Financial Aid

Student Debt Relief


Federal Student Aid and the Biden-Harris Administration have announced loan forgiveness plans of up to $20,000 for prior Pell-Grant recipients and up to $10,000 for all other loan borrowers. To be eligible borrower’s annual income must be below $125,000 (individuals) and $250,000 (married couples/head of households). If the U.S. Department of Education doesn’t have your income data – or if you don’t know if the U.S. Department of Education has your income data, the Administration will launch a simple application in the coming weeks. Borrowers can view their loan balances and check their Pell Grant status by logging into their Federal Student Aid account online at www.studentaid.gov.

The Department of Education has officially released the student loan debt relief application . The form is short and simple and requires limited information from borrowers.  You are NOT required to submit any additional documents.  It will take 4-6 weeks for applications to be processed.   You will need to complete this form by November 18, 2022, if you want to ensure that your loans are forgiven before the repayments start on January 1, 2023.

 

Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF)


PSLF is a federal program that forgives the remaining balance on your federal Direct Loans after you have made 120 qualifying monthly payments under a qualifying repayment plan while working full-time for a qualifying employer.

SOME OF YOUR LOANS MAY QUALIFY FOR PUBLIC SERVICE LOAN FORGIVENESS

IMPORTANT UPDATE: On October 6, 2021, the Department of Education announced certain improvements to the Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) program, which include waivers of certain program requirements that will be available temporarily through October 31, 2022. For more information on this limited PSLF waiver, including any actions you may need to take, visit here.

If you work in one of the following public service areas you may be eligible to have your loans forgiven:  Emergency management, military, public safety, law enforcement, early childhood education, public health, public education, public library, school library or other school based services.

Get answers to common questions about the Limited PSLF waiver here.

 

Financial Aid Can Make College Affordable


Financial Aid FAFSA Code

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 move forward with your goals.

 

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 in an eligible program of study and/or accepted as a certificate or degree seeking student 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 to receive priority consideration, you should apply as soon as the FAFSA is available, usually after October 1. Although SJC awards on a first come, first serve basis, funds for most financial aid programs are awarded on demonstrated financial need.

 

Awarding of aid normally begins the first week of June and continues throughout the school year until August. To secure an award for fall, applications must be completed by the end of June; to secure an award for spring, applications must be completed by the end of October; to secure an award for summer, applications must be completed by the end of April. An application is considered complete when all documents needed by the Financial Aid Office and the Admissions Office are on file. 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 2021.

 

 

  Living at home  Not living at home
Discounted Resident (In-district) tuition: $1,170 $1,170
Texas Resident (Out-of-district) tuition: $2,025 $2,025
Non-Texas Resident (Out-of-state) tuition: $3,150 $3,150
Room and board: $2,636 $4,223
Books and supplies: $838 $838
Estimated Personal expenses: $1,403 $1,403
Transportation expenses: $1,045 $1,045

 

To learn your costs to attend other Texas institutions, use the State's Net Price Calculator (NPC).

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. Click here for campus maps and directions.

For information on other colleges, please use the U.S. Department of Education's college search website, College Navigator.

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