All U.S. citizens and eligible non-U.S. citizens applying to JBU should file the FAFSA.
Even if you think you won't get anything in the form of federal aid, you should still file the FAFSA. JBU offers its own need-based aid based on your FAFSA results. The FAFSA is also required to determine work-study eligibility and for some state scholarships, like the Arkansas Academic Challenge Scholarship.
If you are a U.S. citizen living abroad, please review these important notes.
Applying sooner rather than later is in your best interest. The 2022–2023 FAFSA (which is for the school year beginning with the Fall 2022 semester) becomes available on October 1, 2021.
The sooner you file, the sooner JBU can send you a financial aid offer. Also, some federal aid (like the Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant) is offered on a first-come, first-served basis.
To send your results to JBU, add JBU to your FAFSA form on the School Selection page. You may search for us by name or use our school code (001100). If you have already submitted your FAFSA, you will need to log in to the FAFSA form, select "Make FAFSA Corrections" and then navigate to the School Selection page. View more information about adding schools to your FAFSA.
Once you complete the FAFSA, you will receive your Student Aid Report (SAR) via email. The SAR will contain your EFC (Expected Family Contribution). Please review the FAFSA for accuracy and make corrections as necessary. You will need to resubmit the FAFSA after making corrections.
It usually takes the Financial Aid Office about 3-5 business days to receive FAFSA submissions. The JBU Financial Aid Office will email you if we have any questions or need you to take any further action with your FAFSA.