Financial Fitness

The financial aid enrollment specialists at Northeast Iowa Community College are available to help you estimate costs, establish a budget, navigate loans and strengthen your overall financial skills. Contact Barb Heitzman on the Peosta campus at heitzmanb@nicc.edu and Sherry Massman on the Calmar campus at massmans@nicc.edu. You may also browse the many online tools provided below:

  • Cash Course LogoCashCourse: A free online resource made just for college students; use it to help you make good financial decisions. At CashCourse, you can learn how to make money decisions: how to save it, how to spend it wisely, how to find money for college, how to solve money problems and how to plan for a secure financial future.

  • Federal Student Aid: The office of Federal Student Aid provides grants, loans and work-study funds for college or career school. Utilize this resource for learning more about how to pay for your higher education.
  • Student Loans: Complete entrance counseling, the Master Promissory Note, financial awareness counseling, exit counseling and use the repayment estimator.
  • National Student Loan Data System (NSLDS): Students can access information regarding the Title IV loans and grants that they have received.  Students can identify their loan servicer is and how much is owed in student loans. All students receiving student loans should set up an account with their loan servicer in their first semester of college.
  • The College Scorecard: Helps prospective students and their families evaluate their options for their investment in higher education.
  • FastWeb (Financial Aid Search Through the Web): The largest and most complete scholarship search on the Internet. FastWeb proviFast Web Logodes access to a searchable database of more than 275,000 private sector scholarships, fellowships, grants and student loans.

  • ‌The Smart Student's Guide To Financial Aid: One of the best collections of free student financial aid information on the Internet. This resource provides a comprehensive, objective and unbiased collection of annotated links to most financial aid resources. The page also offers the following free resources:

    • EFC Estimator: An online calculator that computes an estimate of the student's expected Financial Aid Logofamily contribution and financial need using the Federal Need Analysis Methodology.

    • The Financial Aid FAQ: Answers to frequently asked questions about financial aid.

    • Financial Aid Calculators: Numerous financial aid calculators, including a college cost projector, a savings plan designer, a student loan advisor and a loan payment calculator.

    • Financial Aid Facts: Free scholarship and financial aid information.

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Contact Us

Financial Aid Office, Calmar
Student Center 167
800.728.2256, ext. 230 or 236
Hours: M-F, 7:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Financial Aid Office, Peosta
Main Building 222
800.728.7367, ext. 219 or 220
Hours: M-F, 7:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.