Helpful Resources

 

Types of Financial Aid

 

Grants

financial aid that typically does not have to be repaid, usually based on income and/or financial need – called “need-based”

 

Federal grants:

 

Federal Pell Grant – apply using the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) – www.fafsa.gov

 

Federal Supplemental Education Opportunity Grant (SEOG) – apply using the FAFSA – limited funds, so apply early

 

State grants:

 

Tennessee Student Assistance Award – apply using the FAFSA – limited funds, so apply early. More information may be found at www.collegepaystn.com

 

Helping Heroes Grant – has an online application with the Tennessee Student Assistance Corporation – for select veterans – limited funding. More information may be found at www.collegepaystn.com

 

Foster Child Tuition Grant – identified through the Department of Children’s Services. More information may be found at www.collegepaystn.com

 

Scholarships - financial aid that does not typically have to be repaid, based on educational criteria, called “merit-based”

 

Institutional:

 

Foundation scholarships – limited funds, March 15th deadline. More information may be found at http://www.jscc.edu/financial-aid/scholarships.html

 

Access and Diversity scholarship – limited funds. More information may be found at http://www.jscc.edu/financial-aid/scholarships.html

 

Athletic scholarships - awarded through the Athletic Department. More information may be found at http://www.jscc.edu/financial-aid/scholarships.html

 

Disability Services scholarship – for students with documented disabilities. More information may be found at http://www.jscc.edu/financial-aid/scholarships.html

 

State scholarships:

 

Lottery based – There are several different merit based scholarships offered through the Tennessee Student Assistance Corporation with merit based factors, application is the FAFSA. More information may be found on http://www.tn.gov/collegepays/mon_college/lottery_scholars.htm

 

TN Promise – last dollar scholarship opportunity offered the Tennessee Student Assistance Corporation, has application on TSAC’s website, EARLY deadlines. More information may be found at http://www.tnpromise.gov/

 

Outside scholarships:

 

These are scholarships offered by entities other than the institution and/or government. This can be from churches, businesses, organizations, etc. More information can be found at http://www.jscc.edu/other-scholarships.html or by doing a search for outside scholarships. However, be wary of scams. Information on how to avoid scams is located: http://www.jscc.edu/uploads/financialaid/10-11Forms/Scam%20Alert.pdf

 

Work programs – these are referred to as “self-help” because the student is working hours for pay

 

Federal Work-study – application is the FAFSA, limited funds, assigned to an on-campus job or off-campus community service agency. More information may be found at http://www.jscc.edu/financial-aid/employment.html

 

Regular Campus Work – non-need based employment, application is the FAFSA and there is also an additional application found at http://www.jscc.edu/financial-aid/employment.html

 

Loans - also referred to as “self-help” but is money which will require repayment

 

Private Loans – loans based on income and credit through a lender, application must be done with the lender and might require a co-signer. More information may be found at http://www.jscc.edu/financial-aid/alternative-loans.html. Note: JSCC does not participate in the Federal loan programs. 

FAFSA INFORMATION - (Federal Aid)
1-800-4FED-AID (1-800-433-3243) - Use this number to check the status of your Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).  TTY (for the hearing impaired) 1-800-730-8913

319-337-5665 -- Use this number to request a Student Aid Report. 
The following website provides additional information about federal student aid.  www.federalstudentaid.ed.gov

Tennessee Student Assistance Corporation (TSAC) - (State Aid)
1-800-342-1663 or 615-741-1346  --  Use either number to check the status of your TSAC Grant or the Tennessee Education Lottery Scholarship.  You may also check online at https://clipslink.guarantorsolutions.com/StudentSignon/Default.aspx

Internal Revenue Service (IRS)
1-800-829-1040 --
Use this number to request a TRANSCRIPT of your tax return.  Allow 10 - 15 days for delivery.

Social Security Administration
1-800-772-1213 or locally at (731) 660-3384 -- 
Use either of these numbers to call for verification of your Social Security benefits.  You may also go to the local office at 415 Cheyenne Drive, Jackson.

Selective Service System
847-688-6888
-- Use this number to check your registration information or go to http://www.sss.gov

U. S. Department of Education
For information to help you reach your college dreams visit http://studentaid.ed.gov/home

Veteran's Administration
888-442-4551 
-- Use this number to call concerning verification of your Veteran's benefits.  Visit the JSCC Veterans Affairs website.

Financial Aid Facts  --  Facts to help you with the Financial Aid process

Cash Course  --  Free to JSCC students; to help you work on a personal budget, debt recovery, paying for college, and the best ways to handle your money.

Workforce Investment Act (WIA)

Decatur County
P. O. Box 653
Parsons, TN 38363
(731) 847-2021

Chester County
269 N. Church Street
Henderson, TN 38340
(731) 989-5160

Hardeman County
602-A Tennessee St.
Bolivar, TN 38008
(731) 658-4073

Haywood County
140 S. Wilson Ave.
Brownsville,TN 38012
(731) 779-0868

Hardin County
1080 Wayne Road
Savannah, TN 38372
(731) 925-4169

Henderson County
17 Monroe Ave.
Lexington, TN 38351
(731) 968-0276

Madison County
362 Carriage Hse Dr.
Jackson, TN 38305
(731) 668-2040

McNairy County
701-B Indust Park Dr 
Selmer, TN 38375
(731) 645-7264

Benton County
60 North Church Ave
Camden, TN 38320
(731) 584-1711

Henry County
55 Jones Bed Rd Ext
Paris, TN 38242
(
731) 641-1020

Carroll County
470 Mustang Drive
Huntingdon, TN 38344
(731) 986-8217

Weakley County
135 S.Poplar St, Ste B
Dresden, TN 38225
(731) 364-0100

For additional information, locations and phone numbers in the state of Tennessee, go to http://www.tn.gov/labor-wfd/cc/ccareas_local.htm

Vocational Rehabilitation
Vocational Rehabilitation (VR) is a federal and state-funded program providing services to help individuals with disabilities enter or return to employment. It is designed to assist individuals of work age with physical and/or mental disabilities compete successfully with others in earning a livelihood.  CLICK HERE for brochure.

Vocational Rehabilitation Services are located throughout Tennessee.  To locate your local department:
- Visit this website
- Call 1-615-313-4891  (TTY: 615-313-5695  or  TTY: 1-800-270-1349)
- Contact your local Department of Human Services
- Contact Linda Nickell in the Disability Resource Center of JSCC@ 731-425-2616.
- Contact the Financial Aid Office at 731-425-2605 or 1-800-355-5722, ext. 50605

Families First
Families First provides temporary cash benefits to families who have children, and are experiencing financial difficulties. These benefits are time-limited to 60 months in a participant’s lifetime.  The Families First program emphasizes work, training, and personal responsibility. To be eligible for the program, participants must agree to follow a Personal Responsibility Plan (PRP). As part of the PRP, the participant agrees to keep immunizations and health checks up to date for their children, keep their children in school, co-operate with Child Support Services to establish paternity, and participate in a work/training program for at least 30 hours per week.  Unless a participant is exempt from the 30-hour work requirement, he/she will develop, with the assistance of a work activity contractor, an individualized career plan (ICP). This plan is based on the participant’s needs and skills. The ultimate goal of the ICP is to provide a work and training guide that will result in financial independence for the family.

Families First services are located throughout Tennessee.  To locate your local department:
- Visit this website
- Call 1-615-313-4700   or   Contact your local Department of Human Services


CAMPUS LOCATIONS FOR JACKSON STATE COMMUNITY COLLEGE:

Jackson Campus
2046 N. Parkway
Jackson TN 38301

(731) 425-2605
800-355-5722
Extension  52605

Savannah Campus
840 S.Pickwick Rd
Savannah TN 38372

731-925-5722

Lexington Campus
932 E.Church Street
Lexington TN 38351

731-968-5722

Humboldt Campus
1751 Main St.
Humboldt, TN 38343

(731) 425-8836