Your Aid and Your Bill
Once your FAFSA is received and processed, you will receive a Student Aid Report (SAR) by email from the U.S. Department of Education in 3-4 business days. Review it carefully and make any necessary corrections at studentaid.gov.
Once SJC receives your FAFSA information, Financial Aid may request verification documents. After verification has been completed, or if no verification documents were requested, you will receive an offer letter.
You do not need to set up a payment plan if you have been awarded financial aid. If you have already set up a payment plan, please cancel it after you have been awarded financial aid. Your financial aid award will automatically apply to your account balance 3-4 weeks after your classes start. If your financial aid award does not cover your entire bill, you are responsible for paying the remaining charges. You can review your account balance through MySJC via self-service.
If you have remaining funds after your account balance is paid, the funds will be mailed or direct deposited into your bank account. Enrolling in direct deposit is the easiest and fastest way to get your remaining funds.