As a student at Indian Hills Community College, you may be able to reduce your college expenses with financial assistance in the form of grants, scholarships, work-study programs, and/or loans. The Financial Aid Office at Indian Hills is here to help you find the assistance you need to further your education and accomplish your goals.
We have compiled the information necessary for you to begin the process of applying for Federal and State sources of financial aid, and to explore the Educational Tax Benefits that might apply to you.
Time to get down to business. If you need a form that isn’t listed here, don’t panic. We’ve got it at the financial aid office – just give us a call and we’ll make sure you get it.
Our School Code: 008298 COMPLETE MY FAFSA
Attention students: Did you know you MUST renew your FAFSA each school year to be eligible for federal student loans and grants?
WHERE do i begin?
Selected for verification?
No Problem! If you were selected for verification, below you will find all financial aid forms that may be necessary. Review your Financial Aid Checklist on your student portal for what forms may be required. If you need a form that is not available online, please contact the Financial Aid Office.
You've Been awarded... what's next?
- General Eligibility Requirements
- Changes That Could Affect My Financial Aid Package
- About Your Award Offer
UNDERSTANDING MY AID
Federal Student Aid
- Federal Pell Grant
- Federal SEOG Grant
- Federal Work-Study
- Direct Subsidized Loans
- Direct Unsubsidized Loans
- Direct Parent PLUS Loans
(Please Remember: All Loans Must Be Repaid)
- Iowa Scholarships & Grants
(Iowa Tuition Grant not eligible with IHCC)
Policies & Procedures/Regulations
- Withdrawing/Failing and Its Impact on Financial Aid
- Withdrawal/Return of Federal Title IV Funds (R2T4)
- Drug Law Violations: Federal Student Financial Aid Penalties
Other Federal Regulations
- Direct Subsidized Loan Changes
- Summer Aid Eligibility
- Gainful Employment Information
- Federal Student Financial Aid Penalties for Drug Law Violations
- Aggregate Loan Limits
- Important Direct Loan Information
- Paying with a College Savings Iowa 529 plan
- College Navigator-NCES/National Center for Education Statistics
- Institutional Code of Conduct for Education Loans
[Indian Hills Community College does not maintain a preferred lender list or preferred lender arrangement (Iowa Code 261F.6)]
Student loans are legal obligations that must be repaid, with interest, similar to a car loan or a home mortgage. Please review the following guides to help you understand your rights and responsibilities as a student loan borrower, and find tips and information to successfully manage your student loan repayment.
- Direct Loan Exit Counseling Guide
- Student Loan Repayment
- Exit Counseling & Repayment Toolkit (Inceptia)
- Rights & Responsibilities
Financial Aid Forms
If you were selected for verification, below you will find all financial aid forms that may be necessary. Review your Financial Aid Checklist on your student portal for what forms may be required. If you need a form that is not available online, please contact the Financial Aid Office.
Other Financial Aid Forms & Information
Below you will find financial aid forms that may be necessary for the processing of your financial aid, including the Parent PLUS Loan Application, and the Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) Appeal Form. If you need a form that is not available online, please contact the Financial Aid Office.
Financial need is determined by a student’s Expected Family Contribution (EFC) (computed from information provided on the Free Application for Federal Student Aid — FAFSA) as compared to IHCC’s Cost of Attendance (COA). Those who have a positive number remaining after the EFC is subtracted from the Cost of Attendance may qualify for some need based aid sources. To meet with federal regulations, IHCC defines the neediest students as those whose EFC = 0 (zero).
Calculating your financial Need
Cost of Attendance (COA) − Expected Family Contribution (EFC) = Financial Need
Need-based aid is financial aid that you can receive if you have financial need and meet other eligibility criteria. You can’t receive more need-based aid than the amount of your financial need. For instance, if your COA is $16,000 and your EFC is 12000, your financial need is $4,000; so you aren’t eligible for more than $4,000 in need-based aid.
The following are the need-based federal student aid programs:
Please note: Limited funding is available. If you're eligible for financial aid, your need will be funded by various sources on a first–come, first–served basis, based on fund availability. Funds are distributed in the following sequence:
- Scholarships from Indian Hills and outside agencies (if awarding of Federal and State aid is not complete)
- Grants Federal Pell Grant Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (SEOG)
- Federal Direct Loans (Subsidized, Unsubsidized, Parent PLUS)
- Federal Work–Study
When Will I Receive My Financial Aid?
Understand how financial aid is adjusted and when you can expect your aid: View Receive Dates
Satisfactory Academic Progress Policy
Indian Hills Community College (IHCC) is required to establish satisfactory academic progress (SAP) standards for students receiving federal and state financial aid in accordance with U.S. Department of Education regulations. The standards addressed in the document below are applicable to all students receiving federal, state, and institutional financial assistance administered by the IHCC Financial Aid Office.
Questions about Aid Award Policies and Eligibility? No problem.
As stated in your award offer, this section contains information and policies regarding financial aid eligibility requirements and other information on specific awards including, federal and state grants and scholarships, work–study, and the different types of federal loans. Other important information includes the effects that withdrawing and/or failing your courses can have on your financial aid, satisfactory academic progress, Loan Entrance Counseling and Master Promissory Note requirements, changes that could affect your financial aid package, and approximate disbursements dates for each term.
Financial Aid Office
Phone: (641) 683-5262 or (800) 726-2585 ext. 5262
Financial Aid Office
Phone: (641) 856-2143 or (800) 670-3641