Jackson College Advantage

About the Scholarship

The Jackson College Advantage scholarship pays for tuition and student service fees beyond those covered by other financial aid sources — federal, state, institutional or private aid awards. It may be renewed for up to three academic years or the completion of an associate degree.

No separate application is necessary – if you meet the eligibility requirements below, these funds are yours and will be applied to your expenses!

  • Eligibility Requirements


    • Be a 2024 graduate from a Jackson County public, private or charter high school or approved in-district high school (Chelsea High School, Homer High School, North Adams-Jerome High School, Leslie High School, Litchfield High School, Manchester High School, and Stockbridge High). Students completing a GED in 2024 are also eligible.


    • Enroll in an eligible associate degree program and take a minimum of 12 credit hours per semester.


    • Students must have an annual household income of $75,000 or less and an Estimated Family Contribution (EFC)- as determined by the FAFSA- of $11,000 or less.
  • Renewal Requirements
    • 1. Meet the above eligibility requirements including filing a FAFSA, annual household income of $75,000 or less and an EFC of $11,000 or less and enrolling in a minimum of 12 credit hours per semester.


    • Maintain Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP).
      • Cumulative GPA of 2.0 or higher.
      • Completion rate of 67% or higher.
  • Frequently Asked Questions


Step 1.

Complete the Jackson College admission application.

JC Application

Step 2.

File your Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)

FAFSA Website