Additional Funding Sources

Student Employment Program (Work Study)

Student employment is available to eligible students through the Student Employment Program. The program is a great way to lower your need to borrow, earn extra money and discover new interests and opportunities.

Vocational Rehabilitation

Vocational Rehabilitation assists individuals with disabilities in achieving their employment goals. Vocational counseling, job training and placement assistance are some of the services available to eligible individuals. Financial assistance may be available for vocational or academic training. Consultation in accessing accommodations or assistive technology is available as is referral to a vocational rehabilitation office.

Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA)

WIOA is landmark legislation that is designed to strengthen and improve our nation's public workforce system and help get Americans, including youth and those with significant barriers to employment, into high-quality jobs and careers and help employers hire and retain skilled workers. The Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) was signed into law on July 22, 2014. WIOA is designed to help job seekers access employment, education, training, and support services to succeed in the labor market and to match employers with the skilled workers they need to compete in the global economy.

Active Military & Veterans Assistance

Northeast Iowa Community College is committed to serving those who have served or are serving in the military services. NICC educational programs are approved by the Veterans Educational Unit of the Iowa Department of Education for the training of eligible persons under current GI Bill® programs. Contact the Student Services Office for assistance with your educational benefits. Visit the NICC Military & Veteran Services webpage for more details on how NICC can help veterans in the application process to ensure that their program meets the guidelines of federal regulations.


Through the National Farmworker Jobs Program, Proteus can help you complete up to a two-year program, general educational development (HSED or GED), and English as a Second Language (ESOL) programs.

Illinois Residents

BEST, Inc. (Business Employment Skills Team Serving Northwest Central Illinois) may be able to financially assist with tuition, books, fees, childcare, travel, etc. These programs are coordinated with the State of Illinois and local community colleges and must result in a certificate or degree.

Additional Assistance

Students are encouraged to seek information on financial assistance in their own communities through local service clubs and national/state organizations.