Financial Aid

The Financial Aid Office is part of the Student Services Department at Northeast Iowa Community College. Personal assistance is available for students and their families to help explore and understand the many different funding options available in helping to pay for a college education. These funding options may include NICC scholarships, federal and state grants, student loans and work-study. We will also help guide you through the different stages of the financial aid process.

Federal Student Aid Flexibilities for Students, Parents, and Borrowers: The FSA has created to inform students, parents, and borrowers about important updates regarding federal student aid in response to the Coronavirus (COVID-19). The page includes a student and borrower question and answer section and links to resources relating to COVID-19. Below are some recent highlights:

  • Emergency Broadband Benefit Program (EBB); 6.5 million Pell Grant recipients are now eligible for the discount of up to $50 per month. Eligible individuals can apply for the discount online, via mail or through a participating service provider. FAQ document for EBB
  • On Aug. 6, 2021, the U.S. Department of Education announced a final extension of the student loan payment pause until Jan. 31, 2022. The pause includes the following relief measures for eligible loans:

    • a suspension of loan payments
    • a 0% interest rate
    • stopped collections on defaulted loans

Request Personalized Financial Aid Help

Our financial aid experts are prepared to help you complete the FAFSA and answer any questions you may have regarding the financial aid process. Identify your preferred date and time for a confidential and personalized session. Plan to be available for one hour, but depending on your circumstances, it may not take that long.

Steps to Funding Your Education

  • Review your Financial Aid Checklist - Once a FAFSA has been submitted to NICC
    • Student's Checklist is available in Self Service - Financial Aid, accessible through MyCampus
    • Complete any items that have Action Needed identified (complete Loan steps ONLY if borrowing a student loan)
    • Review and take action on any Required Documents as soon as possible
    • Review your Financial Aid offer (called an Award Letter) electronically
    • Prepare a budget - Know and understand your costs in relation to your funding sources
  • Research and apply for scholarships opportunities from outside organizations
  • Complete the Northeast Iowa Community College Scholarship Application - April 1 priority deadline; If you miss the priority deadline, it is not too late. Apply by July 1 or November 1 for second and third round opportunities for NICC Scholarships
  • Review your Tuition & Fees charges prior to tuition due date - Self Service-Student Finance shows what needs to be paid

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