Your Community College

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A high-quality education at an affordable cost. This is what makes Jackson State your community college.  We strive to provide accessible learning opportunities that enhance the lives of individuals, strengthen the workforce, and empower our diverse communities. We pride ourselves in offering top-tier programs with excellent resources at low costs to meet your needs.

At Jackson State, our students have access to:

  • Free tuition for eligible Tennesseans and generous financial aid opportunities.
  • Programs and certificates that lead to great-paying jobs in in-demand fields.
  • Advisors and faculty who guide students on their journey to complete their degree.
  • Tennessee Transfer Pathways (TTP) allowing for seamless transfers to 4-year colleges.

The first step? Apply!


Whether you’re a dual enrollment student, new college freshman, or an adult learner looking to continue your education, JSCC makes applying easy. With no application fee, students at any level can apply via our online application.

Check out our step-by-step admissions guide here.

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Financial Aid

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With programs like Tennessee Promise and Tennessee Reconnect, many students are eligible to attend Jackson State tuition-free.

Visit financial aid for application information. Scholarships and federal and state financial aid are available:

Tennessee Promise

Tennessee Promise is both a scholarship and mentoring program focused on increasing the number of students that attend college in our state directly from high school. It is a last dollar scholarship covering tuition not covered by the federal Pell Grant, the Hope Lottery Scholarship or other state student assistance funds.

Tennessee Reconnect

Tennessee Reconnect is an initiative to help adults enter higher education to gain new skills, advance in the workplace, or fulfill lifelong dreams of completing a degree.

The J-State Financial Aid office assists students in finding aid and scholarships to pay for college. For more information, call (731) 425-2605.


A Home for Veterans and Active Duty Military Members

J-State is committed to serving our military students and their families by maintaining an ongoing designation as a Military Friendly institution. In 2017, the Tennessee Higher Education Commission recognized JSCC as a Veteran Education Transition Support® campus, or VETS. Veterans have the following financial opportunities at JSCC:

  • Selected Reserve Educational Assistance Program (Chapter 1606)
  • GI Bill®-Active Duty Educational Assistance Program (Chapter 30)*
  • Post 9/11 G.I. Bill® (Chapter 33)*
  • Dependents Educational Assistance (Chapter 35)
  • Vocational Rehabilitation (Chapter 31)

The Military Student Center at J-State provides a home on campus and support for students who are veterans and active duty military, with free tutoring, textbook and calculator loans, a lounge, and one-on-one guidance.

*GI Bill® is a registered trademark of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA)


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Come out to the gym and the ballpark and support the Green Jays as they compete for regional and national titles! Our athletics department provides a well-rounded college experience to students with advanced athletic abilities. Intramural sports are available to all students, with a variety of competitions throughout the year.

Intramural Teams

  • Basketball
  • Indoor Soccer
  • Flag Football
  • Disc Golf
  • And more!

We also offer a fitness center that is free to students with treadmills, elliptical trainers, fixed weight machines, free weights, and more!