Paying for College

Making the choice to pursue a college degree has both short term and long term benefits.  As with anything of value, college comes at a cost.  Jackson College strives to provide students with the best education possible.  Students in the Prison Education Initiative have two ways for paying for college.

  • Self- Pay:  Students that are not eligible for Financial Aid work through their student sponsor to pay the cost of tuition and fees.  The Jackson College Business Office has long worked with sponsors to create affordable payment plans.
  • Grant: Many students in PEI qualify for the Second Chance PELL grant.  This federal grant typically covers the cost of Tuition and fees, leaving a small portion to be paid by the student.
  • Scholarships: Students may also earn, qualify, or be selected for a scholarship to assist with tuition and fees.  The Michigan Indian Tuition Waiver Scholarship is an example of this.

*Tuition and fees are subject to change by the Board of Trustees. Total costs are determined by the number of billing contact hours and course fees for which you register. The student fee is based on the number of billing contact hours.

* For more information on paying for College, to make a payment, or to set up a payment plan contact the Jackson College Business Office at 517-796-8419  or Cashier’s Office at  517-796-8420.