Students attending JCC or working through articulation agreements with Genesee Community College, Monroe Community College, or Erie Community College participate in a range of financial aid resources including federal, state, and institutional grants, scholarships, loans, and work-study programs. Students must be accepted and matriculated by the JCC admissions office and meet academic eligibility criteria to receive awarded funds.

The following list suggests financial aid options to investigate:

  • New York residents may be eligible for Tuition Assistance Program (TAP) grants as full-time students and Aid to Part-Time Students (APTS) grants for part-time study.
  • Pennsylvania resident students attending JCC’s Jamestown Campus or Warren Center may participate in the PHEAA grant program for full- and part-time students.
  • All students may be eligible for federal funding which includes PELL, SEOG, and Academic Competitive Grants, work-study, and the Stafford student loan program.
  • (Parent) Plus Loans are available for parents interested in helping a student finance the cost of the professional piloting program.
  • JCC provides students with a large number of institutional scholarships including the Unified Student Assistance, Holmberg, and Katharine Jackson Carnahan merit scholarships. These scholarships are currently restricted to students from JCC's service area.

Students are encouraged to learn as much as possible about the resources and programs available to them. Students should read the U.S. Department of Education’s “The Guide to Federal Student Aid,” available from JCC's financial aid office or online at

How to Apply for Financial Aid
Students must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) to apply for all federal, state, and institutional financial aid programs. You can file the application online at The FAFSA application should be filed between January 1 and March 1 of each year for the following academic year. It is critical that this process be completed in a timely manner and that you follow through at every step along the way. Please contact JCC's financial aid office for more information.

An alternative student loan from a private lender may be an option for students to consider for the professional piloting program. These loans should only be pursued after all other financial aid resources have been exhausted. JCC recommends that students check with the financial aid office to confirm they have received all available federal, state, and institutional funds before pursuing alternative loan funds.

JCC cautions all students to be conservative in their borrowing and to thoroughly research and learn the borrower’s rights and responsibilities prior to applying for any student loan. Additional information is available from the financial aid office.

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