Financial Aid APPLICATION Deadlines

General Financial Aid Priority Deadlines (FAFSA and student loan applications)

Processing financial aid and student loan applications can take several weeks. Late applications, or applications submitted close to the start of school may mean financial aid awards will not be in place by the start of classes. It is the student's responsibility to make payment arrangements if financial aid is not complete by the start of classes. Full payment means either 100% paid, enrolled in the NelNet payment plan or your financial aid award is fully prepared and in accepted status.

Priority Deadlines for Academic Year 2013-14
General Priority Date (as advertised Nationally on the FAFSA) April 1, 2013
Fall 2013 July 1, 2013
Spring 2014 November 15, 2013
Summer 2014 April 1, 2014

 

Students should file their Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and Direct Student Loan applications as soon as possible every year.  Even if you are only CONSIDERING attending school we strongly suggest you apply for admissions (if not already an admitted SJC student), file a FAFSA, and student loan application as soon as possible.

I missed the priority deadline. Can I still apply?     Yes, you can still apply.

FAFSA and student loan applications are still accepted on a continuous basis throughout the academic year. However, it is to your benefit to submit the applications by the April 1 priority deadline, or no later than the suggested deadlines for the individual semesters.

Many assistance programs have limited funding and awards are provided to those who complete applications first. Awards are allocated until funds are depleted. Please see the section on "Applying for Financial Aid" for more information on how to apply for assistance programs.

 

SJC Foundation Scholarship Deadline ~ April 1 of every year

Students should submit applications for SJC Foundation Scholarships by April 1 of each year.  The Financial Aid Office will continue to take late applications but awards are based on meeting scholarship criteria and available funds.  Awarded applicants will be notified by mail if they have been selected as a recipient.  The office does not distribute notices if you have NOT been selected.

Applications may be picked up in the SJC Financial Aid Office, or accessed under "Scholarships" or "Forms" in the left side navigation bar. More information is available on the San Juan College Foundation website.

Scholarship applications will be accepted after the priority deadline but, scholarships will be awarded on the basis of available funds.

 

Navajo Nation Scholarship Deadline (Full-time students)

Fall Semester ~ June 25             Spring Semester ~ November 25

Students can submit their Navajo Nation Scholarship Application online at www.onnsfa.org. Though the application form can be submitted online, all other requested application documents must also be submitted to the affiliated Agency by the given deadline. It is the student's responsibility to make payment arrangements if financial aid is not complete by the start of classes.

In order to be considered for an award the following items must be submitted no later than the above dates:

  • Letter of Admissions
  • Official transcripts from previous institutions attended
  • Certificate of Indian Blood (CIB)
  • Financial Needs Analysis (this will be completed once your FAFSA application is received complete without any errors at the SJC Financial Aid office)

SJC does not monitor application submissions to ONNSFA. It is the student's responsibility to ensure that an application is complete, PRIOR TO THE DEADLINE.

Be advised that processing times vary from office to office, therefore it would be in the student's best interest to confirm that all documents are processed before the PRIORITY DEADLINE.

 

Navajo Nation Scholarship Deadline (Part-time students)

Fall Semester ~ June 25             Spring Semester ~ November 25

Students can submit their Navajo Nation Scholarship Application online at www.onnsfa.org. Though the application form can be submitted online, all other requested application documents must also be submitted to the affiliated Agency by the given deadline. Please note, part-time recipients are not guaranteed an accepted award prior to the start of an incoming semester. Neither SJC nor students will be notified of an award until AFTER the start of classes. It is the student's responsibility to make payment arrangements if financial aid is not complete by the start of classes.

In order to be considered for an award the following items must be submitted no later than the above dates:

  • Letter of Admissions
  • Official transcripts from previous institutions attended
  • Certificate of Indian Blood (CIB)
  • A program evaluation or degree check-list (a listing of the courses required to complete degree / program student is pursuing.)
  • Course registration (list of courses for the semester student is planning to use the Scholarship.)

SJC does not monitor application submissions to ONNSFA. It is the student's responsibility to ensure that an application is complete, PRIOR TO THE DEADLINE.

Be advised that processing times vary from office to office, therefore it would be in the student's best interest to confirm that all documents are processed before the PRIORITY DEADLINE