PA Student

Pennsylvania residents welcome

Jamestown Community College is for everyone. If you're from Pennsylvania and looking to earn a degree, learn more about what you can accomplish at JCC.

Become a JCC student
  1. Complete our online application.
  2. Send us your transcripts.
  3. Complete our next steps upon acceptance.
Go to JCC for the in-state cost

When you live on campus in our residence halls, you can attend JCC for the same cost as a New York state resident. That's a savings of nearly $5,000 a year. 

PA scholarships

USA Scholarship

Amount: Full cost of New York State resident tuition (minus any TAP, PELL, or PHEAA grants or JCC tuition waivers)

Eligibility: Graduate in the top 20 percent of your high school class with a PA college preparation track academic diploma from a high school in Warren, Forest, Potter, McKean, Elk, or Cameron counties in northwest Pennsylvania, or from a school in Corry or North East, Pennsylvania.

Term of award: Up to four semesters

Pennsylvania Top Scholars Award

Amount: $2,000/year ($1,000 for fall semester and $1,000 for spring semester)

Term of award: Up to two semesters to be used in fall, spring, or summer

Eligibility: Graduate from a Pennsylvania high school and rank in the top 20% of your graduating class, enroll on a full-time basis, and be a first-time college student

Book Smart PA

Amount: Up to $500/semester for up to two semesters in the same academic year ($1,000 total) to cover the cost of textbooks at the JCC FSA campus bookstore

Term of award: Up to two semesters to be used in fall, spring, or summer

Eligibility: Graduate from a Pennsylvania high school and be a first-time college student

Compare the costs

If you are a Pennsylvania resident and your goal is a bachelor’s degree, attending JCC for the first two years of your education can earn you significant savings.

Your Goal Your Path Your Savings
Bachelor's degree from a... All 4 years at a 4-year college or university 2 years at JCC and 2 years at a 4-year college or university  
PA state college $57,000 $47,800 $9,200
Private college or university $125,00 $80,700 $44,300
Engineering/technical institute $204,800 $120,500 $84,300

Nicole Ewer '16

Individual Studies with a concentration in Spanish education

Nicole Ewer headshot

"I started touring colleges all over Pennsylvania and New York during my sophomore year of high school through senior year. It wasn’t ironic at all that I chose JCC, a highly-accredited community college so close to home, because I knew that I would receive the same or better quality education and experience offered at the big name universities I had visited.

"I can proudly say that JCC has helped transform me into the responsible and confident leader that I am today."

Read Nicole's blog while she completed an international internship in Spain.

Contact Admissions

Jamestown Campus
North County Center
(Hamilton Collegiate Center)

800.388.8557 x1001 or 716.338.1001

Cattaraugus County Campus
(College Center)

800.388.8557 x7501 or 716.376.7501