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Current JCC students may be eligible to receive financial aid for summer enrollment. Read the 2015 Financial Aid Summer Resource Guide for more information or contact your campus financial aid office for more information. Get ahead this summer at JCC.
The Business Office issues student account refund checks on a weekly basis. Checks are sent to the current address listed in your BANNER account. They are not available for in-person pick-up.
A refund is issued when funds are paid to your account that exceed your tuition, fees, and other student bill charges. Generally a refund check is not issued for aid that has been authorized to your account but not received yet by the college. Because funds are received at various times, you may be issued multiple checks.
Check the status of your refund in Banner. Enter your User ID and PIN. If you don’t know your login information, there is a link above the User ID and a Forgot PIN button.
Click on Financial Aid, then “4. Your Bill. “ Select the term. When a check has been issued, “Refund” will appear under Charges. This is to balance out the payments, it is not an actual charge. When Balance Due is zero, all refunds have been issued. If additional funds are received later, the Business Office will issue another refund.
If aid you are expecting is not listed on your bill, check the status under “3. Your Award Information, Award for Aid Year “. The General Information, Award Overview and Special Messages tabs are all important, as is the Loan Application History link. Holds preventing a refund being issued will also be displayed on Banner.
Please allow two weeks after funds have been credited as “paid” for your refund check to be processed, plus a minimum of three days mailing time. The Business Office will not consider a check lost in the mail until two weeks after the mail date. Checks received and then lost or stolen should be reported to the Business Office immediately.
Take a walk down Financial Avenue
JCC encourages all students, especially student loan borrowers, to check out SUNY Smart Track, a new resource with tools and services to help you prepare for your financial future. Please note that due to an incompatibility issue with Internet Explorer 11 and Flash, we recommend using Financial Avenue with Firefox, Chrome, or a lower version of Internet Explorer until Microsoft resolves the issue.
Connect with an Affordable Education
In 2012, Jamestown Community College was named the “Top Performing Public Two-Year College” in New York according to The Chronicle of Higher Education, which looked at cost, federal aid, graduation rates, student aid, and more. At JCC, we connect 8 out of 10 of our full-time students with some type of financial aid. That means your education doesn’t have to break your budget.
Types of Financial Aid
JCC can help make your education more affordable, and your first step is applying for financial aid. JCC connects you with grants, loans, scholarships, and work study to help make your college education a reality.
- Grants—Money offered by JCC to meet a student’s need that does not need to be repaid. Eligible JCC students have access to two major types of grants: federal grants and state grants from New York or Pennsylvania.
- Loans—To help finance your college education, you can use federal or student loans. Loans are financial assistance that must be repaid over time once you graduate or are otherwise no longer enrolled.
- Scholarships—A financial aid award from JCC or another donor that doesn’t need to be repaid. It can be given for academic achievement, outstanding talents in the arts or athletics, or other qualifications.
- Work study—JCC provides part-time employment to eligible students to help with college expenses.