Jackson College is COMMITTED to serving the needs of the whole student.

At Jackson College, it is our way of saying that in all we do, we are unswerving in our focus of assisting students to complete their program of study and succeed. We offer superior instruction from dedicated faculty and provide comprehensive support services to ensure each student reaches their goals!

Innovative teaching techniques alone will not help a student struggling with anxiety or one who is sick and does not have access to medical care.

  • Financial Aid

    At Jackson College, total commitment to student success matters. No student should hesitate to apply for admission because of financial circumstances.  Through the use of federal, state, institutional, and private funding, the Office of Financial Aid assists Jackson College students and their families seek, obtain, and make the best use of all financial resources available while achieving their educational goals.

    Financial Aid
  • Michigan Reconnect

    If you are 25 years or older, have a high school degree and live in Michigan, then a tuition-free pathway to college may be available through a new program from the Michigan Department of Labor and Economic Development called Michigan Reconnect. It’s a scholarship designed specifically for eligible adults who want to pursue an associate degree at a Michigan community college or a skills certificate at a training school.

    Michigan Reconnect
  • Scholarships

    Many students can qualify for a Jackson College scholarships. Some scholarships require financial need, some are based on merit, and some combine both criteria. There also are special scholarships for students with disabilities.


  • TRIO Program

    TRIO is a 100% federally funded program at Jackson College.  Our main goal is to assist TRIO students in graduating from Jackson College with a certificate, degree, and/or transfer to a four-year institution of higher education.  The TRIO department also strives to ensure that students are well rounded academically and personally.  This means that they are involved on campus, in the community, and within the TRIO program.

    TRIO offers a support system for students who may not otherwise have one, with services that focus on supporting the whole student, beyond just academic performance.

    TRIO Program
  • Center for Student Success

    At the Center for Student Success (CSS), we are committed to providing all students the opportunity to achieve academic success by providing a variety of support services free of charge to Jackson College students. This includes, but is not limited to, peer and faculty tutoring, mental health referral, temporary assistance with transportation, various workshops/seminars, and the TRIO program.

    In addition, the CSS staff is committed to adapting the College’s general services to meet the individual needs of otherwise qualified students with disabilities, for the purpose of providing equal access to all programs and facilities.

    Center for Student Success

  • Counseling Services

    Jackson College is here to support our students and employees in their personal mental health needs by providing a variety of free and confidential counseling services.

    Oasis Center
  • Dental Clinic

    Students, employees and community members may utilize Jackson College’s Dental Hygiene Clinic, which offers dental hygiene services while helping students gain experience. The clinic allows dental hygiene students to complete practice hours required as part of their studies.

    Dental Clinic
  • Food Insecurities

    In continued efforts to help all students be successful, the College has launched the Hunger-Free Campus initiative. This initiative will provide hungry students food to eat and some basic necessities. Students who self-identify can receive emergency assistance coupons with non-cash value of $10 to meet food, hygiene or household needs

    Hunger Free Campus
  • Health Clinic

    health clinic

    Jackson College has partnered with Henry Ford Jackson Hospital to offer healthcare to Jackson College students and employees. The caring and professional staff at the JCHC provides quality healthcare, including annual exams (physicals, program physicals and sports physicals), acute and chronic illness care and preventative health care.

    Health Clinic
  • Professional Clothing

    Jackets for Jets provides access to professional clothing to assist students in their efforts to be ready for the workplace. Jackson College is committed to our students’ success, and that includes helping you dress for success on the job!

    • How does Jackets for Jets work?

      To access the closet, students should set up an appointment with the Employment Hub by emailing JC-CCE@jccmi.edu. At the appointment, students make take up to three full outfits which will be theirs to keep. Repeat appointment will be decided based on available inventory.

    • What types of items are available?
      • Suits
      • Jackets
      • Ties
      • Skirts
      • Pants
      • Shirts
      • Blouses
      • Dresses
      • Jewelry
      • Cardigans
    • Why use Jackets for Jets?

      Professional clothing can be requested for the following reasons:

      • Career Fair
      • ​Career Event
      • Conference
      • Internship
      • Interview​
      • Work
      • Etc. (any professional event)
    • How to Support Jackets for Jets

      We are accepting donations of gently used, laundered, and pressed clothing items including:

      • Suit Jackets
      • Ties
      • Skirts
      • Pants
      • Shirts
      • Blouses
      • Dresses
      • Jewelry
      • Cardigans

      To donate, please bring items to Bert Walker Hall, Suite 124 or call 517.990.1381 to set up a delivery appointment.


We recognize that we learn as whole people. To learn effectively you must have basic security: a roof over your head, a safe place to sleep, enough food to eat, financial resources and a support system. If you’re having trouble with any of those things you have come to the right place!

Jackson College is totally committed to student success. Our hope is that every student has an opportunity to complete their academic goals regardless of what obstacles may come in their way.

Emergency Support Form