JCHS Financial Aid Information

Title I Event & Resources for Families

Financial Aid 101

Financial aid is essential when planning to attend college or career school; however, it can seem overwhelming. To help you in better understanding and completing the financial aid process, we have a recorded financial aid presentation for you to view from Angie Wilson who is the Outreach Representative from the Georgia Student Finance Commission. The presentation is extremely helpful, covers federal and state financial aid, and will answer many of the questions you may have now.


However, if the presentation still leaves you with questions, we will be presenting two live Zoom sessions where you will have the opportunity to ask those questions you may still have even after viewing the recorded presentation. Mrs. Carra Floyd, one of our own JCHS counselors, will be available to answer your questions to make this process easier for you.


Please see below for the RSVP button to join our live Zoom session on Tuesday, March 30th at 9:00 AM or 5:30 PM. Once you've RSVP'd, a Zoom link email will be sent to you. You will also find financial aid resources below and a link to the JCHS Course Catalog and College & Career Resources. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact us.


Your Jones County Family Engagement Coordinators-


Shelley Dunlap sdunlap@jones.k12.ga.us (478)986-3032 Ext. 1284

Melody Nebel mnebel@jones.k12.ga.us (478)986-3032 Ext. 1285

Title I Financial Aid Session for Parents

1. Welcome Parents, School Staff, and Community Members


2. Purpose of Meeting


3. Financial Aid Information


4. Questions


5. Closing and Survey

Financial Aid Presentation Recording

Click here to view the recorded Financial Aid presentation.

Title I Financial Aid Q & A Session for Parents

Tuesday, March 30th, 9am

This is an online event.

Simply use the button below to access the RSVP form for this event. An email including the Zoom link will be sent to you once you've RSVP'd.

Title I Financial Aid Q & A Session for Parents

Tuesday, March 30th, 5:30pm

This is an online event.

Simply use the button below to access the RSVP form for this event. An email including the Zoom link will be sent to you once you've RSVP'd.
Title I Financial Aid Q & A Session for Parents RSVP

Click here to RSVP for the Title I Financial Aid Session for Parents session held by Zoom on Tuesday, March 30, 2021.

JCHS Course Catalog and College & Career Resources

Click here to access a multitude of college & career resources!

The Guide to Federal Student Aid 2020-2021

Click here to access this helpful guide that will answer your questions about federal student aid.

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Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)

The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is the main application used to apply for federal or state-supported financial aid to pay for a college education. Completing and submitting the FAFSA is free, easy and provides you access to the largest source of financial aid available.

Financial aid covers expenses like tuition and fees, room and board, books and supplies, transportation and other college-related expenses. The FAFSA can be used to determine eligibility for:

  • Federal Student Aid –Pell Grants and student loans.
  • State Financial Aid – HOPE Scholarship and Grant programs.
  • Institutional Financial Aid – Institutional Scholarships offered by a college.
  • Private Financial Aid – Private Scholarships provided by businesses or other organizations.


Click HERE for the FAFSA Checklist.

What You Will Need When Completing the FAFSA

When completing the FAFSA, you will be asked various questions about income, taxes, citizenship and residency. Here is a list of documents to have available that can help make filling out the FAFSA easier.

  • Social Security number
  • Driver’s license (if any)
  • Permanent Resident Card, Resident Alien Card, or Alien Registration Receipt Card (if applicable)
  • W-2 forms and other records of money earned
  • Most recent income tax return (see the instructions on the FAFSA if the tax return has not been completed)
  • Records of child support paid
  • Records of taxable earnings from Federal Work-Study or other need-based work programs
  • Records of student grant, scholarship and fellowship aid, including AmeriCorps awards, that was included in your (or your parents’) adjusted gross income (AGI)
  • Current stock, bond, and other investment records
  • Current business and farm records
  • Current bank statements
How to Fill Out the FAFSA
FAFSA on the Web Worksheet 2020-2021

The FAFSA on the Web Worksheet provides a preview of the questions that you may be asked while completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA®) online at fafsa.gov or via the myStudentAid mobile app.

FAFSA

Click here to access the FAFSA website!

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GA Futures

Click here for all of your needs relating to college and career preparedness. Create a GAfutures account to check your HOPE GPA and find out more information on eligibility for the HOPE and Zell Miller Scholarships.

College Decision Guide

Click here to access GA Futures' College Decision Guide, Process, Requirements & Timeline.

What is a Net Price Calculator?

The Net Price Calculator is a tool for students and parents to get an estimate of what it may cost to attend a given college. Most colleges have their own Net Price Calculator that includes their specific costs. The information you receive from the calculator is a broad estimate geared primarily for first-time, full-time students and may vary from student to student depending on personal factors. It is an estimate based on cost of attendance (COA) and financial aid provided to students in a previous year (if applicable). The estimates are not binding on the colleges or the state.
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HOPE Scholarship Requirements

HOPE –

• Georgia resident

• Academic GPA of 3.0 as calculated by GSFC

• 4 rigor credits

• No SAT/ACT requirement

• College eligibility – Maintain a 3.0 GPA

• Pays roughly 75% of tuition


Zell Miller Scholarship –

• Georgia resident

• Academic GPA of 3.7 as calculated by GSFC

• 4 rigor credits

• SAT – 1200 (EBRW/M) or ACT – 26 Composite

• College eligibility – Maintain a 3.3 GPA

• Pays roughly 100% of tuition


How to apply:

• If the student only wants to receive the HOPE Scholarship , then they may complete the GSFAPP.

• If the student wants to receive HOPE in addition to Federal Aid, such as grants and/or student loans, then the student must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).

• The Financial Aid Office at the college where the student is attending will use the test scores on file to determine if the student is eligible for the Zell Miller Scholarship.

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Jones County Schools Family Engagement

Shelley Dunlap sdunlap@jones.k12.ga.us or 478-986-3032

Ext. 1284

Melody Nebel mnebel@jones.k12.ga.us or 478-986-3032

Ext. 1285