Financial Aid Night – 11/13/19Register Here
The financial aid office is committed to providing you with courteous and friendly customer service. We are excited about the opportunity to assist you with finding resources to fund your college career at Johnson College.
It has become increasingly apparent that financial aid is a necessity for almost everyone attending college today. Johnson College is sensitive to this challenge.
Johnson College views financing higher education as a partnership between the student and his/her family, the state and federal governments, and the institution. Our staff members from the financial aid office and the admissions office will be happy to work with you to help plan your education, evaluate the costs, and apply for financial assistance. It is our hope that together this partnership will make it financially feasible to fulfill our mission to prepare a student for a successful future.
94-97% of the Johnson College student body receives some form of financial aid (2013-2014 Academic Year Statistics). Each student’s financial situation is individually assessed after a thorough review of financial information submitted by each applicant’s family. In order to begin the financial aid application process, the federal government requires you to complete the FAFSA.
The Federal School Code for Johnson College is 014734.
- Staff & Office Hours
Office Staff: Office Hours: Director of Financial Aid and Certifying Veterans Official
Monday – Friday: 8:00AM to 4:30PM Financial Aid Advisor
*Serving Johnson College students with last names A-M
3427 North Main Ave.
Scranton PA 18508
Financial Aid Advisor
*Serving Johnson College students with last names N-Z
- Federal & State Grants
Johnson College participates in Federal and State grant programs. The following is a comprehensive list of the Grants usually awarded:
The Pell Grant is a need-based grant offered to eligible undergraduate students enrolled in a degree-seeking program. Eligibility is based on a formula established each year by the Federal Government as well as the student’s enrollment status. Full-time Pell grant amounts can change annually. For 2019–20 (July 1, 2019 to June 30, 2020), the award amount is up to $6,196.
Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG)
Offered to enrolled full-time students with exceptional need and is based on available funding levels. Preference is given to Federal Pell Grant recipients in accordance with the guidelines established by the Federal government and the Financial Aid Office. Federal SEOG grants range from $100 to $4,000. The Financial Aid Office determines award eligibility.
It should be noted that this grant may be eliminated with the approval of the Stop Gap Spending Bill.
Renewable, need-based grant for Pennsylvania residents. The FAFSA is the application with a filing deadline of May 1. Estimated eligibility is listed on the award letter. Final determination of the grant amounts is made by PHEAA, who will notify students of their eligibility beginning in mid-May.
PENNSYLVANIA TARGETED INDUSTRY PROGRAM GRANT (PA-TIP)
Johnson College students enrolled in one-year certificate programs may qualify. The program, which is funded and administered by PHEAA, provides awards to students enrolled in programs of study in the following career areas:
•Advanced Materials and Diversified Manufacturing
•Agriculture and Food Production
PA-TIP provides need-based awards up to the equivalent of the maximum State Grant award (currently $4,378)*, or 75% of the student’s total direct educational costs after gift aid and employers aid whichever is less. Awards can be used to cover tuition, books, fees, supplies, and specific living expenses. More information can be found through PHEAA.
- Video Resources
Incoming Students and Parents: Financial aid is available to those who qualify. If you don’t fill out the FAFSA form,you could be missing out on a lot of financial aid!
Please use the videos below to assist you with the financial aid process. Each video will walk you through the steps of acquiring financial aid through the Free Application for Student Financial Aid (FAFSA) website. Once you have viewed the videos, the information can be filled out at https://fafsa.ed.gov. Have questions? Use our resources on the right to reach out to the Financial Aid Department for assistance.
FAFSA®Tips for Parents
Creating an FSA ID
To apply for aid online you must apply for a Federal Student Aid (FSA) ID. The FSA ID is a username and password has replaced the Federal Student Aid Pin and is used to log into certain U.S. Department of Education websites. This ID confirms your identity when you access your financial aid information and electronically sign Federal Student Aid documents.
How to fill out the FAFSA®
Determining Dependency Status
The FAFSA questions ask for information about you (your name, date of birth, address, etc.) and about your financial situation. Depending on your circumstances, you might need your Social Security number, your parents’ Social Security number, your driver’s license number, and/or tax returns. All applicants for federal student aid are considered either “independent” or “dependent.” Dependent students are required to include information about their parents on the FAFSA. If you have questions about your dependency status or need more information, please visit https://studentaid.ed.gov/sa/fafsa/filling-out/dependency
- Other Financial Aid Links
*Special Conditions: In some instances, the Financial Aid Office can consider special circumstances (such as job loss) that are not reflected by information provided on the FAFSA. Contact the Financial Aid Office for the appropriate Professional Judgment forms. You will be required to submit supporting documentation before your situation is reviewed.
For more information about Financial Aid, please contact the Financial Aid office. Paper copies of all information can be made available upon request.