Financial Aid Frequently Asked Questions

Common questions about financial aid at JCC

How do I apply for financial aid?

You apply for federal financial aid by completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) that is available at studentaid.gov. The application becomes available on October 1 prior to the fall semester that you will be attending. You apply once every academic year (fall, spring, summer). The federal school code for JCC is 002869.

You should also apply for the New York State Tuition Assistance Program (TAP) at hesc.ny.gov. The state code for JCC is 2085.

Did you receive my FAFSA?

Check to make sure a confirmation email was received (to the email you used for your FSA ID) affirming receipt of the FAFSA by the Department of Education. From the date of that email, allow 3-5 business days for JCC to receive it from the Department of Education.

Do you have all my paperwork required to process my financial aid?

Log onto Banner, select the Financial Aid tab, and select Your Eligibility Requirements for the most current year. You can see the paperwork you need to submit, the status of the paperwork you have submitted, and if there are any holds on your account. If you are being asked for documentation, these requirements come from the Department of Education, which does not allow JCC to award you or process any aid until the requirements are satisfied.

Where can see all my financial aid awards?

If you’ve filed your FAFSA, and have no outstanding eligibility requirements, then you can follow these steps to view your awards: log onto Banner, select the Financial Aid tab, and select Your JCC Financial Aid for the current year.

How do I borrow a loan, if I need one?

Log onto Banner, select the Financial Aid tab, and select Your Eligibility Requirements for the most current year. Under Unsatisfied Requirements, select the link for JCC Loan Acceptance Form. If you’ve never borrowed Federal Direct Loans, you must also complete the Direct Loan Entrance Counseling and Master Promissory Note at studentaid.gov.

For more information about your financial aid

If you have additional questions or concerns, email the Financial Aid office at financialaid@mail.sunyjcc.edu.

Contact Financial Aid

financialaid@mail.sunyjcc.edu