There are many forms of student assistance available to help you pay for college. The Financial Aid office at your home college is there to assist you with the application process or to direct you to the appropriate office or agency.
Based on your applications for federal, state, institutional, military, outside scholarships and other tuition benefits/reimbursements, the Financial Aid Office at your home college will determine your student eligiblity and create an award package listing the types and amounts of student aid that you may be eligible to receive.
To apply for federal aid, you will need to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) at
Be sure to list the school code of the college at which you will be enrolling. Federal aid eligibility for grants and loans will be determined by a number of factors such as financial need, available funds, student classification and academic performance.
After your FAFSA has been processed, your college will receive a copy of your Student Aid Report. Please follow up with the Financial Aid Office to determine if you need to provide any documents and to discuss possible aid eligibility.
To learn about State Scholarships and Grants that are available to Iowa students, please visit the Iowa College Student Aid Commission's (ICSAC) website at
If you click on the Scholarships and Grants link, you will find eligiblity criteria and information about how and when to apply.
Financial Aid Frequently Asked Questions
To determine if you qualify for Veterans' Benefits, you can call the U.S. Department of Veterans' Affairs Education toll-free number at 888 GI BILL 1 (888-442-4551) or visit their website at
In order for your enrollment to be certified, you need to complete the admissions process at your home college and pre-register for classes.
Many of our partner colleges offer scholarships to their students. Please visit your home college's website to learn more about scholarship opportunities.
Scholarship opportunities exist in your local communities through organizations and businesses. Check with your local community leaders.
In some cases, a student can be blocked from accessing his/her online courses if arrangements for payment have not been made.
Tuition and fees are the same for all of our partner colleges. Check with your home college for any additional fees.
To be eligible for most forms of student aid, you must be a degree-seeking student at the college where you are enrolled.