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.
Out of State Students
If you choose an academic program that involves earning a license (such as nursing or veterinary medical technology) and you either live out of state or plan to live out of state after graduating from JJC, this may affect your ability to practice in that state.
Drug and Alcohol Abuse Prevention Program
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 pages.
Campus Security Policies, Crime Statistics and Crime Log
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 page.
- Retention Rate: Information about retention rates can be found on the Department of Education College Navigator website.
- Gainful Employment Information
- Graduation/Transfer-out Rates (Student Right-to-Know Act)
Intercollegiate Athletic Program Participation Rates and Financial Support Data - Equity in Athletics Disclosure Act
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 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 webpage.
Student Financial Assistance
- Assistance Available from Federal, State, Local and Institutional Programs (under Types of Financial Aid)
- Federal Student Financial Aid Penalties for Drug Law Violations
- Student Loan Information
- Institutional Code of Conduct for Education Loans (PDF)
General Institutional Information
Privacy of Student Records – Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA)
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 the FERPA Web page.
Facilities and Services for Students with Disabilities
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.
Price of Attendance
The most current information regarding tuition, fees, and refunds is available on the Pay For School Page.
Information about academic programs, including current degree programs, educational and training programs, and faculty and other instructional personnel is available on the Academics page.
Accreditation, Approval and Licensure of Institution and Programs
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 Page.
Net Price Calculator
In accordance with the Higher Education Opportunity Act of 2008 (HEOA), beginning on October 29, 2011, each postsecondary institution in the United State that participates in Title IV federal student aid programs and enrolls full-time, first-time degree- or certificate-seeking undergraduate students are required to post a net price calculator on its website that uses institutional data to provide estimated net price information to current and prospective students and their families based on a student's individual circumstances.
We know that college costs are a concern for many parents and students, and we provide this Net Price Calculator to help you estimate the types of financial aid you might receive if you enroll at Joliet Junior College. It's a good place to start, but we encourage you to talk to us throughout the financial aid process.
Consider this a starting point, but remember that all our financial aid awards are made based on many factors only seen through the your application for financial aid.
Refund Policy/Title IV/Requirements for Withdrawal & Return of Federal Financial Aid
Title IV Refund Policy
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 Register for Courses page 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.
Visit with a Financial Aid Adviser
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. See the Counseling page for more information.
Examples of How Complete Withdrawals Can Affect JJC Students
- If you completely withdraw before school starts, you must repay the amount of your Pell Grant that was used as part of your book voucher. You may return the books to reduce the amount you owe, according to the bookstore refund policy.
- If you completely withdraw within the first 15 days of school the refund will be returned to you or the resource that paid the tuition. You will be responsible for the amount of Pell Grant that was used as your book voucher. You may return the books to the bookstore to reduce the amount that you owe, according to the bookstore refund policy.
- If you withdraw after the 15th day but before the loan disbursement, your loan will be cancelled. You may owe JJC for your tuition depending on the amount and type of other aid you have.
- If you withdraw after the loan is disbursed but before the 60% point in the semester, Joliet Junior College will use the Title IV Refund policy to determine how much of your aid is to be repaid by you, JJC or both.
- If you withdraw after the 60% point in the semester, you will have earned all of your financial aid and there will be no liability by you or JJC.
Transfer of Credit Policies and Articulation Agreements
View the Transfer Information page for more information.
Copyright Infringement – Policies and Sanctions