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Financial Aid can help pay for tuition, fees, books, and other expenses!!

Submit one of the following applications:

Free Application for Federal Student Aid - FAFSA

Submit the 2023-2024 FAFSA: Fall 2023, Spring 2024, Summer 2024

Submit the 2024-2025 FAFSA: Fall 2024, Spring 2025, Summer 2025

California Dream Act Application - CADAA

(For undocumented students who qualify as AB540 / Dreamers)

Visit for more information.

Submit the 2023-2024 CADAA: Fall 2023, Spring 2024, Summer 2024

Submit the 2024-2025 CADAA: Fall 2024, Spring 2025, Summer 2025

CA College Promise Grant - CCPG

Use your CCC Apply username and password to log in and apply


The Financial Aid Office helps SJCC students apply for and obtain funds from a variety of financial aid programs. Visit our office during open hours or attend workshops held throughout the year as applicable to you. Check with the Financial Aid Office for more details.

Browse these videos for information about applications, processes, types of aid available, and more: Financial Aid TV: FATV


Student aid comes in many forms and from many sources. The US Department of Education provides most student aid. Other sources of aid come from the state, the college, and private organizations.  


Types of aid

  • Federal Pell Grant
  • Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG)
  • Federal Work Study (FWS)
  • William D. Ford Federal Direct Loan Program (Direct Loans)

                   *Subsidized Direct Loans
                   *Unsubsidized Direct Loans
                   *PLUS Loans (Parent Loans)

  • California College Promise Grant (CCPG)
  • Cal Grant
  • Student Success Completion Grant
  • Chafee Grant (for Foster Youth and Former Foster Youth)

Learn more about California Community College Financial Aid at:

I Can Go To College

The CCPG affords the following benefits to qualified students who are California residents, or qualify under AB540:

* Waives your enrollment fees - $46/unit
* Discounts your parking permit - $25 per semester
* CCPG does
 not waive the Student Health ($21), Transportation ($11), and Student Activity ($5) fees   More  information on the CCPG

To apply for the CCPG: Submit a FAFSA (preferred), OR California Dream Act Application (for students who qualify as AB540) OR a CCPG application

Per Title 5, section 58621, effective Fall 2016, students shall lose their CA College Promise Grant (formerly called BOG Fee Waiver) eligibility when placed on Academic or Progress Probation or any combination thereof for two consecutive primary semesters. The loss of CCPG eligibility shall remain in effect until the student is no longer on probation or the student has successfully appealed their loss of CCPG. *Foster Youth, as defined in Education Code 66025.9(b), shall not be subject to loss of CCPG under section 58621.
More CCPG Fee Waiver details

Students may appeal their loss of CCPG eligibility for the following reasons:

  • Extenuating Circumstances: Verified cases of accidents, illnesses, or other circumstances beyond the student's control
  • Students with disabilities who applied for, but didn't receive an accommodation in a timely manner
  • Significant academic improvement.
  • Changes to their economic situation.
  • Evidence student was unable to obtain essential support services
  • Special consideration of factors for EOPS, DSPS, CalWORKs and Veteran students

CA College Promise Grant Appeal Form

The Cal Grant GPA Verification Form is available on-line. The next deadline for forms to be submitted TBA


NOTE: Students who have completed more than 16 transferable units at SJCC are not required to complete the form. SJCC will electronically send the information to CSAC. Cal Grant recipients, click here for more information about your Cal Grant Award.

Direct Loans are funds borrowed and must be repaid with interest. Funds will come from the US Department of Education. Loans should be used as a last resort to meet educational expenses. Students who wish to borrow:

  1. Submit a FAFSA and all requested documents
  2. Attend a Loan Orientation (click here for SP24 Loan Orientation Dates)
  3. Submit the Direct Student Loan Request form on your Student Forms portal
  4. Submit the Master Promissory Note (MPN) Confirmation
  5. Submit the Annual Student Loan Acknowledgment

Federal Work Study (FWS) allows students to earn money to meet educational expenses while gaining valuable work experience. 

  1. Jobs are typically available on campus, with some positions available at select off-campus locations.
  2. Prior to starting a FWS job, students must:

The Learning Aligned Employment Program (LAEP) is a comprehensive initiative designed to facilitate skill development, education, and job placement, ensuring a seamless alignment between individuals' learning journeys and meaningful employment opportunities.

Scholarships are student aid that does not need to be paid back. Eligibility is generally based on academic excellence, community service, athletic abilities, etc. Information and applications may be found at the following web-sites:


Students not making Satisfactory Academic Progress will be required to attend a SAP Workshop to submit an appeal.

 Click here for appeal instructions including the online, SAP Workshop - updated for 2023-2024!

Financial Aid

Office hours:

Monday - Thursday: 8:30 am - 5:30 pm

Friday: 9:00 am - 1:00 pm


Contact information:


Phone: 408-288-3741

Office: Robert N. Chang Student Center, room SC 103

(First Floor next to Admissions & Records, across from Welcome Center)


What's The Cost?

Education is one of the best investments you’ll ever make and student aid comes in many forms and from many sources. Scholarships and financial aid will help ensure that you can afford an excellent education.


  • Director
  • Takeo Kubo
  • First Floor: Robert N Chang Student Center, SC-103
  • Monday-Thursday:
    8:30 am – 5:30 pm
    Fridays: 9:00 am – 1:00 pm

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