Financial Aid Newsletter | JCTC

Financial Aid Newsletter


    • Jefferson Education Center
    • 200 W. Broadway
    • Louisville, KY 40202
    • Office Hours:
      • Monday: 8:00 am – 5:00 pm
      • Tuesday: 8:00 am – 5:00 pm
      • Wednesday: 8:00 am – 5:00 pm
      • Thursday: 8:00 am – 5:00 pm
      • Friday: 8:00 am – 4:30 pm
    • Student Center, Building A, Room 130
    • 1000 Community College Dr.
    • Louisville, KY 40272
    • Office Hours:
      • Monday: No FA Representative
      • Tuesday: 8:00 am – 4:30 pm
      • Wednesday: 8:00 am – 4:30 pm
      • Thursday: No FA Representative
      • Friday: 8:00 am – 4:30 pm
  • Phone:  (855) 2GO-5282
  • Fax:  (502) 213-2498
  • Email:

Which FAFSA do I complete?

With early FAFSA dates, it may be confusing on which FAFSA you need to complete to receive financial aid while enrolled in college. Jefferson wants to break down those barriers so that you can receive the maximum amount of financial aid for the terms that you are enrolled in. If you need assistance knowing which FAFSA to complete, review the following chart.

Remember to add Jefferson's school code to your FAFSA, 006961.

 Semester Enrolled  FAFSA to Complete  Priority Date
Spring 2020 2019-2020  April 15, 2020 
Fall 2020 2020-2021 July 15, 2020
Spring 2021 2020-2021 November 15, 2020

Jefferson Community and Technical College Financial Aid advises that you complete your FAFSA as soon as possible. The priority date for each term indicates that date you should have all documents submitted to be able to utilize institutional benefits such as bookstore charges and being included in first round of disbursements for the term.

Future Loan Repayment

Many students are concerned about loan debt and future repayment. There are ways to research your current loan debt, plus calculators to estimate your monthly repayment. To check on your FAFSA student loan debt log in to the National Student Loan Data System (NSLDS) for students. You will need your FSA ID. 

Jefferson Financial Aid Office recommends this loan calculator:

If you are concerned about loan debt and would like to discuss your options, please feel free to stop by our office and speak to a Financial Aid Associate today!

Financial Aid and Program of Study Requirement

If you are enrolled in a course(s) that does not count toward your program of study requirements, the course(s) cannot be used to determine your enrollment status for federal financial aid and state need-based aid purposes. This means you cannot receive federal financial aid and state need-based aid for any course that does not count toward your program of study requirements. If it is determined, you are enrolled in a course(s) that does not meet your program of study requirement, your aid will be reviewed, and any necessary adjustments will be made.

Are you considering dropping all of your classes?   STOP! THINK AGAIN!

Did you know that dropping all of your classes or failing all of your classes could mean that the Financial Aid Office may ask you to repay some, or all of, your financial aid awards? It is a federal requirement and it is referred to as Return to Title IV (R2T4). You should speak to a Financial Aid Associate before you drop your classes so that you will be prepared for repayment or other negative implications to your financial aid eligibility.

Federal Work Study

If you have been awarded financial aid, you may be eligible for a Federal Work Study position on campus or in the community.  You may also contact our Work Study Coordinator

Satisfactory Academic Progress Policy

  • Take a moment to familiarize yourself with Jefferson Community and Technical College’s Satisfactory Academic Progress policy.
  • Important Dates for SAP Appeals must be submitted via the Online SAP Appeal Process within the following deadline dates for review:
    • Fall Semester – by October 15
    • Spring Semester – by March 15
    • Summer Semester – by July 15


  • Get in. Get out. Get to work!
    • Free tuition … We know what you are thinking. There is probably a catch. However, here in Kentucky, employers are struggling to find enough people to fill positions in high demand, high paying fields. They need you. Therefore, we are making it easier to get you the credentials you need and a job you will love.
  • Who is eligible?
    • You need to be a U.S. citizen, be a Kentucky resident, have a high school diploma or GED (or be working towards your GED with AOKY), have not earned an associate degree or higher, be enrolled in or accepted to an eligible postsecondary institution in an approved program of study, and not be in default on any obligation to KHEAA.
  • How do I apply?
    • You will begin by enrolling in an eligible program offered at one of our 16 colleges and completing the Free Application for Student Federal Aid (FASFA). From there, once you are accepted, register for an account at and complete the Work Ready Kentucky Scholarship Application Form.
  • For more information, visit our website at

Consumer Information

Consumer information is available to allow students to make informed decisions about postsecondary education. Information important to you as a Jefferson student is provided on our web site.

Questions about your Financial Aid

If you have questions about your financial aid or need additional financial assistance, please email us at or contact our Student Service Center at (855) 246-5282.

Walk-in counseling is also available, and no appointment is required.