While community colleges already carry fewer costs than four-year colleges and universities, Joliet Junior College is committed to supporting students facing any financial challenge. Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and payment plans are available, but did you know about these other existing and new resources?
Figuring out how to pay for college can be a huge burden for many students; and doing so amid the economic challenges resulting from the pandemic can be even more stressful.
The Joliet Junior College Bookstore, with locations at Main Campus and Romeoville, offers convenient services for current and prospective students, and fun items for members of the community. The two locations are the only stores owned and operated by the college. Excess earnings are reinvested into student and institutional needs.
Here are five convenient services available through the JJC Bookstore.
‘Tis the season for giving thanks; and giving gifts as well. With that comes spending more money than usual. It’s easy to overspend during the holiday season. Thanks to Wayne Gawlik, JJC professor of business education, we’ve compiled a list of budget-friendly ways to reduce the potential financial burden of gift-giving.
Do the terms “FAFSA” or “financial aid” give you pause? Perhaps you’re unfamiliar or concerned with the language or process? Let’s change that!
Joliet Junior College financial aid advisors assist prospective students in understanding and completing the FAFSA, and will be doing so during a series of upcoming FAFSA Completion Night events. Below, we answer some of the common questions about the application, whether you’re filling it out from home or attending an upcoming completion night.
Did you know that you can apply for multiple JJC scholarships all at once? Our scholarship application does the hard work for you - all you have to do is answer a few questions and you'll be automatically entered into the scholarships you qualify for.
Apply Soon! The scholarship deadline for the fall 2019 semester is May 1, 2019.
In the meantime, take a look below to learn about the three steps you need to take to apply for scholarships.
Financial aid is a necessity for the more than 70 percent of college students that apply for the FAFSA each year. Below, we break down some facts and stats about the FAFSA (and other types of aid) that might enlighten you as you embark on your financial aid journey this October.
Whether you're age 18 or 38, keeping a balanced budget is tricky - especially if you're in college and juggling multiple costs.
According to a Gallup poll, only 30 percent of Americans keep a regular household budget. If you don't have a budget (but would like to create one), we've gathered a few helpful tips that will get you started below.
Questions about your financial aid? Visit jjc.edu/financial-aid.
It's no secret that college can be expensive - but it's also an investment in your future. When you spend money on classes to obtain a degree, remember that you're doing it to give yourself a huge advantage in the workforce.
How huge? You may be surprised to learn how valuable a college degree really is - even if you're only planning on getting an associate degree. Take a look at five reasons why college is a good idea despite the high cost below.
Gift giving is stressful when you're on a college student budget - but it's not impossible! If you're unsure what you're going to do about your Christmas/Hanukkah/Kwanzaa gifts this year, check out a few of our gift ideas below, ranging from $1 to $20.