Jefferson Link Up Scholarship | JCTC
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Thinking about starting college or going back to complete a degree? Jefferson Community and Technical College wants to help LINK UP new students ages 17-20 in Switzerland County and Jefferson Indiana counties and COVER TUITION for the upcoming Fall 2024 semester. That’s up to 30 credit hours of FREE TUITION!

Interested students must apply to the College and enroll in at least six credit hours. Those eligible, from the criteria below, will automatically be awarded, no scholarship application is required!


The Jefferson LINK UP Grant is a “last-dollar” tuition grant. That means after all other financial aid or third-party payments are applied, the grant will cover the remaining tuition balance. Tuition does not include student or class fees. Payment arrangements must be made by the established payment deadline.

The Jefferson LINK UP Grant is available to students new to Jefferson for their first two consecutive semesters up to 30 credit hours.

  1. First time at Jefferson, freshman or transfer
  2. Graduating High School Seniors ages 17-20
  3. Federal Financial Aid eligible – defined as successfully completing a FAFSA and all required steps to complete financial aid process
  4. Degree-Seeking Admission Status in a federal financial aid eligible program including; Associate of Arts, Associate of Science, Associate of Applied Science, Diploma, and Certificates with minimum 16 credit hours *Visiting and non-degree seeking students are ineligible
  5. Have not previously earned a Bachelor’s degree - students who have earned a bachelor’s degree or higher are ineligible
  6. Indiana resident of Switzerland County and Jefferson counties.
  7. Must be enrolled in a minimum of 6 credit hours at the time award is made
  8. Only courses required in the students’ degree program are eligible
  9. Courses must be offered by Jefferson - tuition for courses offered by other KCTCS colleges will not be covered
  10. Grant recipients awarded must have maintained a 2.0 GPA to renew for following semester.
  11. Attendance must be confirmed in all enrolled courses.