Financial Aid

Financial aid is funding that helps you and your family pay for college. There are multiple forms of financial aid including grants, scholarships, tuition assistance, work-study and student loans. In order to determine funding eligibility you must, no matter your income, submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Our financial aid staff are always available to answer your questions and help you understand your aid options, determine the types of aid you may be eligible to receive and guide you through the entire financial aid process.

Apply for Financial Aid

Submitting the FAFSA is the first step all students must take, regardless of income, to determine their financial aid eligibility. The 2024-25 FAFSA is now available!

Get Started with the FAFSA

NICC Foundation Scholarships

All students are encouraged to apply for NICC Foundation Scholarships. It's easy and could save you thousands!

View Scholarships

Student Loans

Loans are one way to help pay for college expenses. Borrowing requires you to know the facts.

Learn About Student Loans

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State of Iowa Grants

Iowa residents may be eligible, through Iowa College Aid, to receive grant funding that could pay all or a portion of their tuition. Students must submit their FAFSA by the grant deadline, meet eligibility criteria and enroll in an eligible academic program.

Additional Funding Sources

Learn about alternative sources of funding that may help pay for your college education.

Explore Additional Funding Sources

Make Smart Financial Decisions

Graduate with as little to no debt as possible. Understand how to budget, the differences in the types of student loans and so much more.

Managing Your Finances