Financial aid packages are determined when a student has been accepted for admission into a degree program and the Financial Aid Office has received a valid FAFSA along with all requested supporting documentation.

Financial aid eligibility is based on the FAFSA information, enrollment status and cost of attendance.

All federal and college funded aid is awarded on a first-come, first-serve basis, subject to availability of funds. Aid is awarded for one academic year at a time. Students must reapply each year.  Full-time students are awarded based on tuition, fees and books, and living expenses. Part-time and graduate students are awarded based on tuition, fees and books.

Additional funding for other education-related expenses may be requested by contacting the Financial Aid Office.

Notifications for Financial Aid Award Packages

New incoming students are notified of their financial aid eligibility via mail to their home address. Returning students are notified via their CSJ email account.

Disbursement of funds

The financial aid office will disburse financial aid funds after the start of each term, usually shortly after the end of the second week of classes. It is important to make sure loan paperwork and/or requirements are complete as this will delay the financial aid funds from disbursing.