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.
Financial Aid Night
The Financial Aid office is hosting a question and answer session for students and families interested in learning more about financial aid. This virtual event will take place on Monday, November 16th from 6pm to 7pm. This event is free and open to the public. Learn more here.
Be Essential Grant
Johnson College students are invited to apply for the ‘Be Essential’ Grant. This non-renewable grant is available for this academic year only to qualified students who complete the application here. The deadline to apply is November 6th!
- Must be a matriculating Johnson College student for the Fall 2020 Semester
- Have an unpaid balance on their student account
- 80% attendance record with no SA
- 2.5 GPA as of Fall 2020 Midterm grading
- All necessary Financial Aid documentation must already been completed
- Fill out the application here.
- Staff & Office Hours
- 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
- Student CARES Act Required Reporting
As part of the CARES Act funding from the US Dept. of Education, Johnson College has signed a Certificate of Agreement assuring that the institution will use no less than 50 % of the funds received under Section 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act to provide Emergency Financial Aid Grants to students.
The College has also signed a Certificate of Agreement assuring that the institution may use up to 50 % of the funds received under Section 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act to provide Emergency Relief for the Institution to cover any costs associated with significant changes to the delivery of instruction due to the coronavirus so long as such costs do not include payment to contractors for the provision of pre-enrollment recruitment activities, including marketing and advertising; endowments; or capital outlays associated with facilities related to athletics, sectarian instruction or religious worship (collectively referred to as “Recipient’s Institutional Costs”.
In total, Johnson College has received $559,569 in grant funding from the Department pursuant to the College’s Certification and Agreement for both Emergency Financial Aid to Students and Institutional Support.
As of September 30, 2020, $261,800 has been distributed in Emergency Financial Aid Grants to Johnson College students under Section 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act.
410 students at Johnson College are eligible to participate in programs under Section 484 in Title IV of the Higher Education Act of 1965 and thus eligible to receive Emergency Financial Aid Grants under Section 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act for expenses related to the disruption of campus operations due to coronavirus (including eligible expenses under a student’s cost of attendance such as food, housing, course materials, technology, health care, and child care). As of September 30, 2020, 372 of students have received an Emergency Financial Aid Grant under Section 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act.
The CARES Act grants are available in amounts up to a maximum of $750 for full-time students and $350 for part-time students. In order to receive CARES Act support, students must be U.S. citizens and eligible to receive Title IV federal financial aid, normally supported through filing the FAFSA. Students must attest to the need for the grant for the purposes required by the law. All current full-time and part-time students may apply. Please note that these grants may be subject to federal and state income tax.
To apply for the CARES Act grant, please fill out the application here. Once the application is completed, Johnson College will issue CARES Act grants by paper check within five (5) business days. Checks will be mailed to the student address on file. Students, if you need to update your address, please do so before filling out the application. You may update your address by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Institutional CARES Act Required Reporting
*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.