Financial Aid

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Financial Aid Updates

Year-Round Pell Grant is here! 

If you are currently Pell Grant eligible for 2018-2019, you will be eligible to receive Pell Grant for the Summer 2019 semester! You must enroll in at least six credit hours during the summer semester (any combination of sessions) to maintain your eligibility for the additional Pell Grant award. Your eligibility will be evaluated once you register for summer courses.

If you have any questions, please contact us!

2019-2020 FAFSA Available

Don’t forget to complete your 2019-2020 FAFSA! Be prepared for the Fall 2020 semester by completing this as soon as possible to have your financial aid in place early. The 2019-2020 FAFSA opened on October 1 and will use 2017 tax information. If you need assistance completing this, please visit our office in Bibb Graves during business hours for one-on-one help! 

JSU will award financial aid only after receipt of the results of the FAFSA and any additional paperwork that may be required, it is recommended that you complete your financial aid file before the March 15 priority deadline. You may continue to complete your financial aid files after this date, but may not be awarded prior to the tuition due date if completed after July 1. Be sure to have your application for admission to JSU completed first! 

JSU Hosting "Future Gamecock FAFSA Frenzy"

On March 19th, the Financial Aid Office and Office of Admissions will be hosting a FAFSA Frenzy night! From 4:30 pm to 7:00 pm (CT) in 355 Ayers Hall, future students and their families will be able to receive assistance from our staff to complete their FAFSA, the Free Application for Federal Student Aid. Our staff members are ready to help you take the next steps towards preparing for the financial cost of attending college!

If you plan to attend the event, please review the following information:

  • We encourage students and parents to have created their FSA IDs before coming to the event and bring these credentials with them. More information on creating the FSA ID can be found here:
  • Students and parents are also encouraged to bring their 2017 tax information (tax returns, W2s, 1099s, etc.)
  • There will be signs posted for parking and representatives to assist with locating the building and computer lab.

News & Announcements

  • 2019-2020 FAFSA opened Oct 1, 2018
  • Summer 2019 Open-Registration begins March 23
  • JSU will be closed for Spring Break March 25-29

Approaching Deadlines

  • General Scholarship Application Deadline: March 1, 2019
  • Priority FAFSA Completion: March 15, 2019
  • Priority Deadline for Financial Aid File Completion: April 27, 2019

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