Do I have to be a full-time student in order
to receive financial aid?
No, you do not have to be full-time to receive financial aid.
Do I need to redo my
FAFSA every semester?
No. If you are interested in receiving federal aid, A FAFSA needs only to be
submitted once every academic school year.
I am taking classes
at two colleges. Can I get financial aid at both schools?
A student is able to receive a BOG Fee Waiver at more than one community
college, but cannot receive
financial aid from more than one institution at a time.
I’m disqualified for
financial aid. How do I get it again?
You must either submit an Appeal for Financial Aid Reinstatement or
Re-establish Financial Aid Eligibility. Further information can be found on the Satisfactory Academic Progress page.
I live on my own and
pay my own bills, how come I am considered "Dependent"?
The FAFSA has different requirements for what constitutes a
"dependent" or "independent" student. Students do not
declare their dependency status. We may be able to override your dependency
status if unusual circumstances exist that make it impossible for you to have
contact with your parents.
How do I get an award
Award letters are available via MyWeb (http://myweb.sjeccd.edu/) under the
financial aid tab.
How much can I make
and still get financial aid?
There is no simple answer to this question, because multiple factors (other
than income) are looked at when determining financial aid eligibility.
How do I know what
documents financial aid will need to process my application?
A Financial Aid Status email will be sent to you. Please keep your address
current at the Admissions and Records Office.
What is a CA Promise Grant (formerly known as BOG Fee Waiver) ?
For eligible California residents, the CA Promise Grant permits enrollment fees to be waived.
How do remedial courses affect financial aid?
Per the federal regulations, an eligible student can receive aid for remedial courses for one academic year.
How do ESL courses
affect financial aid?
Per the federal regulations, ESL courses must be a part of an eligible program in order to be eligible for financial aid (required to complete academic plan).
Students who start at the lowest ESL level will exhaust their federal grant eligibility before completing their goal, if they are not properly guided.
How do the pell lifetime limits impact eVC students?