How to Apply for Financial Aid

STEP 1: Apply for Admission

Apply for admission to Jackson College.


STEP 2: Complete FSA ID

Complete a U.S. Department of Education FSA ID Registration if you do not have an FSA ID to use for your electronic signature.


STEP 3: File your FAFSA

Each year complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) form as soon after October 1 as possible. JC’s Federal ID Code is 002274.

7 Steps to file your FAFSA

File the FAFSA with the mobile app


STEP 4: Scholarships

Explore the types of scholarships available at JC.


STEP 5: Keep in Contact

Respond promptly to any requests from the Financial Aid Office for additional information such as copies of federal tax returns, verification of untaxed income or benefits, etc.  Requests are most typically issued via email or through your Jet Stream account.


STEP 5: Explore Additional Options

Explore other financial aid options available in the community. Contact high school counselors, parent/student employers, local businesses, professional, civic and social clubs and organizations, religious clergy and public or college libraries.

Remember, you must reapply for financial assistance each academic year!


Determining the Amount of Aid

Most financial aid is awarded to students on the basis of need: estimated expenses – tuition, books, supplies, transportation, room and board, and personal expenses – minus your family’s expected contribution.

Related Educational Expenses include: tuition and fees, books and supplies (pens, pencils, paper, folders, calculator), room and board, transportation, and loan fees. Unrelated educational expenses include, but are not limited to: electronics, equipment (not required for your enrolled classes), accessories and clothing.

To estimate the amount of Federal Pell Grant that you may qualify for, go to FAFSA4caster. Remember you must file a FAFSA to be considered for federal and state grants.