Financial Aid Application Procedure

Otero Junior College


All students applying for financial assistance must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid. Applicants for financial assistance are not considered until they have completed all admission requirements and have been issued an official notice of admission to the college

The deadline date for submitting applications for financial assistance is June 30, 2019 for Academic Year 2018-19 and June 30, 2020 for Academic Year 2019-20. Students who are seeking financial assistance are urged to submit their completed applications well in advance of the anticipated semester of registration.

Requests for additional information can be obtained by writing to the Director of Financial Aid, Otero Junior College, 1802 Colorado Avenue, La Junta, CO 81050 or by calling 719-384-6834.

Student Hourly Employment

About one-third of the students enrolled at Otero Junior College work part-time in the community to help pay their expenses. A limited number of jobs are available on the campus.


Otero Junior College is approved for veteran training and works with the Veterans Administration and the Colorado Department of Veterans Affairs to help student veterans who enroll at the College. Veterans need to submit all records of previous education and training to the Student Services Center within one semester of enrollment or risk losing educational benefits. For more information contact the OJC Veterans' Certifying Official in the Student Services Center or call 719-384-6949.

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