Frequently Asked Questions

Review the below Frequently Asked Questions. If you still need help, please visit our Contact Us page.

I didn’t know I could apply for Financial Aid.

It’s not too late! You can apply now by visiting There’s even an app for your phone! myStudentAid. Apply now for the 2020-2021 academic year. 

I didn’t think I would qualify for financial aid.

Many middle-income students qualify for financial aid! By submitting the FAFSA, not only are you applying for Federal aid such as the Pell grant, but you will also be considered for California State Aid such as the California College Promise Grant Fee Waiver (formerly known as the BOG fee waiver). The FAFSA application is also how need is determined for SRJC scholarships and other institutional grants.

I couldn’t access my login information for the FAFSA.

Did you know that the Federal Student Aid Commission (FSA) now has an easier login process for the FAFSA? Students can retrieve their login information with their email or cell phone number!

The application was too hard to complete.

Hands-on help is available! Contact the Financial Aid Office or use the Zoom Drop-In to speak to a financial aid representative.

Summer Hours:.

Monday through Thursday between 10-12 at this link:

Monday through Thursday 2-4 at this link:

The application takes too much time to complete.

For most students, the application can take about 30 minutes. The application can take longer if you don’t have the information you need at hand. Using the IRS Data Retrieval tool can help save time, too!

I couldn’t provide the information that was required.

Contact the Financial Aid Office for assistance. Staff can help you troubleshoot some of the less common questions or point you in the right direction to find the information you need.

Financial Aid Office: (707) 527-4471, or

Scholarship Office: (707) 527-4740, or

Veterans Affairs: (707) 527-4326, or

Can I request a payment plan?

Payment plans for registration fees totaling $50 or more may be set up under special circumstances through the SRJC Accounting Office. To learn more and to access the request form, CLICK HERE.