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 Financial Aid, Scholarships & Veterans Services 
How To Apply
Step 1

 

  1. Complete the Application (FAFSA) (Applications are available every January for the following Academic year)
    What is a FAFSA?
  1. Check E-mail for Student Aid Report
    What is a SAR?

  2. Apply for Scholarships

 

Step 2

 

  1. Check status* on DELTA'S ONLINE FINANCIAL AID SYSTEM

    *A nofication to log on to the system will be sent to your Delta E-mail account.

 

Step 3

 

  1. Submit Requested Documents

 

Step 4

 

  1. Check the Awards and Messages Tabs

 

What is a FAFSA?

 



It is the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), it is completed by students annually for each academic year they want to be considered for financial aid. Applications are available every January for the upcoming academic year.

Many colleges use this application to award:

  • federal aid like Pell grant
  • Campus based aid - Work-Study, FSEOG, EOPS, Student Loans, etc..

The state uses the information to award state grants such as Cal Grants.

To begin the application process for grants, loans and work-study, you will need to complete a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).

 

Where do I get the paper FAFSA? not being used now

 


The paper FAFSA is available at local high school campuses as well as colleges, libraries, career centers and universities nationwide. You may pick up a FAFSA in our office in the DeRicco Buidling Main Lobby.

It is recommended that you complete the online application for a faster turn-around time.
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Can I apply Online? not being used now


The electronic FAFSA is available through FAFSA on the Web. You may file electronically on campus or from your home computer.

We suggest that you have the the FAFSA on the Web Worksheet completed prior to completing the FAFSA online to avoid mishaps and have your tax information close by for reference.


How do I fill it out? not being used now

 

Workshops are available for those in need of assistance completing the FAFSA on the Web Worksheet & paper FAFSA. Go to the Electronic Enrollment Services Lab to sign up for a one-on-one Financial Aid workshop.

Here are some general tips for completing the FAFSA, for a complete explanation and instructions for each section, visit the U. S. Department of Educations's Web site.

If you have questions, please call 1-800-433-3243, or 209-954-5115 or visit the Financial Aid & Veterans Services office in DeRicco Student Services Building FINANCIAL AID WINDOWS (Main Entrance Foyer).

  1. Read the instructions
  2. Complete the entire FAFSA on the Web Worksheet as accurately as possible*, Omitting information or leaving questions unanswered may cause delays.
  3. List San Joaquin Delta College as a college choice and our school code 001280.
  4. Keep a copy of your FAFSA, tax forms and any other documents you used to complete the form together for reference.
  5. Register for Selective Service if you are a male who is at least 18 years old and have not already registered.
*If you were determined independent through a previous review process, or feel you have extenuating circumstances, you must complete a Dependency Petition for review of your dependency status. Submit the completed form, two statements and any other pertinent documentation to Financial Aid & Veterans Services office for the review process in DeRicco Student Services Building FINANCIAL AID WINDOWS (Main Entrance Foyer) prior to completing your FAFSA.

When is it due? not being used now


You can file your FAFSA anytime between January 1st, preceding the academic year you will attend, and June 30th, the close of the academic year.  However, there is a priority date set by SJDC and the state if you are applying for state grants. The priority date is determined by the submission date of your FAFSA, you must submit your FAFSA before midnight of the deadline date. Generally the deadline is:
the 1st week of March between the 1st and 4th. Also see the Important Dates section of this site for the specific deadline date.
Because some of the grants have limited funding, they are awarded on a first come first serve basis, not meeting the deadline will mean you may receive less financial aid.  Financial aid is awarded on a first-come, first-served basis with priority given
to students who complete their application file by April 2 prior to the academic year.
A completed application file includes:
  1. a valid Institutional Student Information Record (ISIR, an electronic version of the Student Aid Report (SAR) that the student receives in the mail
  2. all required supporting documents.
The ISIR is sent to us if you list our college or our Title IV Institution Code (001280) on the FAFSA.


Where do I send it? not being used now


You must file your FAFSA with the federal processor, either by completing the FAFSA on the Web or by mail.

Mail your paper FAFSA to the federal processor in the envelope provided in the application booklet.

What is a SAR?


After the Department of Education processes your application, you will be sent a Student Aid Report (SAR). The SAR outlines the information you provided on the FAFSA and reports your Expected Family Contribution (EFC).

If it's been more than three weeks since you submitted your application and you haven't received anything, you can check on the status of your application at FAFSA on the Web or by calling the Federal Student Aid Information Center at:
1-800-4-FED-AID (1-800-433-3243).

What should I do with my SAR? not being used now


When you receive your SAR, review the information to ensure it is accurate and complete. If there are no corrections to the SAR, simply maintain it for your records. If corrections are necessary, you have the following options:

Make the corrections on the SAR. Sign the SAR and send both pages back to the processor at the address provided.

OR
Make the corrections online through FAFSA on the Web, even if you didn't apply using the electronic application. You will need your Department of Education PIN to access your record. Your PIN will also serve as your signature. A parental signature (PIN) is required when parental data is changed on the application. You may make changes to all information except social security number and date of birth.
OR

Bring your signed (remember parent's signature is required if your SAR contains parental information) SAR and any related documentation to the financial aid office in DeRicco Student Services Building FINANCIAL AID WINDOWS (Main Entrance Foyer).

 

How will I know what documents to submit?



Once the SJDC Financial Aid Office has received your financial aid application data from the processor, you will receive an e-mail from us notifying you to log into Delta's Online Financial Aid System.

To find out what forms are required to complete your file click on the Documents tab, download the forms by going to the Forms tab.


 



Who do I submit the documents to? not being used now


Bring (DeRicco Student Services Building FINANCIAL AID WINDOWS (Main Entrance Foyer)) or mail any requested documents and completed forms to the Financial Aid office,.  Once we have reviewed your file and determine your eligibility you will receive an award notice sent to your Delta College e-mail address.

If you wish to mail in your documents and any other requested information, you may do so by mailing them to the following address:

San Joaquin Delta College
Financial Aid & Veterans Services Box: #111
5151 Pacific Avenue
Stockton, CA 95207

If you have questions, please visit our office in DeRicco Student Services Building FINANCIAL AID WINDOWS (Main Entrance Foyer), or call:
209-954-5115


When are the documents due? Is there a deadline? not being used now


April 2*, prior to the academic year you will attend is the priority deadline for submitting requested file documentation to SJDC (to complete your file).

If you submit the documents after the priority date you will be considered a late applicant and are less likely to receive certain grants due to funding limitations.

*It is important to submit your FAFSA before March 2nd each year in order to meet the SJDC priority deadline.


When will I receive my Award Notice & Payment Schedule?


Once you have submitted the requested documents, your file is reviewed and your financial need is determined, an Award Notice will be e-mailed to you, you will be directed to Delta's Online Financial Aid System where you will log in using your Delta ID & PIN to access your Award Information and Payment Schedule.

When you receive your Award Notice depends on the date you completed your file, the accuracy of the information you've provided and whether you've been selected for verification.



What does the Award Notice Tell Me? not being used now


When you receive your financial aid Award Notice, READ it carefully, including the TERMS OF OFFER and the Satisfactory Academic Progress Guidelines. Failure to abide by the Satisfactory Academic Progress Guidelines will result in Warning or termination (disqualification) of the aid offer.

The Award Notice will direct you to Delta's Online Financial Aid System to view your financial aid awards and payment schedule.
Note also that your Payment Schedule will indicate the dates the checks will be mailed to you and not the actual dates you receive your financial aid checks in the mail.


Your Financial Aid check(s) will be mailed to you at the address you have on file in the Admissions and Records Office. If it is not correct, you must submit a Change of Address in DeRicco Student Services Building FINANCIAL AID WINDOWS (Main Entrance Foyer) or e-mail your change of address to the Office of Financial Aid & Veterans Services.
CHECKS WILL NOT BE FORWARDED.



What if Delta's Online Financial Aid System doesn't show a Payment Schedule for me?


If a Payment Schedule portion does not appear on your Award Section of Delta's Online Financial Aid System , more than likely you have only been awarded an award which doesn't require direct disbursement to you.

Such an award or grant may be in the form of an Ennoblement Fee Waiver which is paid directly to the Admissions, Records and Registration Office.


Keeping Your Financial Aid Eligibility not being used now


Each semester, your academic transcript will be reviewed to check your progress toward your academic objective. Students who fail to meet minimum satisfactory academic progress as detailed in the Terms of Offer and Financial Aid Academic Progress Guidelines will be placed on Financial Aid Warning. Failure to make progress during two consecutive semesters could disqualify a student from receiving any further assistance.

Students must also complete their academic objective within an allowable time frame. Generally students who are eligible to receive financial aid will continue to do so until they reach the 90 unit maximum.

Students must reapply for financial aid every academic year. It is not automatically renewed.



Loss of Financial Aid Eligibility not being used now


Loss of Financial Aid Eligibility, indicates that you are currently not eligible receive financial aid funding.

Students who fail to meet minimum satisfactory academic progress (completing at least 67% of the units attempted with a cumulative C average) as detailed in the Terms of Offer and Financial Aid Satisfactory Academic Progress Guidelines during two consecutive semesters are disqualified resulting in the loss of financial aid eligibility.

Students must also complete their academic objective within an allowable time frame. Generally students who are eligible to receive financial aid will continue to do so until they reach the 90 unit maximum at the community college level.


Regaining your Financial Aid Eligibility not being used now


Once financial aid has been denied for lack of satisfactory progress, a student may be removed from Financial Aid Disqualification status and placed on Financial Aid Warning (eligible to receive financial aid funds) status based on one of the following:
  1. Completing a semester in which ALL the following conditions are met:
    • A minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0 or greater is achieved for the semester.
    • Units completed represent at least 67% of the units attempted.
  2. Submitting an appeal to the Director of Financial Aid or designee. Appeal applications must be submitted to the Financial Aid Office in DeRicco Student Services Building FINANCIAL AID WINDOWS (Main Entrance Foyer).
After financial aid has been denied due to completion of 90 units, a student may request re-evaluation by submitting an appeal to the Director of Financial Aid and Veteran's Services or designee. Appeal applications maybe obtained through the Financial Aid Office or download the Appeal application on this web site.

Students may appeal both Financial Aid Warning and Financial Aid Disqualification if there were unusual or mitigating circumstances that affected the student's ability to make progress. For details on allowable considerations to reinstate financial aid eligibility please download the SAP Guidelines.

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San Joaquin Delta College
5151 Pacific Ave
Stockton, California 95207
(209) 954-5151

 

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