Summer Acceleration Tuition Assistance Program FAQ

Summer Acceleration Tuition Assistance Program FAQ

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Summer Acceleration Tuition Assistance FAQ

Program Enrollment and Eligibility

How do you enroll for this program?
Eligible students were emailed directly with information on how to apply. If you did not receive an email, you can inquire about a waitlist by emailing acceleration@jjay.cuny.edu

Who is eligible to apply?

  • The Acceleration Program for summer 2022 is open to currently enrolled John Jay undergrads who are projected to earn less than 30 credits for the academic year (fall 2021 – spring 2022).
  • Students eligible for other tuition assistance funds in the summer (such as ACE and CUSP) are not eligible for the Acceleration Program.

 

What are the program requirements?

  • Attend a summer planning session this spring.
  • Enroll in a summer undergraduate course at John Jay.
  • Receive a letter grade (A – F) for summer course.
  • Attend a minimum of 2 workshops/tutoring appointments for the summer course.
  • Enroll full-time for the fall 2022 semester at John Jay (unless graduating this summer).

 

Is there anything that will prevent me from receiving tuition assistance?

  • Students who receive a grade of “W” or “WU” will not receive a tuition assistance from Acceleration.
  • Not fulfilling all program requirements may make students ineligible to receive tuition assistance.

 

How will we be informed about workshops and tutoring? 
Students will receive regular email updates from the Acceleration Program’s Momentum Team. Correspondence will go to your John Jay email, so make sure to check it regularly. 

Will changing majors affect my ability to be a part of the program?
No, change of major forms can be submitted to Jay Express by email. The change of major will show in CUNYFirst/Degreeworks for the summer semester.

Summer Classes Options and Registration

What are my options for summer classes?
Students have the option to take courses offered at John Jay in any summer session (3W1, 5W1, 8W1, 3W2, 5W2, 3W3) .

Will all classes be online this summer?
No, the summer schedule is mostly online, but there are some hybrid and in-person classes. When searching for summer courses, make sure to check the mode of instruction closely.

What days do summer classes take place?
The number of days a summer class runs depends on the summer session. Check the course information in CUNYFirst to know what days and times a class is meeting (for synchronous online, in-person, and hybrid course), or if a class is online-asynchronous.

When am I able to register for summer courses? 
Summer registration opens April 11. 

How many classes can I take over the summer as part of the Acceleration Program?
The Acceleration Program will provide tuition assistance for one class per student. Students can take additional summer courses at their own expense.

Do study abroad courses qualify for this program?
Unfortunately, not. Qualifying courses must take place at John Jay College.  

Can I take a class at another college?
ePermit courses do not qualify for this program. Only those courses offered by John Jay College qualify.

What are the courses available to take this summer?
You can find a list of summer courses at the summer website. Click on the “Schedule of Classes” tab. 

Coverage of Tuition Costs

How is the tuition assistance applied to my tuition?
The tuition assistance provided by this program are last dollar in funds.  This means any financial aid awards for the summer will first be applied to your course tuition costs, and then the tuition assistance funds will cover any leftover bill amounts for a single course.

What does tuition assistance cover?
Acceleration tuition covers both the credit cost and normal fees of summer tuition.

What does tuition assistance NOT cover?
Course textbooks, homework programs, late fees, and program change fees are not covered by Acceleration tuition assistance.

Financial Aid Application Process

How do I file for financial aid?

  • Check out the college’s financial aid website for information on the different types of financial assistance, and updates on application deadlines.
  • The FAFSA and TAP applications can be filled out by going to the FAFSA website.

 

Is there a deadline to complete my FAFSA and TAP applications?
The Priority deadlines for the 2022-2023 FAFSA is April 30. The sooner you complete your financial aid application, the better.

Is there a separate application for summer financial aid?
No, there is not a separate application.  The 2022-2023 FAFSA application is for the entire academic year, including summer.

Can I register for classes if I have filed my FAFSA and have been chosen for verification? 

  • Yes, you should still be able to participate in the Acceleration Program. 
  • Verification documents can be emailed to Jay Express (Jayexpress@jjay.cuny.edu). Make sure the copies are legible. PDF would be preferred to images.

 

I do not qualify for financial aid, am I still able to enroll in the Acceleration Program
Financial aid ineligibility alone does not disqualify you from being eligible for tuition assistance. Please contact the Acceleration Program at acceleration@jjay.cuny.edu to speak with someone from the Momentum Team about your options.

Will using financial aid in the summer impact the amount I receive in the fall semester?
No, your financial aid allotment for summer is separate from the regular academic semester. The only way your funds for future semesters may be affected is if you have acquired a number of W/F grades, and are no longer making academic progress to graduate in four years.

Tuition Assistance Payment Process

​When will tuition assistance funds be submitted for payment?
Eligible students are submitted to the Bursar for tuition assistance payment processing after grades for the course are posted to CUNYFirst and program requirements have been verified. This can take approximately 2 weeks from the end of the class summer session. 

How long will it take for the payments to show on my summer tuition bill?
Once eligible student lists have been received by the Bursar’s Office, it can take approximately 2 months from the end of the summer semester to process.