Parents FAQ's

ACADEMICS
Do parents have access to student information?
Do parents receive copies of student grades?
Is class attendance mandatory?
Who advises students on class schedules?

FINANCES
How much does it cost to attend Jones?
Can I pay tuition online?
Where do students buy books and supplies?
What are the differences betweens grants, loans, and scholarships?
What types of scholarships are available?
Can my student get a job on campus?
Can my student's ID card be used as a debit card?

HOUSING
How do we apply for a dorm room?
If my student decides not to stay in the dorm, is the dorm deposit refunded?

GENERAL
My student has not chosen a major. Who can help?
Who do I call if I have concerns regarding my child?
What are the major causes of poor academic performance?

Answers:

Do parents have access to student information?
The Department of Education's Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) protects the privacy of education records and establishes the right of students to review their records. Any student enrolled at Jones Junior College assumes the rights formerly accorded parents unless he/she is a dependent under section 152 of the Internal Revenue Code of 1954. Jones County Junior College assumes that all students are independents unless otherwise notified by the student within five (5) calendar days after the completion of the registration process.

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Do parents receive copies of student grades?
No.  Students are notified of mid-term and final grades through their myJONES account.

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Is class attendance mandatory?
Regular class attendance is a requisite if students are to succeed in their classes. All students are expected to attend class meetings regularly and promptly. There is a policy of no cuts at Jones County Junior College. Since there are times when students must be absent from class, they should contact instructors prior to the absence if at all possible. Students are responsible for all work missed regardless of the cause of the absence. Students who miss an announced test will receive a zero on the test unless the instructor and the Vice President of Student Affairs deems the absence to be of a justifiable nature.

When a student’s absences total the number of days the class is scheduled to meet per week, the Office of Student Affairs will notify the student that absenteeism is jeopardizing the student’s chances of success in the classroom. On the 7th absence (3-day-a-week-classes) or the 5th absence (2-day-a- week-classes) the student will be dropped from the course, and a grade of “W” will be recorded. (For evening classes, career, and technical classes, please refer to the Student Handbook) The student may appeal to the Office of Student Affairs for readmission. The Dean will either render a decision or the appeal will be sent to the Student Affairs Committee. All appeals for re-entering must be made immediately. NOTE: Please refer to the student handbook for additional information regarding summer school absences.

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Who advises students on class schedules?
Each student is assigned a faculty advisor with whom he/she will meet periodically.  Advisors assist students by helping to plan a schedule, by providing career information, and encouraging academic endeavors.  Students retain their advisors for the duration of enrollment at Jones. Students wishing to change their majors should go to Request Change of Major.

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How much does it cost to attend Jones?
For current fees, please refer to Tuition and Fees

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Can I pay tuition online?
Tuition and fees may be paid online by logging into the student's myJONES account.

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Where do students buy books and supplies?
Charges for electronic books are posted to the student's account. The eBooks can be accessed through the Canvas online system.

The College Bookstore is located in the C.L. Neill Student Union. The College Bookstore sells all required textbooks, supplies, and materials needed for academic studies at Jones. In addition, the bookstore provides other merchandise based on student, faculty and staff needs, such as: clothing, backpacks, gifts, and many other items. The College Bookstore is open Monday through Thursday from 8:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. and Friday 8:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m. The first week of evening classes and during evening registration the bookstore operates extended hours.

The bookstore accepts personal checks, VISA, MASTERCARD, DISCOVER and Debit Cards.

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What are the differences betweens grants, loans, and scholarships?
Scholarships and grants are both considered "gift-aid" awards.  In other words, they do not have to be paid back.  Loans on the other hand are required to be repaid at some point in the future.  All scholarships, grants, and loans have certain requirements.  For more information on the types of financial aid available at Jones, go to Financial Aid or contact the Financial Aid Office at 601-477-4040.

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What types of scholarships are available?
Scholarships are available to Jones students from a wide variety
of sources. For information on the different types of scholarships, refer to
scholarships.

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Can my student get a job on campus?
Student work-study eligibility is based on the FAFSA application. Students interested in applying for a work-study job should contact the VA/Work-Study Office at 601-477-4033.

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Can my student's ID card be used as a debit card?
Yes, a student's ID card (Jones OneCard) can be loaded with Bobcat Bucks and used as a debit account at locations on and off campus. More info is available at the OneCard website.

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How do we apply for a dorm room?
To apply for campus housing:

  • Fill out and submit an Application for Admission to JCJC.
  • Read and understand the Dorm Handbook.
  • Download and print a Housing Contract.
  • Complete the housing contract and mail with $50 Processing Fee to:

Housing Office
Jones County Junior College
900 South Court Street
Ellisville, MS 39437

NOTE: Submitting a Housing Contract does NOT guarantee a room assignment.

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If my student decides not to stay in the dorm, is the dorm deposit refunded?
The $50 is an application fee and is non-refundable.  If your child cancels his/her reservation the fee will not be refunded.  If your child is on the waiting list, and the college does not provide a room by the first day of classes, the $50 will be refunded if you choose to take your name off of the waiting list.

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My student has not chosen a major. Who can help?
Counselors in the Student Success Center are available to assist students with career counseling, choosing a major, academic counseling and personal/emotional counseling.

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Who do I call if I have concerns regarding my child?
Parents are an important part of life at Jones. Your comments and suggestions are encouraged as the college continually seeks to improve each student's experience.  Please feel free to contact the Office of Student Affairs at 601-477-4030 if you have any concerns or questions regarding your child.

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What are the major causes of poor academic performance?
According to the American College Health Association, the top 5 reasons for poor academic performance are:

  • Stress
  • Being sick - cold, flu, sore throat, etc.
  • Sleep difficulties
  • Concerns about family and friends
  • Relationship difficulties