Other Financial Aid Assistance

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 Investment Act (WIA)

WIA can provide financial assistance to persons who are unemployed or underemployed and to FIP recipients who are in need of retraining to upgrade their skills. Applicants must meet WIA guidelines to be determined eligible. Referral assistance to a WIA office is available.

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 BillĀ® programs. The Registrar's Office is available to assist veterans in the application process to ensure that their program meets the guidelines of federal regulations. View more information about student veterans at NICC.


Through the National Farmworker Jobs Program, Proteus can help you complete up to a two-year program, general educational development (HSED or GED), Adult Basic Education 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.