Availability of Financial Aid at Jefferson College

Jefferson College students are eligible for participation in the following financial aid programs:

Federal Title IV Programs
Federal Pell Grant Program
Federal Supplemental Education Opportunity Grant Program (SEOG)
Federal Direct Stafford Loan Program (Subsidized and Unsubsidized)
Federal Work-Study Program

For more information on the programs listed above, visit the college’s website  financial aid page or obtain a print version from the Student Financial Services Office.  

For a list of selection criteria visit the Grant, Loan, SEOG, or Federal Work-study program page.

To apply for need-based aid, including grants, loans and work-study, complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), annually. Be sure the list the Jefferson College Title IV School Code, 002468, on your application.  Upon completing the FAFSA, separate applications are required for the Federal Stafford Loan and Work-Study Programs.

When possible, students should use unaltered IRS data imported into the FAFSA using the IRS data transfer feature on the FAFSA.

Repeat Coursework Policy
In order to receive federal financial aid funds for a repeat course, a previously passed course may be repeated only ONE time and the student may receive Title IV federal funds for a repeated course only one time. Subsequent repeats will not be counted in the student's enrollment level for Title IV funds.

A course is considered passed if the student receives a grade of D or better. If the student does not receive a passing grade, there is no limit on the number of attempts. A student may repeat a failed or withdrawn course until it is passed. However, a student who earns a passing grade in a course and chooses to retake the course a second time, earning a grade of "F", may not take the course a third time. On the contrary, a student who earns a passing grade in a course and chooses to retake the course a second time earning a grade of "W" may retake the course a third time. 

All repeat courses affect financial aid satisfactory academic progress calculations. A repeated course along with the original attempt will be counted as attempted credits.

State of Missouri Programs
Access Missouri Program
Missouri Bright Flight Scholarship
A+ Schools Program
Marguerite Ross Barnett Scholarship

For more information on the programs listed above, visit the college’s website financial aid page or visit the Missouri Department of Higher Education website. 

To apply for State of Missouri programs, students are required to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) annually. Upon completing the FAFSA, separate applications are required for the Marguerite Ross-Barnett Scholarship. The State of Missouri financial aid deadline is April 1 prior to the award year.

Jefferson College Programs
Board of Trustees Scholarships
Institutional Scholarships
Jefferson College Foundation, Inc. Scholarships

For more information on the program listed above, visit the college’s website financial aid page or obtain a copy of the Jefferson College Application for Scholarships from the Student Financial Services Office.

Scholarships are awarded to students in two categories:

  1. Continuing and non-traditional students – June 1, Annual Deadline

  2. Recent high school graduates – March 1, Annual Deadline

Students may still submit the scholarship application after one of these deadlines, as scholarship awards are made throughout the entire award year. However, first consideration will be given to students who have submitted the application by the deadline.

The Cost of Attendance at Jefferson College
Tuition, technology fees, and facility usage fees are assessed on a per credit hour basis. If lab fees are required for a specific course, they are disclosed in the semester schedule of courses.

2013-2014 Tuition and Fees*
(*subject to change by the Board of Trustees)

Residency Status
District Resident

Credit Hour Charge 
  $95.00           

Out-of-District/In-State  $143.00
Out-of-District/Out-of-State 
Technology Fee:   
 $190.00
    $3.00

2013-2014 Financial Aid Budgets

The budgets below represent the average cost of attendance incurred by full-time in-district Jefferson College students and are used to determine eligibility for need-based financial aid. Alternative budgets are used for out-of-district, out-of-state, Level I Nursing, Radiologic Technology, and LEA students.

When less than full-time, budgets are reduced to reflect a lower cost of attendance due to the student's enrollment status (3/4 time, 1/2 time, and less than 1/2 time).

 

Full-Time With Parents Budget 

 

 

Tuition & Fees

2,964.00

 

Books & Supplies

1,200.00

 

Technology

   500.00

 

Room & Board

2,331.00

 

Personal & Transportation

3,438.00

 

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________

 

TOTAL

10,433.00

 

 

 

 

Full-Time Without Parents Budget 

 

 

Tuition & Fees

2,964.00

 

Books & Supplies

1,200.00

 

Technology

   500.00

 

Room & Board

6,903.00

 

Personal & Transportation

3,438.00

 

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_________

 

TOTAL

15,005.00

 

 

 

 

Full-Time On-Campus Housing Budget 

 

 

Tuition & Fees

2,964.00

 

Books & Supplies

1,200.00

 

Technology

   500.00

 

Room & Board

5,121.00

 

Personal & Transportation

1,695.00

 

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TOTAL

11,480.00

 

 

 

Special Programs
Students enrolled in the Bi-Level Nursing program, Radiologic Technology program, and the Law Enforcement Academy (LEA) will have tuition/fees adjusted according to their program of study. Specific fee information is listed on the Career and Technical Education page.

Net Price Calculator
Jefferson College is pleased to provide the following Student Aid Net Price Calculator as a guide for early stages of financial planning for college. The calculator will provide an estimate of grant and scholarship aid available based upon student characteristics. Please note, this calculator is for estimates only.


Return of Federal Title IV Grant and Loan Assistance

Under certain conditions, students are obligated to return federal Title IV grant and/or loan assistance.  Jefferson College is required to abide by the federal regulations. The current revisions and requirements of the federal law are maintained in the Student Financial Services Office, first floor of the Student Center building. Students may obtain copies of this information from the Student Financial Services Office or by downloading a copy of the Jefferson College Return of Title IV Funds brochure from the Financial Aid Forms and Publications page.  


Federal Stafford Loan Program Deferment Options

Students who have obtained a Federal Stafford Loan are eligible for deferment of the repayment of the principal and interest of the loan, providing they are enrolled at least half-time at a Title IV eligible institution. In addition, a student may request one of the following options if they are experiencing difficulty repaying student loans: 

Deferment:  Permission to postpone payments.
Forbearance:  Permission to postpone or lower monthly payments if you do not qualify for a deferment.
Consolidation:  Obtaining a new loan to pay off your student loans in full.
Alternative Payment Plans:  A graduated, income-sensitive or extended repayment plan.

None of the above options are automatic.  Borrowers should contact the loan holder and apply, usually in writing.  Full, on-time payments should be made until written approval has been received from the lender.


Student Loan Code of Conduct
To avoid any conflict of interest, Jefferson College strictly adheres to the Jefferson College Student Loan Code of Conduct.  A copy of the code may be downloaded from the Financial Aid Forms and Publications page.  


Year Round Pell Policy
Due to federal budget cuts, Congress rescinded year-round Pell Grants. Therefore, summer Pell Grant funds will only be available to students who did not exhaust 100% of their Pell Grant awards during the preceding fall and spring semester.

12-13 Gainful Employment Disclosures for Certificate Programs:
Accounting Technology
Automotive Technology
Business Information Technology - Legal Professional
Business Information Technology - Medical Professional
Business Information Technology - Administrative Professional
Business Information Technology - Administrative Support Specialist
Business Management
Computer Information Systems - Graphic/Web Developer
Computer Information Systems - Computer Support Option
Computer Integrated Manufacturing
Criminal Justice
Culinary Arts - One Year Certificate
Culinary Arts - Two Year Certificate
Early Childhood Education
Emergency Medical Technology
Fire Science Technology
Heating, Refrigeration, Air Conditioning
Heating, Refrigeration, Air Conditioning - Installer Option
Heating, Refrigeration, Air Conditioning - Technician Option
Practical Nursing - Day Program (One-Year Completion)
Practical Nursing - Evening/Weekend Program (Two-Year Completion)
Welding Technology

Last Updated ( Friday, 31 January 2014 )