Phone: (731) 425-2605 or
1-800-355-5722, ext. 52605.
Fax: (731) 425-9554
Attn: Financial Aid Office
Jackson State Community College
2046 North Parkway
Jackson, TN 38301
The Financial Aid Office is located inside the Student Union (Student Center). From Gate #1 on the North Parkway entrance, make an immediate left, go past the Administration Building (past the flag poles). "Prospective Student/Visitor" parking spots are available on the left. Gate #2 is temporarily unavailable due to construction.
Monday - Friday 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
The mission of the Financial Aid Office is to provide support services necessary to offer financial assistance opportunities to students based on academic achievement, demonstrated financial need, or specific eligibility criteria. To accomplish this stated purpose, the financial aid staff will:
Coordinate the administration of financial aid programs through a central office to insure consistency in awarding aid and the most efficient use of available funds
Administer the operation of the financial aid office in accordance with state, federal and institutional guidelines
Publish information regarding financial aid programs, policies, eligibility criteria, application procedures and cost of attendance
Help students seek, obtain, and make the best use of all financial resources available
Provide financial aid counseling for current and prospective students
Award aid on the basis of demonstrated financial need except where funds are specified for recognition of special talents
Make every effort to meet the demonstrated needs of all students to the extent funding will permit in an ethical manner
Exercise adequate controls to insure that need-based awards do not exceed documented financial need
Respect the confidentiality of student records
Provide students not offered financial aid with the specific reason(s) for denial and, to the extent possible, assist students in finding alternative sources of funding
Encourage staff participation in training programs that develop skills needed to serve students more effectivel
Conduct periodic reviews of the institution’s total financial aid process and physical facilities in order to serve students and the institution better
As an integral part of a dynamic, learner-centered institution, Financial Aid Services is committed to providing financial assistance opportunities to our community, while ensuring integrity and excellence.
Financial Aid Services
Jackson State Community College offers comprehensive student aid services to prospective and current students. The college provides student aid in the form of scholarships, grants, and work positions. However, the only federal loan program that is available is the Federal Perkins Loan. JSCC Financial Aid Services' staff will assist you with grant application completion and will furnish information about the availability of Federal Student Aid and scholarships.
Student aid comes in two forms: financial need-based aid and merit-based aid. The federal government and the State of Tennessee provide need-based funds in the form of grants, work and loans. Jackson State offers merit-based aid in academic and athletic scholarships.
Application deadlines are critical when you seek any kind of financial assistance. Students should begin applying for all types of aid by February 15th of EACH YEAR. Do not delay in your pursuit of student aid because most funds are limited. Prospective students applying for federal aid must apply for admission to Jackson State Community College as a degree-seeking student.
Financial Aid Philosophy
Our goal is to provide quality and courteous service.
The United States Department of Education believes the student and parent/spouse (whichever is applicable) have the primary responsibility for funding higher education. The U.S. Congress thus limits the amount of aid available to students.
However, the Jackson State Community College financial aid staff is dedicated to helping you pursue every avenue of student aid possible. We encourage you to contact us if you want additional information about any of the programs listed in this site. Please call for an appointment to have one of our staff members personally assist you.