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Financial Aid

The Office of Student Financial Services is dedicated to providing you the highest level of service as we guide you through the financial aid process and assist you in meeting the costs of receiving a quality JAVĿ¼ education.

Financing a college education is no small task. At JAVĿ¼, we realize that your financial situation is unique. That's why we are committed to providing the highest level of guidance and service to you.

Financing a college education is no small task. At JAVĿ¼, we realize that your financial situation is unique. That's why we are committed to providing the highest level of guidance and service to you.

At any time during the financial aid process, please do not hesitate to contact our office if you have questions. We are here to help!

Applying for Aid

The financial aid process may seem daunting, but it doesn't need to be. Follow our step-by-step instructions on how to apply for financial aid and you'll be on your way to affording a JAVĿ¼ education.

Cost of Attendance

View a breakdown of the cost of attendance for undergraduate and graduate students.

Types of Financial Aid

Learn about the different types of financial aid including scholarships, grants, loans, work study, and veteran's benefits.

Connect with Student Financial Services

Questions about financial aid, scholarships, cost of attendance, or your student bill? We are here to help! Call us at (585) 385-8042 or send an email to sfs@sjf.edu to get your questions answered.

Accepted Undergraduate Students

Learn how to view and print your financial aid package, get descriptions of financial aid awards, and more on our Financial Aid Information for New Undergraduate Students page.

Financial Aid Announcements

Running out of Meal Swipes?

You can now recharge your meal plan. You can purchase swipes in packs of 5 or 10 to get you through the end of the semester.  can be purchased by credit card, and they are tax-free like your current plan. Use the  to purchase additional meal swipes. After your purchase, it will take up to 24 business hours to show on your account.

Cardinal Cash can also be used at all dining locations. Use the GET Mobile App to add funds. Cardinal Cash funds carry over from semester to semester and year to year as long as you remain a student. 

Spring 2024 Semester Student Bills Available on Fish 'R' Net

Spring semester student bills are now available on >Payment & Billing > JAVĿ¼Pay. The current account status will display the current balance due and the most recent charges at the top with any anticipated aid at the bottom. Statement history will display all of the statements that have been generated with the due date reflected in the top right corner of the statement. The statements are a snapshot of the student account on the date it was generated. For real-time information, please be sure to view the current account status.

Federal Work-Study Positions

Available Federal Work-Study positions are posted on . Work-Study awards are offered to students with financial need. Students are paid at an hourly rate and receive paychecks every two weeks for the hours worked. Work-Study will not be credited to the student's account.

Sign Up for Direct Deposit

Sign up for direct deposit today on under the Payment & Billing section. Direct deposit allows you to receive your credit balance in the fastest way possible. Please note that any student without direct deposit information on file and a credit balance will have their check mailed to the mailing address JAVĿ¼ has on file. Checks will not be available for pick up on campus. You can check your address on under the Personal Information section. Credit balance refunds begin the second week of classes each semester. You will be notified via email if you have a refund and when it has processed.

Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)

The 2023-2024 FAFSA can still be completed at  for students attending summer 2023, fall 2023, and/or spring 2024. Students and parents (if applicable) will use 2021 tax information on the 2023-2024 FAFSA.

Students attending summer 2024, fall 2024, and/or spring 2025 will complete the 2024-2025 FAFSA available in December 2023.

JAVĿ¼'s Federal School Code is 002821.

Federal Loan Repayment Pause and Student Debt-Relief Plan

Congress recently passed a law preventing further extensions of the payment pause. Student loan interest will resume starting September 1, 2023, and payments will be due starting in October. Borrowers will be notified well before payments restart. 

Visit Student  for more information. 

Enhanced Tuition Award (ETA) Update

After careful review of the ETA Program, JAVĿ¼ has chosen not to participate for the 2023-24 academic year. We intend to review this option annually. It has been central to our mission to provide access to all students, and that remains a priority. We will continue to leverage our institutional resources as well as other state and federal resources to aid our students and to make a JAVĿ¼ education affordable.

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