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Facing an unexpected hardship? You may qualify for student assistance funding.

JCCC offers a variety of fund sources to support you if you’re facing an unforeseen hardship that has affected your ability to attend class or otherwise meet your academic obligations as a student. Eligible students may receive up to $500 in one-time assistance.

Who is eligible?

To be considered for student assistance funds, you must meet the following criteria:

  • You must be a JCCC student currently enrolled in at least 6 credit hours.
  • You must not have a hold preventing you from enrolling in classes.
  • You must have completed one full semester here at JCCC.
  • You must not have been previously awarded student assistance funds.

How do I apply?

You’ll need to complete the Student Assistance Fund application, found at the bottom of this page. It will be reviewed to determine the aid for which you may be eligible.

What information is required?

On the application, you will need to explain the need for funding, request the amount needed to address the emergency, and attach documentation to support your request. Requests will be approved based on the nature of the emergency and the validity of your supporting documents. You may be asked to provide additional documentation or information during the application review process. 

How will I know if I'll be receiving any assistance?

You’ll be notified via your JCCC student email once your application has been reviewed. If approved, you’ll receive an email with the award decision and any next steps you may have. Be aware that funds are limited and may not fulfill the amount of your request. Incomplete submissions may result in no funding. Please be aware that we process a high volume of applications. We work to get back to applicants as soon as possible.

How are these funds disbursed?

In most cases, funds will be provided directly to you through direct deposit or check.

Will I need to repay this later?

Emergency financial assistance does not need to be repaid; however, it may be considered as taxable income and subject to federal tax regulations.

Student Assistance Funding examples:

  • Past due housing/utility bills
  • Unexpected medical expenses not covered by insurance
  • Other financial needs arising from special circumstances (determined on a case-by-case basis)