Financial Aid Information

At Eastern Iowa Community Colleges we're proud to say that we continue to offer a tuition that is among the lowest in the state of Iowa. This is not new, working to make a college education truly affordable is something we have done for many years. Even so, we know that paying for college can sometimes be a difficult task.

The primary purpose of financial aid is to provide assistance for students who otherwise might find it difficult or impossible to attend college. To receive maximum consideration for all types of financial assistance, student financial aid files must be completed by April 1. Students must reapply each academic year. Financial aid is only available for eligible degree seeking students enrolled in credit classes. Financial aid may not be received for audits, test outs, life experience or continuing/community education classes.
Students enrolled in short-term programs (certificate or diploma programs less than 24 credit hours) may not be eligible for financial aid or may have reduced eligibility. Contact the Financial Aid Office for more information.
Students enrolled solely in distance education classes (telecourses, internet and/or correspondence) may have reduced loan eligibility. Contact the Financial Aid Office for more information.
Students who attend another institution at the same time that they attend Clinton, Scott or Muscatine Community Colleges should contact the Financial Aid Office about financial aid eligibility. Students cannot receive financial aid from two institutions during the same semester.

Grants including the Federal Pell Grant, Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG), the Iowa Vocational/Technical Tuition Grant Program, the Iowa Grant and the EICC Grant are awarded to students who demonstrate the greatest financial need.

The Federal College Work Study (CWS) Program provides limited part-time employment for students. Funding is provided by the federal government. In order to qualify for this program, students must demonstrate financial need.
Students who meet the eligibility requirements for the federal college work-study program may be able to earn their work-study through the "America Reads/America Counts" program. Under this program, college students tutor elementary-aged students one-on-one in reading and/or math. Tutors selected for the America Reads/America Counts program will receive formal training and must complete a background screening. Students from any area of concentration may apply to become a part of this program.


Three different federal loan programs are available to students. These programs include Direct Subsidized Student Loans, Direct Unsubsidized Student Loans and Direct Plus Loans (for parents).


College Foundation Scholarships - Each of the foundations at Clinton, Muscatine and Scott Community Colleges provides funding for a wide range of scholarship opportunities. Scholarships are not based solely on academic merit. Many scholarships are based on financial need, geographic location or special talent. Please contact the Financial Aid Office or the Foundation Office for a scholarship application.

Outside Scholarships - Outside scholarships are funded through local and civic organizations. Please contact your local community organizations about scholarship opportunities and eligibility criteria. A free scholarship search may also be done over the internet by accessing FastWeb

Clinton Community College Financial Aid  

Muscatine Community College Financial Aid

Scott Community College Financial Aid

PLEASE NOTE:  You should be aware that the amount of your grant or scholarship in excess of tuition and course-related fees, books, supplies and equipment is considered as income for tax purposes. If you have any questions concerning the payment of income tax, you should contact your accountant, tax preparer, or the IRS Service at 1-800-829-1040.