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Financial Aid Office

Are you planning to attend Jefferson in the Fall 2018 or Spring 2019? Don’t Wait!  You can begin filing your 2018-19 FAFSA as early as October 1, 2017!

2017-2018 Financial Aid Processing

If you will be attending Jefferson for the 2017-2018 Award Year (July 1, 2017 – June 30, 2018) and would like to receive Financial Aid, you must do the following:

  • Complete the 2017-2018 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). The School Code is 006961. This will require any income for 2015.
  • Provide the Jefferson Financial Aid Office with information regarding any 3rd Party Financial Resources such as Scholarships, Employer Assistance, etc.
  • Submit any additional documentation requested by the Financial Aid Office.
  • You will be informed of your aid status via your KCTCS Student Self Service – please review this regularly.
  • If your class attendance cannot be confirmed, your aid will not be disbursed.
  • Please review and understand the Satisfactory Academic Progress policy.
  • Financial Aid funds will not be applied to student’s accounts for the fall 2017 semester until approximately 9/7/17.

If your SAP status is evaluated to be in “NOT MEETS” or “SUSPEND” status, you will not be eligible for financial aid.

Book Charge Dates Using Anticipated Financial Aid Awards:

  • Fall 2017= August 4th – August 25th
  • Spring 2018= January 1 – January 19

Please be sure you have a Financial Aid Release (FAR) form on record.

You can obtain the FAR form at the Financial Aid Office or via your Student Self-Service.

Student Loan Information:

  • If you are eligible for student loans, we will automatically offer this to you in your award package for the term. You will need to accept, reduce, or decline via your student self-service.
  • If you choose to pursue student loan funding, please be advised that loan disbursements for the first year, first time borrowers must be delayed 30 days into the term. To ensure your loan is not delayed, be sure to sign your Master Promissory Note (MPN), complete Entrance Loan Counseling & complete the Financial Awareness Counseling at http://www.studentloans.gov immediately after you accept your loan.
  • Please also remember to remain enrolled in at least six credit hours or more and to always be in good academic standing in your coursework.

SATISFACTORY ACADEMIC PROGRESS:

  • Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) is used to define successful completion of coursework to maintain eligibility for student financial aid.
  • Federal regulations require the institution to establish, publish and apply standards to monitor your progress towards completion of your certificate or degree program.

FINANCIAL AID AND DEGREE REQUIREMENTS:

  • If you are enrolled in a course(s) that does not count toward your degree 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 degree requirements.
  • If it is determined you are enrolled in a course(s) that does not meet your degree requirements, your aid will be reviewed and any necessary adjustments will be made. You will be responsible for settling any potential outstanding balance created.
  • If you are aware you are enrolled in a course(s) that does not meet your degree requirements, please notify our office as soon as possible

ATTENDING CLASS

  • Reguations require that financial aid students begin attendance in each of their classes.
  • Students who do not attend class are referred to as NO SHOWS and their aid disbursements are withheld until attendance can be proven.
  • If for some reason the award has already been paid, you'll be required to repay any amount that you are not eligible to receive.

RETURNING YOUR FINANCIAL AID (R2T4)

  • If you receive failing grades because you stop attending classes, you'll be required to repay a portion of federal financial aid unless your instructor can document that you attended class through the 60 percent date of the enrollment period.
  • If you have other questions about attendance requirements, please contact your Financial Aid Office.

DISBURSEMENT

When you are admitted, Jefferson establishes a student account for you, identified by your personal ID number, often referred as your EMPL ID. Your student account records all charges (and payments) for tuition, books, and fees. After you have met all eligibility requirements, financial aid awards are credited to your Jefferson student account each semester. Financial aid and scholarship disbursement dates vary each semester. Disbursements generally begin in September (for fall term), February (for spring term), and late June (for summer term).

Aid disbursement will be based on the total number of credit hours you are enrolled in or have completed during the term as of the census date. The census date is generally the 7th calendar day from the start of the semester. Therefore, please be sure to register for all of your intended courses by the census date. This is how your financial aid eligibility will be determined.

Before expecting a financial aid disbursement, make sure the following things are in order:

  1. You must not have any NO REFUND holds on your student account.
  2. Your Financial Aid file must be complete no missing documents, check your school email account or Student Self-Service To Do List
  3. You must not have any NO SHOW holds on your student record.
  4. For Direct Stafford Loans, ensure you have completed Entrance Loan Counseling.
  5. For Direct Stafford Loans, ensure you have completed the Master Promissory Note.
  6. New student loan borrowers should expect a 30 day delay on their first loan disbursement.

If you have a credit balance (financial aid awards and any other credits are greater than your total bill), you'll receive a refund.

When the refund process begins each semester and after all fees and charges are paid, your financial aid credit is automatically refunded to you. Generally the refund process for the fall begins in early September, for the spring, it begins in early February, and for the summer, it begins in late June.

Jefferson uses the KCTCS Easy Refund Program (BankMobile.) to process all refunds

Refunds are processed through the Bursar s office once a week and forwarded to BankMobile for distribution. The refunds are distributed by BankMobile based on the students selected refund preference. When you receive your BankMobile Debit card, please visit their website at www.kctcsdebitcard.com to select your preferred refund method. BankMobile will send an email to you once your refund has been processed. You are responsible for any additional charges placed on your student account after the refund goes through.

NEED HELP FILLING OUT YOUR FAFSA?

Kentuckiana College Access Center (KCAC) can help you complete and file your FAFSA. This free service is a valuable resource to our students. However, please note this is not the Financial Aid Office at Jefferson. Once you fill out your FAFSA, you will need to submit any necessary or requested financial aid paperwork to a JCTC Financial Aid office location.

  • KentuckianaWorks College Access Center (KCAC) FAFSA help
    • Art Space Building
    • 8th Floor
    • 323 W. Broadway, Louisville, KY 40202
  • Phone: 502-584-0475

OTHER INFORMATION:

For other Financial Aid questions or assistance please call 855-246-5282 (855-2GO-JCTC) or visit our online Student Service Center.