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At San Juan College, we pride ourselves in being a rigorous yet affordable place to earn an associate degree or certificate.


As part of that commitment, we work to provide financial aid to all who need it. In fact, 91% of San Juan College first-time freshmen receive financial aid! Our Office of Financial Aid will help walk you through the financial aid process so that you can afford community college throughout your time here.

Steps to Apply for Financial Aid

  1. Apply for federal financial aid by submitting your FAFSA. Learn the steps to complete the FAFSA process. (San Juan College's Federal School Code is 002660) Aid is awarded on a first-come, first-served basis, so apply early.
  2. Once our Financial Aid office receives your FAFSA information, you will receive an offer letter from San Juan College that details your financial aid package. Learn about the financial aid process and your bill.
  3. Monitor important financial dates.
  4. Reach out to our Financial Aid office whenever you have any questions or concerns. Contact us at 505-566-3323 or email financialaid@hebzkjs.com.

Financial aid does not pay for audited classes, GED or apprenticeship classes. You will not receive federal Pell Grant, other federal aid or state aid from more than one college for the same period of time.

Ways to pay for your education!

San Juan College: Your Path to Success Made Affordable. 91% of First-time Freshmen Receive Financial Aid!" Our Office of Financial Aid will help walk you through the financial aid process so you can afford community college throughout your time here.

Steps to Submit FAFSA

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Step 1: Go to studentaid.gov. Step 2: Log in using your FSA ID. (You'll create an FSA ID at fsaid.ed.gov. If you are a dependent, your parent also needs to create an FSA ID.) Step 3: Select the current FAFSA application. Step 4: Begin the FAFSA. Step 5: Enter your personal information. Step 6: Add SJC as a school selection (Federal School Code: 002660). Step 7: Enter your parent's tax information (if you are a dependent). Step 8: Provide your financial information. Step 9: Sign your FAFSA with your FSA ID. Step 10: That's it. You're done!

Important Financial Aid Dates

FAFSA Availability

FA 2023, SP 2024, and SU 2024 terms
FAFSA opened: October 1, 2022

FA 2024, SP 2025, and SU 2025 terms
FAFSA opens: October 1, 2023

Priority Dates for FAFSA

FA 2023, SP 2024, and SU 2024 terms
Priority Date: April 1, 2023 

FA 2024, SP 2025, and SU 2025 terms
Priority Date: April 1, 2024


Priority Dates for FAFSA

FA 2023, SP 2024, and SU 2024 terms
Priority Date: March 1, 2023

FA 2024, SP 2025, and SU 2025 terms
Priority Date: March 1, 2024

 

What are the types of financial aid available for college?

Grants

Grants are a type of financial aid that you don’t have to pay back. They are offered by the state and the federal government.

View Grant Information

Scholarships

Scholarships are free aid dollars that can be based on financial need or other qualifications. While you may automatically qualify for some San Juan College scholarships, you will have to apply for others separately.

View Scholarships

Student Employment

You can earn financial aid through working at San Juan College. If you qualify for student employment as part of your aid package, you can find a part-time job on campus to help pay for your school tuition and expenses.

View Student Employment

Federal Student Loans

The federal government offers special loans for students. These loans can have fixed interest rates, income-based repayment plans, and be subsidized, making them easier to pay off.

View Federal Student Loan Information

Private Student Loans

You can receive private student loans from a bank or credit union. These loans will be based on the lender's terms and your credit score.

View Private Student Loan Information

Learn more

Learn more about different types of financial aid.

Types of Financial Aid

More Financial Aid Tools Net Price Calculator

Net Price Calculator

Want to estimate the cost of your San Juan College education? Use our Net Price Calculator to calculate how much financial aid you might qualify for.

Use the Net Price Calculator

Verification and Forms

As part of your FAFSA process, you might be asked to submit additional forms to verify information on your application. Find the verification form you need and submit it to the financial aid office.

Find Verification Forms

Financial Aid for Undocumented Students

If you are an undocumented student, you still qualify for state and San Juan College's financial aid. Find out how to apply. 

Find Financial Aid for Undocumented Students

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Financial Aid Resources and FAQs

We know that the financial aid process can seem complicated. But we're here to help! We have Financial Aid Workshops that will help you review financial aid procedures and even assist you in filling out your FAFSA. Our Financial Aid Lab is also open Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. for walk-in appointments. 

San Juan College Foundation Scholarship Recipient

"My lifelong dream of becoming an educator is realized thanks to the SJC Foundation scholarships. Without scholarships like this, I would not have been able to pursue my career and love of education."