JU students may receive help in financing their education from a
number of different sources. The University offers generous
institutional scholarships and grants that are awarded on the basis of
academic ability, talent and/or financial need. Students may also
receive financial assistance from federal and state financial aid
Applying for financial aid is easy: simply apply for admission.
Once you have been accepted, the Admissions Office will determine if you
qualify for an academic award and send you a notification, usually
within a few days of your official offer of admission.
To receive additional need-based grants, loans and work awards, U.S.
citizens and eligible non-citizens requesting aid should submit the Free
Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) before March 30 each year.
Initial and Renewal FAFSAs should be completed online at http://www.fafsa.gov/. JU's FAFSA code is 001495.
We recommend that students complete the FAFSA between January 1 and
March 15 for the academic year that will begin the following August.
Although we award all of our financial aid programs on a rolling basis,
funding for some programs is limited. It is best to apply early while
funds are still available in all programs.
Applying for Aid
Any student who applies for admission to Jacksonville University may
request financial assistance, although all new students must complete
the admissions process and be accepted before financial aid awards will
be confirmed. Returning students are required to maintain satisfactory
academic progress as defined in the University Catalog.
U.S. citizens and eligible non-citizens requesting aid should submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) before March 30 each year. Initial and Renewal FAFSAs should be completed online at http://www.fafsa.gov/. JU's FAFSA code is 001495.
Applicants are urged to submit their applications between January 1
and March 15 to be considered for aid for the fall and spring semesters.
Applications received after March 15 will be processed on a "funds
available" basis. Summer sessions are considered separately (see below).
Forward a copy of your IRS Form 1040 , a copy of your parents' IRS
Form 1040, and untaxed income verification (if any) to the Financial Aid
Office only if requested by the Financial Aid Office.
Jacksonville University will develop a financial aid package tailored
to your individual needs. We will mail you an award letter that lists
types and amounts of aid by semester and in total. You may decline any
portion of the financial aid package (such as Parent or Student Loans,
or work awards) by contacting your Financial Aid Counselor.
Contact the Financial Aid Office if there is a change in your
financial circumstances, or if you have any questions about your aid
Investigate all possibilities for local and state scholarships, and
complete separate applications as required. Notify the Financial Aid
Office of any outside awards, regardless of the source or amount.
Summer financial aid is calculated differently from
the rest of the school year. Usually, federal, state or institutional
funding is not available for summer school. As soon as you know which
classes you plan to take, contact the Financial Aid Office. You will be
asked to complete a form requesting summer aid (The form can be found on
this website under "Forms" option.) The number of classes you take and
the summer sessions you plan to attend will determine your loan
eligibility. Your counselor will determine whether you have Federal
Direct Loan eligibility remaining for the summer. If you have already
used your Federal Direct Loan eligibility for the year, your counselor
can discuss with you alternative loan options.