Life at JCC
You'll find a variety of resources and services at Jamestown Community College to help you succeed in college life.
JCC resources and services
|Military honor cords|
In recognition of military service, all graduating veterans and service members receive a red, white, and blue honor cord to wear at their commencement ceremony. Cords are free of charge and can be picked up in the month preceding commencement from Melissa Stormer (Jamestown Campus, North County Center) or Fred Moricca (Cattaraugus County Campus).
|New York State tuition|
NYS Tuition for Qualifying Out-Of-State Veterans
Jamestown Community College now offers qualifying veterans who live outside of New York state the in-state tuition rate. As of July 1, 2015, JCC will also offer in-state tuition to dependents of qualifying veterans, under the Veterans’ Access to Care through Choice, Accountability, and Transparency Act of 2014 (Choice Act).
The Fry Scholarship has also been expanded to include the surviving spouses of service members who died in the line of duty after September 10, 2001. Previously, the Fry Scholarship, honoring Marine Gunnery Sergeant John David Fry, served children. Effective January 1, 2015, spouses and children are entitled to 36 months of full benefits, equal to 100% of the Post-9/11 GI Bill, which includes tuition and fee payments, a monthly housing allowance, and a stipend for books and supplies.
In order to qualify for in-state tuition, a veteran must receive or have received payment under his or her Post 9/11 GI Bill and Montgomery GI Bill-Active Duty. More details are available at www.benefits.va.gov/gibill.
If you are using your veteran educational benefits, please forward your certificate of eligibility to Melissa Stormer in the Jamestown Campus registrar’s office. If you are not using veteran educational benefits, provide the following:
Did you know?
New York state has the sixth largest veteran population in the nation with a projected 84,142 veterans from the post-9/11 era and the number is expected to more than double. SUNY had an enrollment of more than 9,000 veterans or active duty military personnel in fall 2013. SUNY expects many returning veterans will pursue educational opportunities as they transition into civilian life and seek long-term employment.
|Physical education credit|
You may be eligible to receive credit for physical education. Submit a copy of your DD-214 Member 4 to the campus you plan on attending.
JCC’s Peer2Peer peer mentoring program is a service designed to help incoming students transition successfully into college life.
Accessibility Services can assist veterans whose injuries present challenges to academic success. The office regularly works with veterans with PTSD, TBIs, mobility, orthopedic, and sensory impairments to help achieve success in the classroom and in testing situations. Accessibility Services also offers a variety of assistive technology, software, and equipment.
Club Valor, an official chapter of the Student Veterans of America on the Cattaraugus County Campus, provides a friendly and engaging environment to interact with your peers who may share many of the same struggles, excitement, concerns, and interests. Club Valor aims to assist in the transition from soldier to civilian and student by providing support, resources, activities, and camaraderie for our returning military men and women and their family members and significant others. For more information on Club Valor, contact Fred Moricca at 716.376.7561.
The veterans’ lounge in the Carnahan Center on the Jamestown Campus provides study and recreation space for our military students, as well as an opportunity to meet and socialize with other veterans and service members. You can access veteran-specific materials relating to campus resources, education benefits, scholarships, VA benefits, community-based veterans organizations, and upcoming campus and community veterans events.
Additional resources and services
|Educational benefits and resources|
|Scholarships and financial aid|
Theo Collins graduated from JCC in 2009 with a degree in Criminal Justice-Police. He is an executive producer of Project 22, a film documentary shot by two combat-wounded veterans to bring awareness and prevention of veteran suicide.