Financial Aid

Parents and students are invited to the next "Parent Talk" event to meet with Ryan McNamara, The Financial Aid Coordinator from CVCC on Thursday, February 15, 2024 at 7:00 p.m.  Mr. McNamara will be at JFHS to answer any questions concerning financial aid and/or assist in completing your FAFSA application. Please sign up here if you're interested in attending this very informative meeting for any college-bound seniors.

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Completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA®) form allows you to be considered for federal student aid. In addition, states and colleges use FAFSA information to award their own grants, scholarships, and loans. But, since aid is limited, you have to meet the deadlines! Check out the Federal Student Aid website for more information. 


  • Prior-Prior Year (PPY) Tax Information: The 2024-2025 FAFSA will use 2022 tax information for students and their families to determine eligibility for federal student aid. They should ensure that this information is completed and accessible.
  • All students and parents contributing to the FAFSA will need a FSA ID. If they don't already have one, they can go here to create an account.

Changes to FAFSA for 2024-2025 Application


What You Need to Know About Financial Aid

For more info on loans, scholarships and life after high school:

FAFSA Assistance Available for High School Seniors

FAFSA completion rates are down in Virginia almost 10% from this time last year. To address this urgent need for students and families in Virginia, Virginia College Access Network (VirginiaCAN) and the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia (SCHEV) are partnering on a statewide effort. Four college access organizations have banded together to offer one-on-one FAFSA assistance. 

Starting March 15th, students and families can go to (Links to an external site.)

Schedule a meeting, and you will be connected with an access provider from Access College Foundation, ECMC’s The College Places, GReat Aspirations Scholarship Program (GRASP), the Virginia Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators (VASFAA), or the Virginia College Advising Corps (VCAC).

Though the service is open to all, we especially want to help low-income, underrepresented, and first-generation students in particular.  This is a first-time collaboration of these organizations meant to address disproportionate effects of the pandemic.