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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 programs.

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).

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 package.

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. 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.