Washington, D.C. 20549

                                   FORM 8-K

                                CURRENT REPORT
    Pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d) of the Securities Exchange Act of 1934

      Date of Report (Date of earliest event reported): January 31, 2005

                        JACK HENRY & ASSOCIATES, INC.                
            (Exact name of Registrant as specified in its Charter)

          Delaware                     0-14112                 43-1128385
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 (State or Other Jurisdiction  (Commission File Number)      (IRS Employer
      of Incorporation)                                   Identification No.)

                663 Highway 60, P.O. Box 807, Monett, MO 65708
              (Address of principal executive offices)(zip code)

     Registrant's telephone number, including area code:   (417) 235-6652

 Item 8.01   Other Events.
             On  January  31, 2005,  Jack  Henry  &  Associates,  Inc. ("Jack
 Henry") issued a press release (a copy of which is attached to this  report)
 announcing an increase in its quarterly dividend  to $.045 per common share.
 The press  release announcing  the increase  is attached  hereto as  Exhibit

 Item 9.01 Financial Statements and Exhibits.

      (c)  Exhibits

           99.1 Press release dated January 31, 2005.


      Pursuant to the requirements  of the Securities  Exchange Act of  1934,
 the registrant has duly caused this report to be signed on its behalf by the
 undersigned hereunto duly authorized.

                          JACK HENRY & ASSOCIATES, INC.

 Date: February 1, 2005   By:  /s/ Kevin D. Williams   
                          Kevin D. Williams
                          Chief Financial Officer