At JCC, we connect 8 out of 10 of our full-time students with some type of financial aid. Your education doesn't have to break your budget. The Financial Aid Office helps you obtain financial resources to achieve your educational goals.
Complete your FAFSA today. Use JCC school code 002869. Our TAP code is 2085.
View your specific financial aid information online using Banner.
Call: 716.338.1009 or 800.388.8557 x1009
Office Hours: Monday-Friday, 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m.; evenings by appointment
Cattaraugus County Campus
Call: 716.376.7512 or 800.388.8557 x7512
Office Hours: Monday–Thursday, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. and 2-5 p.m.; Friday, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. and 2-4:30 p.m.; evenings by appointment
Types of Aid
- Grants are a form of gift aid and do not need to be repaid. Eligible JCC students can receive federal aid (Pell, SEOG), New York State grants (TAP, APTS, Part-time TAP), and Pennsylvania State Grants (PHEAA).
- Scholarships are awarded to eligible students from JCC and outside sources and do not have to be repaid. JCC students are the beneficiaries of over $500,000 in annual scholarship support provided through the Jamestown Community College Foundation. Our signature USA (Unified Student Assistance) Scholarship provides local high school graduates ranked in the top 20% of their class a full NYS tuition scholarship for up to two years of full-time study.
- Federal Work Study (FWS) is an employment program for students to earn a paycheck while participating in a work experience at the college. Eligibility is determined by information submitted on the FAFSA, other sources of aid the student may receive, and cost of attendance. Eligible students may work up to 15 hours per week and receive a paycheck on a bi-weekly schedule. FWS positions are limited and interested students are encouraged to apply for work-study jobs as soon as possible.
- Loans are borrowed funds that must be repaid with interest. JCC encourages students to first consider all other available resources to pay for college and to borrow conservatively to meet their educational expenses. JCC families have access to federal student loans by borrowing from the Department of Education. You must be enrolled in at least six credit hours. Federal Direct Stafford loans are available to students. Federal Direct PLUS loans are federally guaranteed loans available to eligible parents of a dependent student, and the borrower must have an acceptable credit history. There are also private education loans which should only be pursued after all other financial resources have been exhausted.
- We encourage students to apply for funds from outside sources such as private grants and scholarships, employee reimbursement plans, state Offices of Vocational and Educational Services, Access-VR, Native American Aid, veteran's benefits, and workforce development and re-training programs. Ask your employer. Research on the internet or your local library. Check with your high school guidance office. You can also contact our office for more information.
Take a walk down Financial Avenue
JCC encourages all students, especially student loan borrowers, to check out SUNY Smart Track, a new resource with tools and services to help you prepare for your financial future. Please note that due to an incompatibility issue with Internet Explorer 11 and Flash, we recommend using Financial Avenue with Firefox, Chrome, or a lower version of Internet Explorer until Microsoft resolves the issue.