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HOW TO APPLY FOR FINANCIAL AID


SJR State's federal school code for the free application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is 001523.
Students are encouraged to apply for financial aid by April 1st for the upcoming academic year.

Complete the FAFSA online at www.fafsa.ed.gov. Follow the instructions on the FAFSA.ed.gov Web site to select the aid year(s) for which you are applying. Information you provide on the FAFSA is evaluated by the federal processor using a method approved by the U.S. Congress. The results of the FAFSA will be used to determine your eligibility for all applicable aid.

Student Aid Report (SAR): You should receive a SAR within three to four weeks after your FAFSA is received by the U.S. Department of Education. If you completed the FAFSA on-line, you should be able to see your SAR within 2 to 3 days after completing it. The SAR indicates your eligibility/ineligibility for a Federal Pell Grant. When you receive the SAR, make sure the information is correct and SJR State is listed as one of your chosen schools. SJR State's federal school code is 001523.

When you complete the FAFSA, you will automatically be considered for a Federal Pell Grant and all other programs for which you may be eligible. Federal student loans require a separate application available in the Financial Aid Forms section of this Web site.

Students are also encouraged to apply for scholarships. If you are interested in applying for scholarships visit the Online Scholarship Application*

If you need assistance, contact the Financial Aid Office:
Palatka Campus (386) 312-4040
Orange Park Campus (904) 276-6749
St. Augustine Campus (904) 808-7407

NEW FEDERAL REGULATIONS REGARDING FINANCIAL AID ELIGIBILITY FOR REPEATED COURSE
Effective July 1, 2011, due to changes in federal regulations, an otherwise eligible student may receive federal financial aid funds for a repeated course only one additional time if the course was previously passed. The regulation requirement is separate from satisfactory academic progress for financial aid, and the requirement can result in a reduction of a student's federal financial aid award.


* Visit our SSN Web page for more information regarding the College's use of Social Security Numbers.