Support for students in all aspects of life


At JCCC, student support services extend far beyond the classroom. We help students with their academic endeavors – and their individual personal needs – all to support our mission to inspire learning and transform lives.

Student Basic Needs Center

JCCC Student Basic Needs Center is a welcoming space that provides students with the necessities they could procure on their own. Friendly staff provide students with emergency aid funding, housing and transit information, social support services, and ways to connect to local resources. The center’s Cav closet is stocked with groceries, school supplies and personal hygiene products.

“Some people may feel like there is no food insecurity or housing issue in Johnson County or the JCCC. However, there are students who struggle, and the Center for Basic Student Needs is here to help with those challenges,” explained Steve Franklin, Coordinator of Basic Student Needs.

MealSHARE Jumper Program

The JCCC recognizes that food insecurity can affect a student’s academic performance and physical health. Our MealSHARE Jumper Program helps solve this student food insecurity crisis.

Each semester, students can apply for the program through financial aid. Qualifying students then receive daily “food dollars” which are loaded directly onto their ID cards, allowing them to purchase groceries at any Food Services location. This program guarantees students in need access to free healthy food on campus.

Personal advice

JCCC students never have to feel alone when faced with personal challenges. The JCCC Counseling Center has counselors available to assist and find solutions to many individual issues a student may encounter.

The Center offers a online guide to personal counseling resources which cover topics such as alcohol and drug abuse, depression, financial issues, mental health, and information for returning adult students.

Hiersteiner Child Development Center

Balancing being a parent and a student is a unique challenge. For many students, access to on-campus child care through the JCCC Hiersteiner Child Development Center (HCDC) helps relieve this stress.

The HCDC is a licensed and accredited program for children ages one to six. The Center has three classrooms that meet the needs, strengths and interests of each child. Financial assistance is available to parents to help cover program costs, including JCCC Child Care Access Fund Scholarship and the Child Care Assistance Grant.

Useful resources for students

The JCCC emphasizes student success, both academically and personally. These are just some of the resources our students can turn to for help. Discover all list of student resources to explore all that JCCC has to offer.


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