Tuition Relief

Northeast Iowa Community College (NICC) has expanded funding opportunities to assist students this fall. Funding includes grant relief aid from the federal government, tuition scholarships from the state of Iowa for over 30 high-demand programs and other options intended to assist students with pursuing their career goals. Students may receive funding from multiple sources.

Iowa Last-Dollar Scholarship

This Future Ready Iowa Scholarship, for Iowa residents, may pay a portion or all of your tuition in eligible high-demand programs. The average student award is $3,035.

Last-Dollar Scholarship

Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund (HEERF)

This emergency grant provides relief to help pay for NICC students educational expenses (tuition, books, technology, transportation, etc.) due to the coronavirus pandemic.  Currently enrolled students may be eligible for a grant to assist with an unpaid tuition balance. Inquire with Student Services to see if you are eligible.

Student Services

Financial Aid Review and Adjustment

If you or your family’s financial situation (2021-22 FAFSA results) has changed significantly from what is reported on your 2019 federal income tax return (for example, if you’ve lost a job or otherwise experienced a drop in income), you may be eligible to have your financial aid adjusted.

Request Review

Begin Again Scholarship

Invites students with an outstanding balance to return and complete their NICC education. This allows the student and College to show a commitment to paying off the student's outstanding debt so they can enroll and complete their education. See 'additional student support' on the scholarships page for more info.



The College and its Foundation strive to lessen the financial burden on students through scholarships. We offer many scholarships with different eligibility criteria, from first-year students to program of study, residency, enrollment status, etc.


Career Pathway Certificate (CPC) Grants

Career Pathway Certificate (CPC) students have many supports available to help cover the costs of tuition, transportation, childcare and/or supplies. There are often a variety of unique grants and/or programs available to help reduce barriers to education. Grant awards are dependent on the federal poverty guidelines.

CPC Programs