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)

Romeoville Campus FA Advisors will be available:
Monday & Thursday 8:00am-6:00pm
Tuesday & Wednesday 8:00am-4:30pm
Friday 8:00am-4:00pm
(Closed on Fridays during the summer)

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


JJC Legacy Program - NEW

JJC ITT Financial Assistance Program - NEW

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 **The IRS Data Retrieval Tool on fafsa.gov will not be
    available until extra security protections
 can be
    added. While they are working to resolve these issues as quickly as possible, 
    students and families should plan for the IRS Data Retrieval Tool to be
    offline until the next FAFSA season (October 1, 2017 for the 2018-2019    
    FAFSA). Students and parents completing a 2016-2017 or 2017-2018 FAFSA should
    manually enter 2015 tax return information (not 2016). 
   
    Tax return transcripts can be requested online from www.irs.gov/transcript
.
        - Get a transcript by mail (allow 5-10 business days).
         - View and download transcript with proper identity verification.      
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What's changing for the 2017-2018 FAFSA?
Starting with the 2017-2018 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), these changes will be in effect:

        -  You will be able to submit your FAFSA earlier. You can file your
            2017-2018 FAFSA as early as October 1, 2016, rather than
            beginning on January 1, 2017. The earlier submission date will
            be a permanent change, enabling you to complete and submit
            a FAFSA as early as October 1st every year.

        -  You will use earlier income and tax information. Beginning with the 2017-           2018 FAFSA, students will be required to report income and tax   
           information from an earlier tax year. For example, on the 2017-2018 
           FAFSA, you--and your parent(s), as appropriate--will report your 2015
   
           income taxinformation, rather than your 2016 income and tax 
           income.
Note that 2017-2018 awards will not be available until fall 2017 registration begins.         

 Please visit the following links for more information about the changes to the 2017-2018 FAFSA:

What You Need to Know About the 2017-2018 FAFSA.pdf

What Data do Applicants Provide on the FAFSA.pdf

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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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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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MAP GRANT UPDATE:
 
IMPORTANT NOTICE: All 2017-2018 MAP grants for eligible students with initial FAFSA receipt dates on or after January 16, 2017, remain in suspense status. Students should still complete the 2017-2018 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) in order to be considered for Federal Pell Grants and student loan eligibility

As you may be aware, Illinois has continued its struggle to approve a state budget into 2017, which has negatively impacted a variety of state-funded services and systems such as the Monetary Award Program (MAP) for which you may be eligible. This message is meant to keep you up-to-date with how the college is dealing with this situation and to reaffirm that your continued success at JJC is incredibly important.

Without a resolution to this situation, the college does not have the funds required to advance the currently unfunded State of Illinois Map Grant for Fall 2016 or Spring 2017.

As you know, MAP grants are limited based on the number of applicants and funding levels appropriated by the Illinois General Assembly. With the fiscal uncertainty at the state level, it is important that you know a delay in MAP disbursement or a cancelation of your estimated MAP award could occur due to this situation.

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SUMMER 2017 IMPORTANT FINANCIAL AID DEADLINE

Please check your JJC student email account/eResources for a list of required documents to complete your 2016-2017 financial aid file. You must submit requested documents to the Financial Aid/Veterans Office by the priority deadline, April 26, 2017,  to ensure processing before the summer 2017 payment due date.

PLEASE NOTE: Students who are unable to meet the April 26, 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 2016-2017 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), 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.