Keep your financial aid
Your eligibility to receive federal and state financial aid requires you to meet financial and academic qualifications. Your financial eligibility is determined by your completion of the FAFSA and state aid applications each academic year. We recommend you file your renewal FAFSA online at fafsa.ed.gov every year by January 1.
Federal Title IV financial aid is awarded on the premise that the student will complete the semester for which he/she is receiving assistance, and will make progress toward earning a college degree. A student who withdraws from the college prior to completion of at least 60% of the semester has not earned eligibility for 100% of his/her aid. The federal government requires the return of the pro-rated share of original awards that the student has not earned.
In addition, the federal and state agencies that provide financial aid require you to make academic progress each semester to qualify for continued assistance. We encourage you to check with your campus financial aid office prior to withdrawing from classes, as your course completion may have an impact on your eligibility to receive current funds, as well as those for future semesters.
|Federal aid eligibility requirements|
The college’s standards for satisfactory academic progress are used to determine a student’s academic eligibility for federal financial aid. The standards consist of three components: Attempted Hours, Hours Passed, and Cumulative GPA. Progress is measured against the cumulative number of credit hours a student has attempted at JCC. For each measuring point (see Chart A) of attempted hours, the student is required to have passed a minimum number of credits and cumulative grade point average (GPA). The previous measuring point is the basis for students who have attempted hours that fall between the measuring points until they have attempted the number of hours indicated at the next measuring point.
Chart A: Satisfactory Academic Progress for Federal Aid/Probation
The first time a student fails to meet minimum academic or progress standards, the student retains federal financial aid eligibility. However, if the student fails to meet satisfactory grade point average standards or hours passed standards a second time, eligibility for federal financial aid will be lost until the student can again demonstrate satisfactory academic progress in both areas. Students who lose financial aid eligibility may, under special circumstances, receive a waiver in order to receive federal aid.Because graduation from JCC requires 60 semester hours with a cumulative grade point average of 2.00, the academic standings committee directs the registrar to identify each semester students who have attempted six credit hours or more and have a cumulative GPA or number of hours passed which is less than those shown on Chart A. Any student identified as not meeting these minimal standards will be considered as not making satisfactory progress and will be placed on academic or progress probation. Academic probation is deficiency in cumulative grade point average. Progress probation is deficiency in hours passed only. Academic probation supersedes progress probation.
Explanation of satisfactory academic progress standards for federal financial aid
A. Attempted hours
B. Hours passed
C. Treatment of types of courses
D. Federal waiver requests
Students who do not meet the satisfactory academic progress standards for the second time will lose their eligibility for federal financial aid until such time as they can meet the guidelines by taking courses at their own expense. However, students who can document serious extenuating circumstances may request consideration for a waiver by submitting to the Financial Aid Office a waiver request form explaining their circumstances and documentation supporting their circumstances from an appropriate third party before the beginning of the semester for which they are requesting the waiver. Waivers are not automatic and will be determined on a case by case basis.
|NY state aid eligibility requirements|
Explanation of satisfactory academic progress standards for New York state aid (TAP and APTS)
Students awarded NYS TAP, APTS, or other state scholarships must meet New York State Satisfactory Academic Progress requirements. Recent changes enacted by the NYS legislature requires different academic progress charts for students enrolled in *remedial programs, and those considered non-remedial. Charts B and D explain minimum academic progress requirements as of 2011-12. The regulations cover the state requirements of satisfactory academic progress; enrollment requirements (coursework); and information regarding the maximum number of awards students may receive from the TAP and APTS state programs.
*NYS defines a remedial student as one a) whose college placement test scores indicate the need for remediation for at least two semesters, or b) who was enrolled in at least six credit hours of remedial courses in the first term he or she received a TAP award.
Chart B: Satisfactory Academic Progress for New York State Aid (based on full-time enrollment) for *remedial students, or all other students who received their first TAP award prior to 2010-11
CHART D: Satisfactory Academic Progress for New York State Aid effective 2011-12 for non-remedial* students who received their first TAP award 2010-11 or later
Maximum number of awards permitted
College level vs. imputed credits - TAP
College level vs. imputed credits - APTS
Courses necessary for the completion of degree requirements
New credit hour rule
Satisfactory academic progress requirements
State waiver requests
|PA state aid eligibility requirements|
Explanation of satisfactory academic progress standards for Pennsylvania aid (PHEAA Grant)
Maximum Number of Awards Permitted - PHEAA
College Level vs. Imputed Credit
Courses Necessary for the Completion of Degree Requirements
Academic Progress Requirement
State Waiver Requests
- File your 2016-17 FAFSA now
- JCC federal school code: 002869
- JCC New York state TAP code: 2085