Federal Aid/ Pell Grant

Priority deadline April 1, 2017

The Pell grant is the foundation of federal student aid. Pell Grants are awarded to undergraduate students- those who have not yet earned a Bachelor’s Degree. Online students are eligible for the same types of financial aid assistance available to on campus students.  Eligibility is determined through the FAFSA application which is submitted annually. If eligible, awards range from $596 to $5,920. The award amount is calculated on the student’s Expected Family Contribution (EFC), the cost of attendance at the institution, semesters enrolled, and the number of hours enrolled. Students must also be meeting Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) standards.

For more information about the Pell Grant.

Foundation Scholarships

San Juan College Foundation provides scholarships to deserving students each semester. Complete the application to be considered for one of the 700 scholarships awarded each semester.

Apply Now for a 2017-2018 SJC Foundation Scholarship!

Application is available online at:

San Juan College Foundation Scholarship Application 2017-2018
San Juan College Foundation Scholarship Application 2018-2019 
Foundation PNM Navajo Nation Work Force Scholarship Application

Printed applications are available
in the offices of Financial Aid and
the SJC Foundation.

Native American Scholarship

Numerous scholarships are available and are waiting for Native American students to apply. The eligibility requirements vary from scholarship to scholarship as well as the deadlines for filing.

For more details about Scholarships.

General Scholarships

General Scholarships are awarded through a variety of sources to students.  San Juan College encourages all students to seek scholarships. To find general scholarships in which you qualify for, search the websites provided below. San Juan College Financial Aid office lists several scholarships daily on SJC Financial Aid Facebook page:   https://www.facebook.com/sjc.financialaid/

Fastweb            Scholarships.com            SchoolSoup

New Mexico Lottery/ State Aid

Since 1996, the New Mexico Lottery has helped more than 97,000 students from across the state attend New Mexico public colleges, universities and technical colleges with the help of a Legislative Lottery Scholarship.

Part of every dollar spent on Lottery tickets benefits New Mexico’s future. It opens the door to new generations of New Mexicans to obtain a college education that otherwise might not have been possible. And that makes New Mexico a smarter, better place.

For details and steps to receive Lottery funds.


The student work-study program is a financial aid program that provides San Juan College students an opportunity to earn money through employment at the college or a San Juan College approved community service work sites. For work-study employment students must have completed the FAFSA process for the academic year in which they are seeking work-study employment, be financial aid eligible, complete the SJC work-study application process, and be enrolled in, and maintain enrollment in, at least six credits for the semester in which work-study employment is being awarded.

Work Study timesheets, payroll and termination information can be found on bottom of the Student portal page at https://mysjc.sanjuancollege.edu/students or the links below.

Direct Deposit of Payroll Form (Fillable)
Hourly Employee deadlines 2017
Hourly Timesheet
Available job postings & details

Student Loans

Student Loans are a form of financial aid that can help you pay for tuition, books, and living expenses while you’re in school.  San Juan College offers four different types of loans: Federal Direct Subsidized Loans, Unsubsidized Direct Loans, Federal PLUS Loans, and Private Education Loans.
For more details about Loans
***Students who have never had a loan before will need to attend a loan seminar***
Loan Seminar Schedule for Fall 2017
Deadline for Loans:


Private Loans

A private loan is a non-federally funded student loan borrowed from a lender. These loans require credit approval and often a co-signer. Private loans typically have higher interest rates, less repayment options, and can have additional fees. So it is important to carefully consider your options when deciding a private loan is right for you.

Private loans may be a good choice for you if:

  • You have no remaining federal loan eligibility due to maximizing your undergraduate borrowing limits.
  • You are ineligible to receive federal student aid due to financial aid suspension or you are in default with federal student loans.

If you decide a private loan is a good option please carefully read all of the disclosure information provided by the lender. You must be enrolled in at least six credit hours in an eligible degree or certificate program to be awarded a private loan. Shop around and do your research before selecting the right private lender for you.

Below is a list of current private lenders that work with San Juan College:

New Mexico Student Loans

Apply at https://www.nmeaf.org/pay-for-college/rates-eligibility

Fixed rates: 5.48-6.98%*

·         Immediate, interest only, and deferred repayment options

·         Interest rebates

SallieMae – Smart Option Student Loans

Apply at https://www.salliemae.com/student-loans/smart-option-student-loan/

Fixed rates: 5.74-11.85%*

Variable rates: 3.62-10.54%*

·         Deferred repayment, fixed repayment, and interest repayment options available

Wells Fargo Student Loans for Community College

Apply at https://www.wellsfargo.com/student/community-college-loans/

Fixed rates: 7.46-12.65%*

Variable rates: 5.91-11.65%*

·         Interest rebates

*Please confirm with lender on current rates, fees, and terms of the loan


Please visit https://www.lendedu.com for private loan refinancing and consolidation options.

VA Education Benefits

GI Bill, NM wartime veterans Scholarship, NM Vietnam veterans scholarships.

For more details about VA Benefits.

Ready to Register for Classes?

  • You can search for classes via WebAdvisor under the “Students” Link or download a pdf version by click on the cover image below.  For the most current and accurate course schedule, please use WebAdvisor.
  • You can register via WebAdvisor through the MySJC Portal
  • View the Academic Catalog for information on degree programs and certificates