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Paris Junior College Students with COVID-19 Loss of Income Need New FAFSA

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Many people have experienced a loss of income due to the COVID-19 pandemic, and Paris Junior College is currently working to process income changes related to the disaster.


PJC students with such an income loss, who plan to attend during this summer or fall needs to complete the appropriate FAFSA at www.fafsa.gov. Students should follow the instructions on the application.


Once complete, the student should email a COVID-19 Change of Income request to [email protected], submitting the required information. This will allow PJC to make the income adjustments to reflect the current income.


Those students who already have a Zero Estimated Family Income (EFC) from an already processed FAFSA do not need to make any changes, as they are receiving the maximum financial aid available.


“We encourage students to act now to prevent processing delays,” said PJC Financial Aid Director Linda Slawson.


Paris Junior College — located in Paris, Texas, about 100 miles northeast of Dallas — has been a part of the Lamar County community since 1924.

Paris Junior College offers Associate in Arts, Associate in Science and Associate in Applied Science degrees, as well as Certificates of Proficiency in technical/workforce fields. The college has expanded its academic curriculum through the years to encourage associate degree and university transfer candidates. Since establishing its first vocational program — jewelry and watchmaking in 1942 — the college has been aggressive in adding technical/workforce programs that will benefit students entering the workforce.

The campus of 54 tree-shaded acres includes 20 major buildings and residence halls and provides students a unique and pleasant environment for learning.

Paris Junior College also operates centers in Sulphur Springs, Texas, and in Greenville, Texas.

Vision

To be the educational provider of choice for the region.

Mission

Paris Junior College is a comprehensive community college serving the region’s educational and training needs while strengthening the economic, social and cultural life of our diverse community.

Author: Matt Janson

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