterans Office
Campus Center: A-1020
Phone: (815) 280-2528
Fax: (815) 280-2547
Email: finaid@jjc.edu

Office Hours
Monday โ€“ Thursday: 7:30am โ€“ 7:30pm
Friday: 7:30am - 4:30pm

Summer Office Hours:
Monday - Thursday: 7:30am - 7:30pm
Closed Friday: May 23 through August 8

Special Office Hours:
Open:

  • The Saturday before the first day of Fall semester 8:00am - 4:00pm
  • The Saturday before the first day of Spring semester 8:00am โ€“ 2:00pm
  • Spring Break week (Monday-Friday) 7:30am - 4:30pm

Closed:

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SPRING 2015 IMPORTANT FINANCIAL AID DEADLINE

Please check your JJC student email account/eResources for a list of required documents to complete your 2014-2015 financial aid file. You must submit requested documents to the Financial Aid/Veterans Office by the priority deadline, November 21, 2014 to ensure processing before the Spring 2015 payment due date.

PLEASE NOTE: Students who are unable to meet the November 21, 2014 deadline are encouraged to complete their financial aid file, but are responsible for payment of their classes by the payment due date.

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FALL 2014 IMPORTANT FINANCIAL AID DEADLINE INFORMATION

Please check your JJC student email account/eResources for a list of required documents to complete your 2014-2015 financial aid file. You must submit requested documents to the Financial Aid/Veterans Office by the priority deadline, June 12, 2014, to ensure processing before the payment due date.

Please note: Students who are unable to meet the June 12, 2014 deadline are encouraged to complete their financial aid file, but are responsible for payment of their classes by the payment due date. If you have any questions, please contact the Financial Aid/Veterans Office, (815) 280-2528.

If you have not completed your 2014-2015 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), please do so today by visiting www.fafsa.gov.

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IMPORTANT INFORMATION RELATED TO WITHDRAWING FROM CLASSES
 

ADJUSTING AID DUE TO ENROLLMENT STATUS CHANGES

Students who are eligible for financial aid and enroll at JJC receive an award notification which lists each type of financial aid they may receive. The award amount shown in the award notification is based on full-time enrollment (12 or more enrolled credit hours ) at the time the award is processed. If the award is processed for fall term, the award notification will also include a projected award amount for potential spring enrollment.

However, the actual amount of aid the student receives will be based on their actual enrollment as of the financial aid census date. Financial Aid will be adjusted based on student's actual enrollment status, up through the 60% point (census date) of each term. As a result this may cause a balance (from tuition, fees, books, and/or meal plan) that the student will owe JJC. Balances not paid may result in course(s) being deleted through the scheduled drop for non-payments process (for drop date information go to www.jjc.edu/info/duedates). After this point, financial aid will not be adjusted unless it falls into one of the following categories:

  1. The student is enrolled in a late starting class that begins after the 60% point (census date) and drops the class before it starts. Students are not entitled to receive financial aid for classes they have not attended and their financial aid will be adjusted accordingly.
  2. The student is dropped from a class by their instructor for non-attendance. Students are not entitled to receive aid for classes they have not attended and their financial aid will be adjusted accordingly.
  3. If the Instructor drops a student in error and agrees to reinstate the student in the same class, financial aid will be adjusted accordingly. Please note: if a student enrolls in a different class from the one they were dropped in error, their financial aid will not be adjusted after the 60% point.
  4. The student is identified as "never attending" the course(s). Students are not entitled to receive aid for classes they have not attended and their financial aid will be adjusted accordingly.
  5. If the Instructor identified a student in error and confirms that the student has attended/participated in the same class, financial aid wil be adjusted accordingly.

STUDENTS WHO RECEIVE STUDENT LOAN(S) AND WITHDRAW FROM A COURSE(S)

  1. Students may have their loans cancelled or adjusted if they are enrolled in less than six credit hours.
  2. If the student began attendance in six or more credit hours, and they received a portion or the entire loan, they are entitled to keep the amount already disbursed. However, no further disbursements will occur if they remain enrolled in less than six credit hours for that term and any remaining portions of the student loan(s) will be cancelled.
  3. If the student did not begin attendance in six or more credits when they received a portion or the entire loan, the loan(s) will be removed entirely for that term and no further disbursements will occur.

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Helpful Links:

Paying for College -

http://www.consumerfinance.gov/paying-for-college/

The College Scorecard -

http://collegecost.ed.gov/scorecard/

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Fall 2014 Semester

Requested information for Fall 2014 semester must be submitted to the Joliet Junior College Financial/Aid Veterans Office by June 12, 2014 to ensure processing before the payment due date. Students who are unable to meet the June 12, 2014 deadline are still encouraged to complete their financial aid file, but may be responsible for payment by their payment due date.

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Important Information Regarding Communication for  from the Financial Aid/Veterans Office

All correspondence will be conducted utilizing eResources and JJC student email account. It is important that you check eResources and your JJC student email account frequently so you do not miss any pertinent information.

Information that will be sent electronically includes: Missing Information Notifications, Award Notifications, and Standard of Academic Progress Notifications.

  • If you do not have a JJC student email account, please complete an online Admission application.
  • If you have been assigned an email account, but do not know your username and password, check your JJC email.

Additionally, you may check your current missing information status on eResources, and then choose  "My Documents".

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Haven't completed the FAFSA yet?

Review the Financial Aid Checklist.

Already submitted the FAFSA?

Once the results of your FAFSA have been received by our office, you will be able to log in to eResources to access information regarding your financial aid file.


Verification policy and procedures

Any student may be selected for verification by the federal government or the Financial Aid Office. At Joliet Junior College all students selected for verification are required to submit documentation in order for this process to be completed. The verification process allows JJC Financial Aid/Veterans Office to review the information reported on the FAFSA, checking for accuracy against documents provided by you.

If you have not received the results of your FAFSA application, check the FAFSA Web site or call the Federal Student Aid Information Center at (800) 433-3243.


Student Self Service

The Student Self Service site will enable students who have been authenticated through JJC eResources to have direct access to perform a range of activities, including:

  • Viewing electronic deferments or notification forms sent to student lenders.
  • Printing proof of enrollment verification certificates.
  • Viewing real time loan information.
  • Viewing enrollment information held by the Clearinghouse provided by JJC.