Federal Work-Study: Provides part-time jobs on campus and in the community for needy students. Students must apply for the Federal Pell, but may be awarded work-study even if he/she does not qualify for Pell. Awards are made on first-come, first-serve basis. Job placement will be to campus openings first.
Federal Pell Grant: A federally-funded gift aid to undergraduate students who have not earned a bachelor's or professional degree. Students receiving a Pell Grant should apply for aid on an annual basis. Applications are available in the Public Library, local high schools and through the JDCC financial aid office.
Federal Supplemental Opportunity Grant: Program for undergraduate students with exceptional need. Priority is given to the most needy Pell-eligible students. No separate application is required.
The Application Process
Students may file the Free Application for Federal Student Aid with the College or it may be filed on the web. To complete the application on the web, access the U. S. Department of Education's web site at www.fafsa.ed.gov . (The Title IV institution code for JDCC is 001021). Income information must be provided and the application must be signed. A signature page must be printed and mailed to validate the electronic application process or a pin number for student and/or parent may be used. During the application process, submitted data will be matched with the social security, selective service and immigration data bases.
Male students are required to register with the Selective Service System between the ages of 18 and 25. This requirement is in effect for admission as well as financial aid.
Help is Available
Assistance is available for filing necessary financial aid forms. Financial Aid office hours are Monday -Thursday, 8 a.m. until 5 p.m.; Fridays, 8 a.m. until 3:30 p.m. Please call for an appointment at 251-809-1511 or 368-8118. Vanessa Kyles, financial aid director, Delinda Hurry, financial aid officer, or Kim Fleming, financial aid assistant will be glad to assist you. Students should bring income information from the most recently completed tax filing year to get help with completing the required forms. Income information includes federal income tax returns for the student and his/her spouse or parents and proof of untaxed income in the form of social security, child support, AFDC, etc.
Atmore Campus Hours
Financial Aid Staff are on the Atmore campus each Tuesday and Thursday.
If a student's records are selected for verification by the Department of Education, he/she will be notified by mail and asked to provide documentation of income, family size and number of people in college. Any other information unique to that student will also be indicated and collected at that time.
Requesting IRS Tax Documentation: Effective with the 2012-13 award year, the U. S. Department of Education has partnered with the IRS to provide transcripts of filed tax returns. Students and their parents are required to request a tax transcript for financial aid verification. You may request a transcript by calling 1-800-908-9946, or by going to the IRS website, or by completing the IRS form 4506-T. Don’t delay, because it will take between 5 and 10 days for the transcript to come back to your home. Please mail or bring a copy of the tax return transcript to the financial aid office to complete your verification.
IRS web requests – how to: www.irs.gov on the home page under tools: click on “Order a Return or Account Transcript”
1. Go to 3 “Go Get Your Transcript” click on the order a transcript link (tax return transcript)
2. Enter Social Security Number of Primary Tax Payer
3. Enter Date of Birth of Primary Tax Payer
4. Enter Street Address (mailing address as it appears on income tax return)
5. Enter Zip Code, then press enter
6. It will acknowledge your request or tell you if there is a problem
If there is a problem with requesting the transcript on-line, please print the screen and bring it in to financial aid office.
Students are normally given two weeks to provide the requested information. The college will not accept information for the current award after the student is no longer enrolled with the college or thirty days before the end of the summer term of the out-going year.
If the changes during the verification process affect eligibility, you will be notified in writing as soon as the updated information is received from the processor. Students and/or their parents will be able to review the changes that the financial aid office made as a result of verification if they so desire.
Other Resources of Interest
Students are encouraged to use all resources possible in securing financial aid assistance. A great deal of information may be accessed in an electronic form by following the links below.
There's also information on HOPE Scholarships and other education tax credits and provisions, as well as links to other higher education resources for students. Kentucky Higher Education www.kheaa.com A guarantee agency for the state of Alabama. This site provides numerous links for students and parents and also gives access to Getting In, the college resource for high school seniors. Students can use Getting In to compare colleges in Alabama on a head-to-head basis.
Alternative Loan Program
Jefferson Davis Community College does not participate in the Federal Family Educational Loan Program (FFELP), but does offer students the possibility of seeking loan funds through companies which offer alternative loans. The interest rate is different and other rules apply. Students are encouraged to access the company's website to get the most current information about the program. The first company is Wells Fargo Bank 1-800-467-5286 www.wellsfargo.com which offers the Student loan for Career and Community Colleges. Sallie Mae 1-888-272-5543 www.salliemae.com offers the Smart Option Student Loan.