Free Application Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)

Steps for completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)

1. Visit

2. New students click Start Here, returning students click Log in.
-For Fall 2023, Spring 2024, Summer 2024:  Complete 2023-2024   FAFSA  (2021 taxes) 

For Fall 2024, Spring 2025, Summer 2025: Complete the 2024-2025 FAFSA (2022 taxes) – Available in December 2023.


3. Follow the directions in the application. There is a help menu if needed. Call or visit the financial aid office if you need assistance. The JSCC School code is 007687.

Is Your High School Approved?

Approved High School Accreditations for Financial Aid

Important Information

  • If your financial aid has not been awarded and ALL required documentation turned in prior to registration day, you will be responsible for payment of your tuition and books. Your financial aid is not complete until ALL documentation has been received. Notification of any missing documents will be mailed to your address on file. You can also check Self-Service by clicking here. If you have trouble logging in, click here.
  • The student financial aid program at James Sprunt Community College is administered according to the nationally accepted principle that the family (meaning parents or those acting in place of parents, the student, and/or spouse) is responsible for a student’s educational expenses*. Financial aid is available to fill the “gap” between the total cost of education and the amount the family can reasonably be expected to contribute.* Reasonable educational expenses constitute the student’s educational budget. Expenses included in the student’s educational budget are tuition and fees, room and board, books, supplies, transportation, miscellaneous personal expenses, and expenses related to maintenance of a student’s dependents.

Important Dates

FAFSA Completion Priority Dates

Fall: July 1stSpring: December 1stSummer: May 1stPriority dates are to ensure Financial Aid will be processed in time to pay tuition.

Anticipated Refund Dates

Fall 2023
September 21
October 12
November 16
Holiday classes – December 14
S/N: Students registered for late start courses may receive two separate refunds. Some students will only receive one refund. See your financial aid counselor for details.

Spring 2024
February 15
March 14
April 18
S/N: Students registered for late start courses may receive two separate refunds. Some students will only receive one refund. See your financial aid counselor for details.

Census Dates

Fall 2023
September 1

Spring 2024
January 22

*If you drop or add a course, your enrollment will increase and decrease, however, once the census date passes, your enrollment is “frozen”, meaning if you need to add a course, you will not receive any additional financial aid for that course. Therefore, you should enroll in all courses by the census date, unless paying out of pocket.

Financial Aid Appeal Deadline

Fall 2023September 1 (FA Census Date)

Spring 2024
January 22 (FA Census Date)

Office Hours:
Monday – Thursday: 8:00–5:00
Friday: 8:00–12:00

Summer Hours:
Monday – Thursday: 7:30–5:30

Contact Info

Phone: (910) 275-6379
Fax: (910) 296-1314

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