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Affected by the Federal Shutdown?

San Jacinto College students,

As we welcome you back for the Spring 2019 semester, we know that some of you may be affected by the partial Federal government shutdown. We are monitoring the situation closely, and are here to offer assistance if you need it.

For students who are on financial aid or who have applied for financial aid using the FAFSA, and your application has been selected for verification, the U.S. Department of Education has informed us that you may use a signed tax return for the verification process.

The College is also offering short term loans for registration costs (including books and supplies) to students affected by the partial government shutdown. Students must provide documentation that proves the hardship.

We know that many of you have questions, and our financial aid staff is here to assist. You may call 281-998-6150 and ask to speak with a financial aid advisor, visit the San Jacinto College financial aid website, or visit one of the campus financial aid offices Monday – Thursday, 8 a.m. – 7 p.m., and Friday 8 a.m. – 12 p.m.

Thank you


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Dear Veterans and Stakeholders,

We recognize that many of our fellow Veterans, who are also government employees impacted by the partial federal government shutdown, may be experiencing personal and financial stress right now. Not only is VA still open for business, but we are actively working to provide furloughed Veteran federal employees affected with much needed support and relief.

We put together a detailed list of VA benefits and points of contact for assistance. You can find the list here. This list also provides programs and assistance by other federal agencies and organizations to support furloughed government employees.

Thank you for your continued dedication and service, especially during these difficult times. We will continue to work with our entire network of VA partners to support you in the best way possible to fulfill our vital mission.


Veterans Benefits Administration


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