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Spring 2023 classes begin the week of Jan. 17. Flex start classes begin Jan. 30, Feb. 13 and March 20.
Application assistance is also available from the Illinois Student Assistance Commission (ISAC):
Financial Aid Application Completion Nights will take place 4:00pm-6:00pm:
Important: Before you attend, please create a FSA ID for you and a parent (FAFSA only). See instructions. Also, please make sure to have the student and parent(s) 2021 federal income tax forms, W2 forms and other income records available, along with all other current income and asset (records of bank statements, investments,etc.) documentation for student and parent(s).
Reservations are required.
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Apply today for a paid opportunity to tutor children (kindergarten to middle school) in reading and math.
To qualify as a tutor, you must:
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Phone: (815) 280-2235
Visit our Student Employment page to view and apply for on-campus jobs. All jobs will work around your school schedule.
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Visit our Student Jobs webpage
Phone: (815) 280-2756
Student jobs are also available off-campus.
Positions include jobs at locations such as:
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Phone: (815) 280-2235
Phone: (815) 280-2980
You can access your financial aid information on Financial Aid Self-Service by logging in to MyJJC and visiting the Self-Service menu. Items you can access include:
Include your name and student ID on each document. To protect your privacy, documents with Personally Identifiable Information such as social security number, address, or date of birth, should not be emailed.
Questions? Watch our Financial Aid Self-Service video.
All students who want to be considered for federal financial aid must submit a FAFSA at fafsa.ed.gov (Joliet Junior College Federal School Code: 001699) as early as possible after Oct. 1 preceding the academic year for which you wish to be considered for aid.
Create an FSA ID prior to completing your FAFSA for both student and parent. Keep this for your records, as you will need this every year to renew your FAFSA
Students who are Illinois residents and ineligible to complete the FAFSA (such as undocumented students), should submit the Alternative Application for Illinois Financial Aid at isac.org/alternativeapp as early as possible after Oct. 1 preceding the academic year for which you wish to be considered for aid.
Federal Pell Grants are awarded to undergraduate students who have not yet earned a bachelor's or a professional degree. Pell Grants are based on financial need as demonstrated on the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).
The FSEOG is for undergraduates with exceptional financial need; students who receive Federal Pell Grants have priority. FSEOGs are awarded by a college's financial aid office based on information in the FAFSA.
The Monetary Award Program (MAP) provides grants, which do not need to be repaid, to Illinois residents who attend approved Illinois colleges and demonstrate financial need, based on the information provided on the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).
Get to Know the Monetary Award Program (video)
The RISE Act is a new law that will enable some students who were previously ineligible for State of Illinois financial aid (i.e. MAP grants) to receive aid. This includes:
Additional RISE Act/Alternative Application for Illinois Financial Aid Information
Federal Work-Study provides part-time jobs for undergraduate and graduate students with financial need, allowing them to earn money to help pay education expenses. The program encourages community service work and work related to the student’s course of study.
Federal Direct Student Loans are one form of student aid from the federal government. Under the Federal Direct Student Loan program students borrow money for school from the federal government. The Financial Aid Office encourages students to evaluate loan options carefully, borrow only what is really needed and remember that loans must be repaid.
First, watch our video to learn how to manage your account within Financial Aid Self-Service.
The Financial Aid Office utilizes MyJJC/Financial Aid Self-Service to provide our students with a secure system to manage their student accounts online in real time. Begin by logging on to MyJJC/Financial Aid Self-Service in order to view:
After financial aid funds are applied to tuition and fees, excess funds can be used to purchase books, supplies, and meal plans. To confirm fund availability, login to your MyJJC/Financial Aid Self-Service and click on Account Activity. Money available for books/supplies/meal plan will appear as a credit in a negative figure. Books and supplies may be purchased at the JJC Bookstore or Joliet Textbook Inc. Meal plans may be purchased at the JJC Cafeteria. A copy of your schedule and JJC Student ID are required for purchase.
1. Financial Aid Handbook (PDF)
2. Code of Conduct for Educational Loans
3. Eligible Programs
An eligible program is one which leads to a degree or certificate which is at least 15 weeks in length and 16 credit hours and has been approved by the Department of Education for Title IV eligibility.
Review the program list to determine if your program is
'Title IV Eligible'.
Active Degree and Certificate Programs Offered in 2022-2023
Eligible programs are subject to change without notice. It is the student's responsibility to verify with the Financial Aid/Veterans Office the he/she is enrolled in an eligible program for financial aid.
If a student withdraws from Joliet Junior College, then the school or the student may be required to return some of the federal funds awarded to the student. The student may also be eligible for a refund of a portion of the tuition and fees paid to Joliet Junior College.
Title IV Refunds concern any amount awarded through Title IV financial aid. For information on Joliet Junior College's tuition refund policy, please see the refund policy page, in the registration section of JJC's website.
The federal formula requires a return of Title IV aid if the student received federal financial assistance in the form of a Pell Grant, Supplemental Education Opportunity Grant, Federal Direct Student Loan, or PLUS loan and withdrew on or before completing 60% of the semester. The percentage of Title IV aid to be returned is equal to the number of calendar days remaining in the semester divided by the number of calendar days in the semester. Scheduled breaks of more than four consecutive days are excluded.
Joliet Junior College's Refund Policy exists for calculating the refund of institutional charges. The federal "Return of Title IV Funds" formula dictates the amount of federal Title IV aid that must be returned to the federal government by the school and the student. The policy evaluates the amount of financial aid the student "earned" up to the point of withdrawal. The federal formula is applicable to a student receiving federal aid other than Federal Work-Study if that student withdraws on or before the 60% point in time in the semester.
Refunds are processed automatically by the Financial Aid Office once a student withdraws; no appointment is necessary for the process to occur. However, if a student has questions about the Title IV Refund Policy that has not been answered on the Web site, they are encouraged to meet with a financial aid adviser. Call the financial aid office at (815) 280-2528 to schedule an appointment.
It is also recommended that the student consult with an academic counselor/adviser of their intention to withdraw. View the Student Advising Center page for more information.
5. Consumer Info
Federal regulations require that institutions provide specific consumer information to current students, prospective students and employees about the school and financial aid. All of the required disclosure information can be found through the links provided below. This information may also be obtained by contacting the Vice President of Student Development Office at (815) 280-6690.
The Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974, as amended, sets forth requirements designed to protect the privacy of student education records. FERPA governs 1) release of education records, and 2) access to education records. More information can be found in the college catalog and on FERPA.
Information regarding facilities and support services for students with disabilities are provided in a variety of college publications including the college catalog and Disability Services.
JJC is comitted to nondiscrimination and diversity, equity, and inclusion in all areas of the college, in alignment with Board Policy 02.01.13 Equal Opportunity in Employment and Education. Joliet Junior College is committed to equal opportunity in employment, employment actions, and in the administration of educational programs, admission of students, athletics or other sponsored activities. The College complies in letter and spirit with appropriate federal and state legislation, including but not limited to Title VI and VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Tile IX of the Educational Amendments Act of 1972, and the Equal Educational Opportunities Act of 1974.
Information regarding student body diversity, including percentage of enrolled, full-time students in the following categories: male, female, self-identified members of a major racial or ethnic group and Federal Pell Grant recipients, can be found on the Department of Education College Navigator website.
The most current information regarding tuition, fees, and refunds is available on the Tuition webpage.
Information about academic programs, including current degree programs, educational and training programs, and faculty and other instructional personnel is available on the Academics web page.
Joliet Junior College is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association, 30 North LaSalle Street, Suite 2400, Chicago, Il 60602-2504, (312) 263-0456. Courses and programs are approved through the Illinois Community College Board (ICCB), the Illinois Board of Higher Education (IBHE) and the Illinois Articulation Initiative (IAI) as appropriate. Additional information, including specialized accreditation, is available in the printed college catalog and the Institutional Research and Effectiveness web page.
Information pertaining to copyright infringement policies and sanctions can be found on Student Rights & Responsibilities. Information about computer use can be found in the Responsible Use of Information Technology policy.
If you have lost federal student aid eligibility due to a drug conviction, you can regain eligibility if you pass two unannounced drug tests conducted by a drug rehabilitation program that complies with criteria established by the U.S. Department of Education.
In compliance with the Drug-Free Workplace Act of 1988, Joliet Junior College must inform students and employees of the college policies regarding drug and alcohol use. More information can be found on the Campus Police, Student Code of Conduct, and the Health & Wellness web pages.
The annual security report provides information regarding crime statistics, policies for students and others to report criminal actions or other emergencies, and other important information regarding the college’s law enforcement. Printed copies are available from Campus Police. The report can also be found on the Campus Police.
Information about retention rates can be found on the Department of Education College Navigator website.
Teams at Joliet Junior College are governed by the rules and guidelines of the National Junior College Athletic Association and the N4C conference. For more information visit the Athletics web page. Further information related to participation rates and athletics data required by the Equity in Athletics Disclosure Act (EADA) can be found on the Department of Education website.
Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) Policy
SAP Instruction Sheet
SAP Appeal Form
The Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) Committee will make a decision about your appeal during their regular meetings, which occur the first Tuesday of every month. Please turn in your complete appeal to the Financial Aid Office by the Wednesday prior to their meeting date.
Appeal Deadlines to be Reimbursed for the Current Semester
Submit your appeal by the Wednesday before the October SAP meeting.
Submit your appeal by the Wednesday before the March SAP meeting.
Submit your appeal by the Wednesday before the July SAP meeting.
Contact us at 815-280-2528 or email@example.com.
Financial Aid Staff:
Deanna H - Director
Michele P - Assistant Director
Vianca L - Coordinator
Linda B - Advisor
Lori R - Advisor
Daisy R - Advisor
Maribel R - Advisor
Davina T - Advisor
Candice T - Advisor
Stephanie V - Advisor
Kathy H - Office Specialist
Michael G - Office Assistant II
Chancey H - Office Assistant II