Financial Aid Can Make College Affordable
Financial aid opportunities
If you have a passion, a dream, a goal that you want to achieve, we’re here to help you get there. At San Jac we have a goal of our own – to never let finances stand in the way of our students’ success. Beyond low tuition and expenses, we offer plentiful opportunities for financial aid. We are dedicated to making sure your education here is as affordable as it is excellent.
Various factors go into determining what kinds of financial aid you can receive. Here at San Jac you’ll find many resources available to you, along with some important dates and details that will need your attention. But don’t worry, we’ll help you understand everything you need to know, and guide you through everything you need to do. So you can get on with pursuing your goals.
And you can start right here with the basics.
First things first. To be eligible for financial aid, you must:
Be a U.S. citizen or an eligible non-citizen.
Have a high school diploma, GED or recognized equivalent.
Be enrolled or accepted at San Jacinto College.
Be in good standing with your payments on any federal or state student loan, and any federal grant repayments.
Take at least the minimum number of hours required by each program.
Maintain good academic progress.
You can easily apply for all types of financial aid with one form – the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). If you want your FAFSA to be processed quickly, you should apply soon after it becomes available, usually January 1st. Turn it in by mid March and you’ll get priority consideration. By the way, any application turned in after the last business day of June (for the Fall semester) October (for Spring) or April (for Summer) may not be processed before classes start. Please note, if you are submitting documents during peak periods (such as registration) processing time on your file may take 3-5 weeks. Remember, you need to apply for financial aid every year.
The amount of financial aid you get depends a lot on how much college is going to cost you each semester. Of course, this can vary depending on how many hours you take, as well as specific class requirements such as lab fees and books. Here’s a basic example of how much a semester here might cost for Fall 2013.
|Living at home||Not living at home|
|Discounted Resident (In-district) tuition and fees:||$815||$815|
|Resident (Out-of-district) tuition and fees:||$1,430||$1,430|
|Out-of-state tuition and fees:||$2,180||$2,180|
|Room and board:||$2,343||$3,754|
|Books and supplies:||$745||$745|
|Estimated Personal expenses:||$1,247||$1,247|
There are lots of details involved with getting financial aid. Fortunately you’ve got us standing by to help you sort it all out. Our financial aid advisors have walked thousands of students through the process, and they’re ready to do the same for you. So you can get the aid you need and get on with your education. Here’s where you can find us.