Attending college is exciting.

paying for it is not.

Our financial aid staff is dedicated to helping you afford the best teaching and training Jacksonville College has to offer.


Over 90% of our students receive financial assistance. YOU could be one of those!

Step 1

Fill Out the FAFSA

Federal aid is based on an applicant’s FAFSA results. The first step is to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).

Get Assistance

Need help? Contact the Federal Student Aid Information Center for live chat, phone, and/or email FAFSA assistance when needed.

Step 3


Have you filled out your application? Check the Admissions Checklist for next steps or login to Empower to check your current status.

What you need to complete the FAFSA

Quick Tip: JC’s school code is 003579. You will need this code when completing the FAFSA application.

financial information

Financial information such as cash, bank account balances, investment accounts, businesses, and farms for the student and the parents if the student is still a dependent.

Federal Tax Information

For students and their parents if their student is still a dependent. Eligible students and parents who filed a U.S. tax return with the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) now have the ability to have their tax information transferred directly into the FAFSA form with the IRS Data Retrieval Tool (IRS DRT) or FUTURE Act Direct Data Exchange (FA-DDX) in January 2024. 

Untaxed income information

Such as interest income, noneducation veteran benefits, and child support received for the student and the parents if the student is still a dependent.