Tuition & Financial Aid
The Financial Aid Office will work with you to reach the goal of attending college.
Federal and state programs, scholarships and other funding sources, may be available to help you to afford college. We know there are a lot of questions and stress planning to pay for a college education. Learn More
The Financial Aid Office staff administers aid programs and counsels students in planning individual methods of meeting college costs. Contact the Financial Aid Office for answers to any questions regarding financial aid.
What are you waiting for? Let’s get started! Northwest Iowa Community College follows a nationally accepted philosophy in administering financial aid programs.
Tuition & Fees
Tuition Per Semester Credit
Academic Year 2018–2019, effective Fall Semester 2018 – Per Semester Credit (additional fees apply)
Resident – $169 (see residency defined)
Non-Resident – $179
Border State – $174 (MN, NE, and SD)
Online Classes – $184
Financial Aid Resources
Tuition & Financial Aid FAQs
The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) collects data that the federal government uses to determine your eligibility for federal and state aid, including grants, loans and work-study.
After you complete and submit your FAFSA, you will receive the Student Aid Report (SAR) by mail or email.
Review the information on the SAR, check for accuracy, and update information if necessary.
Once the NCC Financial Aid Office begins processing applications, you will receive a letter in the mail along with a list of required forms and/or documents.
Forward all requested forms and documents to the Financial Aid Office. Please respond to NCC as soon as possible with all documents.
Once your file is complete and you are accepted by Admissions, the Financial Aid Office sends you an Award Letter that indicates the types and amounts of aid for which you are eligible.
We strive to send you information in a timely manner. However, if corrections must be made or if documentation is required, this process may take longer. Be patient, and complete all forms in a timely manner.
When you receive your SAR, review it carefully to make sure it is correct and complete.
If it is correct, keep the SAR for future reference.
If you need to make corrections and you applied electronically, you must make corrections through FAFSA on the Web, using your FSA ID. If you applied using a paper FAFSA, correct the answers on the SAR, sign it, and mail it back.
If your Student Aid Report (SAR) is selected for the verification process, the college must compare your Student Aid Report with documents, including IRS Tax Transcripts, that verify your financial status.
All requested documents must be received by the student’s last day of enrollment or the end of the term, whichever is earlier.
Approximately one-third of all Student Aid Reports are selected for verification.