The Financial aid process is a large part of each and every student's college search. Each year at JCS, we offer a Financial Aid Workshop where a Financial Aid Director is hosted on campus, often in tandem with other admission professionals, to share about Federal, State and Institutional opportunities that are current for the upcoming academic year. This opportunity is in place to guide and support families new to the admission process to best explain the general approach to financial aid across the country. After selecting colleges to which a student will apply, a student must work with each of those colleges to find out what the financial aid processes will entail. Financial aid is a term that encompasses any scholarships, grants, or loans that will assist a student in paying for college.
The FRee Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is the most important financial application for each student to complete. This form is used at most colleges and universities nationwide to determine financial aid eligibility on an individual basis for all students. This may be submitted as early as October 1 of a student's senior year at www.fafsa.gov.
Bright Futures is a scholarship program that all Florida students may apply for based on their GPA, test scores and service hours. In order to receive this award, it is necessary that all students apply online during the senior year, meet minimum GPA and community service requirements, send SAT or ACT scores directly to a state university in Florida such as FAU or UF. The JCS Guidance team leads seniors to complete the application after it opens in October.
The William L. Boyd, IV, Effective Access to Student Education Program (EASE, formerly FRAG) program provides tuition assistance to Florida undergraduate students attending an eligible private, non-profit Florida college or university. EASE is a decentralized State of Florida program, which means that each participating institution determines application procedures, deadlines, and student eligibility.
Institutional Aid Each college or university a student applies to commonly has additional scholarships for students that may be based on academic performance, leadership experience or major selection. Talk with each college's Financial Aid office to find out more.
Outside & Endowed Scholarships Various local, national and privately endowed scholarships are also available to students. Please log in to your Navianceaccount to search available scholarship opportunities.