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More Information About Student Loans
Often, students need to borrow money to help with school related expenses. Typically, a student who needs to borrow to complete school is making a good investment in their future. However, many students enter into debt without a clear picture of how it will affect them in the long run.
The SRJC Financial Aid office is dedicated to student success. To help students successfully navigate the student loan process and develop a realistic educational borrowing plan, our loan application includes a “Responsible Borrowers Worksheet”.
We have workshops to assist you in defining a realistic long term borrowing plan, understanding how the 150% subsidized loan limit affects you in completing the Responsible Borrowers worksheet. Visit the Responsible Borrower's Workshop schedule for a complete list of upcoming workshops.
Ways to reduce debt: jobs, scholarships, & budget planning
It is important to understand how much it costs to live and go to school. Here is a link to the student expense budget, which defines a reasonable expectation of cost – note that many students living away from their parents may experience higher costs due to housing and transportation.
We encourage students to consider part-time employment as a way to help pay for their expenses. Please visit the SRJC Career Development Center on the Santa Rosa Campus in the Bertolini Student Center or online at www.santarosa.edu/career to explore job opportunities both on and off campus.
We also encourage students to actively search for scholarships. A little bit of effort in this area has the potential to save students hundreds or even thousands of dollars in student loan debt. Visit the Santa Rosa Junior College Scholarship office on the Santa Rosa Campus in Plover Hall, on the Petaluma Campus in Room 116, Jacobs Hall or at www.santarosa.edu/scholarship for more information.
The Student Loan Process at SRJC - Loan Process Flowchart
Santa Rosa Junior College is officially accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges