Financial Aid/Veterans Office

Main Campus: A-1020 (Campus Center)
Phone: (815) 280-2528
Fax: (815) 280-2547
Email: finaid@jjc.edu

Office Hours:

*Times subject to change
Main Campus:
Monday – Thursday: 8:00am-6:00pm
Friday: 8:00am-4:30pm
(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
Friday:  8:00am-4:00pm
(Closed on Fridays during the summer: May 19-Aug 4)

Special Office Hours:

The Saturday before first day of Fall/Spring semester
9:00am-2:00pm*

Closed:

Supporting Our Veterans - Click for more information 

Pace Ride Share 

 

Financial Aid and Veteran Benefits


Students Studying in the Cafeteria

 2018-2019 FAFSA INFORMATION

The 2018-2019 FAFSA application will be available online on October 1, 2017. Please visit www.fafsa.gov.  FAFSA Workshops will be offered at JJC Main Campus and Romeoville Campus locations.

2018-2019 FAFSA WORKSHOPS.pdf

Having the following information and forms on-hand will help you fill out the 2018-2019. Please see the checklist below.

2018-2019 FAFSA CHECKLIST.pdf

 

7 Things You Need Before You Fill Out the 2018-2019 FAFSA 

**The IRS Data Retrieval (DRT) will return with the 2018-2019 FAFSA form on October 1, 2017. The IRS Data Retrieval Tool remains the fastest, most accurate way to input your tax return information into the FAFSA form. To address security and privacy concerns related to the IRS DRT, the tax return information you transfer from the IRS will no longer be displayed on fafsa.gov or the IRS DRT web page. Instead, you will see " transferred from the IRS" in the appropriate field on fafsa.gov.

 

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INSTRUCTIONS ON HOW TO CREATE A FEDERAL STUDENT AID ( FSA)

As of May 10, 2015, you will need a Federal Student AID (FSA) ID to log in to certain U.S. Department of Education websites. The FSA ID will replace your FSA PIN. If you do not already have an FSA ID, you can create one when logging in to fafsa.gov, nslds.ed.gov, StudentLoans.gov, StudentAid.gov, and teach-ats.ed.gov. Please click on the link below for instructions on how to create an FSA ID.

How to create a Federal Student Aid (FSA) username and password

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America Reads and American Counts Tutoring Program

Apply today for an opportunity to tutor children (kindergarten-middle school) in reading and math. Please click on the link below for more information regarding this program. (This is a paid position.)
 
America Reads and America Counts.pdf

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MAP GRANT UPDATE:

Dear JJC student,  

As I am sure you have heard, the Illinois General Assembly recently passed a state budget and I wanted to share a few highlights on how this will affect Joliet Junior College.  The budget provides that community colleges across the state will receive 90 percent of their expected funding, based on FY '15 funding levels. This means that JJC could receive a little over $7 million for FY '18.   

Most importantly, I am thrilled to share that along with the new state budget, MAP funding has been approved for FY '17 and FY '18, which is wonderful news for our students.  This means that those students who were supposed to receive MAP funding in Fall 2016 and/or Spring 2017 will receive reimbursements.


Over the next several weeks, I will be working closely with our president Dr. Mitchell and members of the Financial Aid team to determine the best way to apply these reimbursements to student accounts. We expect to share additional information in August once we have finalized the process. 

Thank you for making JJC your first choice.  I'm glad you are here, working toward your goals as part of our JJC community.
 

Sincerely,

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Dr. Yolanda Isaacs

Vice President of Student Development  

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JJC Legacy Program

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 **The IRS Data Retrieval Tool on fafsa.gov is not working at this time to complete the 2017-2018 FAFSA.. Please visit the following link for more information:

http://www.jjc.edu/financial-aid/Pages/IRS-transcript.aspx

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2017-18 JJC Cost of Attendance.pdf

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JJC Satisfactory Academic Progress Effective Spring 2017.pdf

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Standards of Academic Progress (SAP) Appeal Deadline Information: 

The deadline date for appeals to be submitted is the Wednesday prior to the meeting.  The Standards of Academic Progress Committee are scheduled to meet on the first Tuesday of every month.

For current semester reimbursement, the appeal must be submitted by the following meeting's deadline: 

  • OCTOBER - Fall semester

  • MARCH - Spring Semester

  • JULY - Summer semester

Please contact the Financial Aid/Veterans Office if you have any questions or concerns.

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FALL 2017 IMPORTANT FINANCIAL AID DEADLINE

Please check your JJC student email account/eResources for a list of required documents to complete your 2017-2018 financial aid file. You must submit requested documents to the Financial Aid Office by the priority deadline, June 29, 2017, to ensure processing before the fall 2017 payment due date.

PLEASE NOTE: Students who are unable to meet the June 29, 2017 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 not completed your 2017-2018 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFA), please do so by visiting www.fafsa.gov.

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Examples of How Complete Withdrawals Can Affect JJC Students

  • If you completely withdraw before school starts or during the refund period, you must repay the amount of your Pell Grant that was used as part of your book voucher. You may return the books to reduce the amount you owe, according to the bookstore refund policy.
  • If you withdraw after the refund period but before the 60% point in the term, Joliet Junior College will use the Title IV Refund policy to determine how much aid you have earned as of your last date of attendance. You may owe JJC for your tuition depending on the amount and type of other aid you have.
  • If you withdraw after the 60% point in the semester, you will have earned all of your financial aid and there will be no liability by you or JJC.


      R2T4 Policy.pdf 

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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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 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.