Division of Student Affairs Newsletter December 2016

Financial Aid image of computer, student planner. Has October 1, 2016 Applications Open reminder text.

IN THE SPOTLIGHT:

Financial Aid Applications Now Open  
(FAFSA and CA DREAM Act)

As you know, if you would like financial aid to help pay for college you have to apply every year. But did you know the time period to apply for aid for next school year is much earlier? You can now submit your Free Application for Federal Aid (FAFSA), or California Dream Act Application three months earlier than in previous years. The financial aid applications for the 2017-18 school year became available Oct. 1, 2016 (instead of on Jan. 1, 2017). This earlier submission date is a permanent change, enabling you to apply for aid October 1 every year.

Beginning with the 2017–18 application, students will be required to report income and tax information from an earlier tax year. For example, on the 2017–18 application, you—and your parent(s), as appropriate—will report your 2015 income and tax information, rather than your 2016 income and tax information.

How will the changes benefit me?

Because your taxes are done by the time you fill out your application, you may be able to use the IRS Data Retrieval Tool (IRS DRT) to automatically import your tax information into your application. (Learn about the IRS DRT at StudentAid.gov/irsdrt.) If you have any questions, please contact SJSU’s Financial Aid and Scholarship Office at fao@sjsu.edu or 408-283-7500.

 


 

VICE PRESIDENT FOR STUDENT AFFAIRS OFFICE

Letter from the Vice President for Student Affairs

The California State University Office of the Chancellor has announced it has launched a systemwide Food and Housing Security Study to help determine best practices for serving students. Dr. Jennifer Maguire, assistant professor of social work at Humboldt State...

Supporting Our Students: ECRT, Just In Time and CalFresh Sign-Ups!

SJSU matriculated students who are experiencing an unanticipated economic emergency, can now receive support from the Economic Crisis Response Team (ECRT). The purpose of the ECRT is to provide a coordinated response to SJSU students experiencing an...

Campus and Community Relations Office

College Day gives you ALAS Conference - A complete Success - Éxito completo!

On Nov. 5, SJSU hosted the largest, most diverse College and Career Conference in the Bay Area. SJSU President Mary Papazian, San José Mayor Sam Liccardo and Master of Ceremonies NBC Bay Area Reporter Damian Trujillo welcomed over 2,000 students and...

Coffee with a Professor: We are continuing the Coffee with a Professor program, where you can take your professors and/or teaching associates to coffee for an informal, out-of-the class conversation. There you can ask and get advice on academic or career options, learn...

 


 

CAMPUS LIFE

Associated Students

Poverty Under the Stars: To stand in solidarity with the 47 million Americans living in poverty and the 6,600 homeless people in Santa Clara County, the Cesar Chavez Community Action Center held Poverty Under the Stars on Nov. 3. SJSU community...

Focus on Finals

A calendar of events, list of study areas, and information about available support services are being compiled by Student Involvement and will soon be available at sjsu.edu/getinvolved. Two “Good Luck” stations with giveaways including...

Sharks Night

With almost 500 tickets sold, SJSU gave the San Jose Sharks hockey team the largest audience group ever! The deeply discounted tickets that were subsidized by Student Affairs along with the customized hats given to participants made this an event that...

Greek Life

The Interfraternity Council hosted a BBQ for Veterans on Nov. 11. Representatives from three of the Greek Councils came together on Veterans Day for food and games in honor of area veterans...

PRIDE Center-Queergiving

The PRIDE Center hosted over 50 students at an early Thanksgiving Feast where students enjoyed lots of food and autumn crafts in the comfort of their PRIDE Center family...

GenEC

The Gender Equity Center will be hosting its final Lunch and Learn program of the semester in honor of World AIDS Day on Dec. 8 a.m. at 1 p.m. Join GenEC for a casual lunchtime conversation on...

 


 

STUDENT SERVICES

Military and Veteran Student Services Office

The Veterans Resource Center (VRC) received a generous donation of $10,000 from the Association of Silicon Valley Brokers. This association hosted a charity golf tournament last month and...

 

Student Health Center/Wellness and Health Promotion

Flu Shots Available: Flu season is here. Reduce your risk of getting sick with the flu by getting a flu vaccine at the Student Health Center for only $9. Available by appointment or during your visit with a provider. Call 408-924-6122 to schedule an appointment...

How Do I Access Services at the Student Health Center?: Enrolled students can follow the steps below in order to access services provided by the Student Health Center...

Food Resources for SJSU Students: Wellness & Health Promotion is pleased to support three on-campus food resources: Freshest Cargo, Just in Time and CalFresh Sign-Ups. All three of the resources provide food assistance to students who qualify...

Light Therapy: Light Therapy is now available in the Student Wellness Center. It has been shown to help fight symptoms of fatigue, depression, seasonal affective disorder and sleep disorders. Come learn more about light therapy at the Wellness Lounge...

Stress-Less (Biofeedback) Tech Lab: Who thought playing computer games could help reduce stress? Come to the Wellness Lounge to learn how specially designed computer games may help to regulate your breathing and lower your stress level...

Request a Presentation: Wellness and Health Promotion has more than 50 trained Peer Health Educators available to deliver workshops on topics such as sexual wellness, violence prevention, alcohol and drugs, rest and relaxation, nutrition, and body image...

 


 

TRANSITION AND RETENTION SERVICES

First Annual Spartan Family Weekend

Begins a New SJSU Tradition

At the end of October, New Student and Family Programs welcomed parents and family members to campus for the first-ever Spartan Family Weekend. At this event, students and their families had the opportunity to learn more about the campus through tours...

 


 

ENROLLMENT SERVICES

Office of the Registrar

Registration for the spring semester is currently underway, and the enrollment unit cap is 16 units. Beginning Dec. 31, 2016, graduating seniors can register for up to 19 units as long as a graduation application was submitted by Oct. 1, 2016...

Testing Office

The next Writing Skills Test will be Feb. 4, 2017. The registration deadline is Jan. 19, 2017 with late registration beginning on Jan. 24, 2017. Students needing accommodations need to contact the Accessible Education Center prior to Jan. 4, 2017...