JBC Financial Aid Office

At Jamestown Business College, we understand that a major concern for most students is how they will pay for college. That’s why JBC’s Financial Aid staff is available to work with each student individually to discuss the most effective plan possible for meeting college costs.

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Kelly Olmsted, Financial Aid Counselor & Diane Sturzenbecker, Director of Financial Aid

FAFSA

Completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is the first step toward receiving federal and state aid for college. Many colleges and scholarship programs also use the FAFSA to award financial aid, therefore every college-bound student should complete it.

The FAFSA is prepared annually by current and prospective college students to
determine their eligibility for student financial aid.

***All FAFSA filers are encouraged to use the IRS DRT (IRS Data Retrieval Tool). The IRS DRT tool allows students and parents to access the IRS tax return information needed to complete the FAFSA and transfer (import) the data directly into their FAFSA, saving lots of time.

JBC school code is 008495

Awards & Scholarships

Awards and scholarships are available to help students fund their education. Funds are awarded based upon specific criteria such as academic achievement, financial need, community involvement, etc.

Academic Progress Award – Awarded yearly to 1 senior and 2 juniors per area high school who demonstrate academic effort and improvement along with a strong work ethic. Recipients are chosen by their respective high school officials. This award covers full tuition toward a JBC associate degree. Funds are applied after financial aid and a cumulative GPA of 2.5 is required to maintain this award for a subsequent year of study.

Entrepreneurship Award – Awarded yearly to 2 seniors per area BOCES and Warren Career Center who demonstrate strong work ethic and an interest in owning or managing a business. Recipients are chosen by their respective BOCES/WCC officials. This award covers full tuition toward a JBC associate degree. Funds are applied after financial aid and a cumulative GPA of 2.5 is required to maintain this award for a subsequent year of study.

Scholar of Excellence – Awarded to area high school seniors graduating in the top 25% of their class. Award may be applied toward an associate or bachelor degree program at JBC. Funds are applied after financial aid and a cumulative GPA of 2.5 is required to maintain this award for a subsequent year of study.

  • NYS Residents – Award covers full tuition. Funds are applied after financial aid. Cumulative GPA of 2.5 is required to maintain award for subsequent years of study.
  • Out-of-State Residents – *JBC requires NO OUT-OF-STATE TUITION* Award covers 50% of tuition. Funds are applied after financial aid. Cumulative GPA of 2.5 is required to maintain award for subsequent years of study.

 

High School College Access Award – Awarded to selected high school seniors in NYS who would benefit from a small and supportive college environment. Guidance counselors recommend students who are contemplating putting-off college due to financial roadblocks. This award covers full tuition, college fees, and textbooks toward a JBC associate or bachelor degree. All funds are applied after financial aid.

John August Johnson Scholarship – Administered by the Chautauqua Region Community Foundation and awarded exclusively to JBC students pursuing their associate degree who show academic promise and financial need. Candidates must submit an essay describing why JBC is their college of choice. Awards range from $500 to $1,500 annually, and a cumulative GPA of 2.5 is required to maintain this award for a subsequent year of study. On average, CRCF disburses a total of $19,000 per year to John August John recipients.

CCBTA and Top Business Student Scholarship – Each year the Chautauqua County Business Teachers’ Association (CCBTA) recognizes outstanding business students both at school and county levels. Upon enrollment to JBC, these students will receive an annual scholarship of $1200-$1800 per year toward their associate degree. Cumulative GPA of 2.5 is required to maintain award for subsequent years of study.

Tyler C. Swanson Award – JBC Associate degree graduates going directly into the Bachelor in Business Administration degree (BBA) program are eligible to apply for this award. Typically 1 candidate per term is selected (4 terms/year) and a minimum GPA of 3.0 is required to apply. Awards cover full tuition for the last 2 terms of study in the BBA program and funds are applied after financial aid.

Adult College Access Award – Awarded to non-traditional students who would benefit from a small and supportive college environment and who are contemplating putting-off college due to financial roadblocks. Candidates are selected by the JBC Scholarship Committee and must display a 0 EFC on their Student Aid Report. Award covers full tuition and fees toward a JBC associate or bachelor degree and funds are applied after financial aid. Textbooks are provided for all students in this program.

Bilingual Advancement Award – Awarded to Bilingual individuals who would benefit from a supportive college environment. This award covers full tuition, college fees and textbooks toward a JBC associate or bachelor degree. All funds are applied after financial aid.

Many local community organizations and agencies award scholarships. These
scholarships are awarded based upon specific criteria, which usually reflects the values and purposes of the donor or founder of the award.

JBC accepts VA educational benefits for eligible veterans, their spouses, and children. These benefits can be used toward achieving associate and bachelor degrees. Click here for further information on VA education and training benefits, requirements, and the application process.

Student Loans

Student loans are designed to help students pay for post-secondary education. JBC participates only in the Federal Direct Student Loan program consisting of subsidized Stafford, unsubsidized Stafford and parent (PLUS) loans.

A full financial aid counseling session will assist students in determining their needs.

NYS TAP Award

Tap is an entitlement program available to New York State residents attending an eligible institution in New York State on a full-time basis. TAP awards are dependent upon both tuition charged and the family’s NYS net taxable income.

JBC school code 7480 (Associate)
JBC school code 6480 (Bachelor)

NYS Enhanced Tuition Award (ETA) Program

The Enhanced Tuition Awards (ETA) program provides tuition awards to students who are NYS residents attending a participating private college located in New York State. Recipients could receive up to $6,000 a year through a combination of their TAP award, ETA award and a match from JBC. Eligibility includes New York State residency, income eligibility, and on time graduation. Students interested in the ETA award should read all of the eligibility criteria and post-graduation requirements.