Financial Aid Steps

The Financial Aid Process:

Step 1:

  • Obtain your Personal Identification Number (PIN) and file the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) at www.fafsa.ed.gov. The Jefferson College of Health Sciences’ federal school code for the FAFSA is 009893.

Step 2:

  • Review and apply for Federal Direct Loans as needed. There are several types of student loans made available by the Department of Education Direct Lending program. To begin the process, visit www.studentloans.gov and complete a Master Promissory Note (MPN) and Entrance Counseling. Jefferson College's federal school code for Direct Loans is 00662200.

Step 3:

  • Apply for additional sources of Financial Aid. Things like the Virginia Tuition Assistance Grant (VTAG) (click here), Institutional Scholarships (click here), Outside Scholarships (click here), and the Federal Work Study program (click here) are just some of the additional student funding opportunities available.

Step 4:

  • Complete any outstanding requirements for your Financial Aid package. Check your email or self-service account for information regarding additional requirements for your Financial Aid. Some students must provide additional information for the FAFSA Verification process, VTAG applications, or to resolve issues with the student’s FAFSA. You will be contacted by the Financial Aid Office if any of these apply to you. 

Helpful Hints:

  • If you are not going to use Federal Student Aid (Federal Grants, Federal Student Loans, and/or Federal Student Employment) please notify the Financial Aid Office and they will waive the respective requirements.
  • If you are receiving Veteran’s Benefits, please contact the Financial Aid Office to fill out the appropriate paperwork.
  • If you are interested in a Federal Work Study (FWS) position click here for more information.
  • If you want anyone else to be able to see or talk about your Financial Aid information with the Financial Aid Office (e.g. parent(s), spouse, etc.), you must fill out a Permission to Release Information form (click here for more information).
  • You will receive an Award Letter via mail or email that details the specifics of your Financial Aid package (i.e. award amounts of loans, grants, and scholarships you can receive for that semester or school year).
  • Keep a copy of all your Financial Aid documentation in a folder for future reference.