Grants

Federal Pell Grant - The Federal Pell Grant is a federally funded program available to undergraduate students during the academic year. The amount of the award is determined by the student's financial need.

Please note, once a student has obtained a bachelor's degree, he/she is no longer eligible for the Federal Pell Grant. In addition, a student may only receive the equivalent of two full-time semesters of Federal Pell Grant during an academic year. Therefore, if you receive a full-time Federal Pell Grant for Fall and Spring semesters, you cannot receive a Federal Pell Grant during the Summer semester. However, if you are not enrolled full-time for both Fall and Spring semesters, you may have Pell eligibility for the Summer semester.

Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG) - The Federal SEOG provides funds for students with exceptional financial need. Please note, once a student has obtained a bachelor's degree, he/she is no longer eligible for the Federal SEOG Grant. Preference is given to Pell eligible students who have the lowest family contributions. Funding is limited.

Iowa Vocational/Technical Tuition Grant - This program provides for the awarding of grants to residents of Iowa who are enrolled in post-secondary vocational/technical programs at Iowa Community Colleges and who show need for financial assistance. Students must meet the July 1 state priority awarding deadline. Pre-vocational/technical majors do not qualify for the Iowa Vocational/Technical Tuition Grant.

Iowa Grant - This program provides for the awarding of grants to Iowa residents who attend Iowa post-secondary institutions and demonstrate exceptional financial need. Preference is given to students who meet the EICC April 1 priority awarding deadline. Funding is very limited.

EICC Grant - Preference is given to Iowa residents who meet the EICC April 1 priority awarding deadline, are not eligible for Federal Pell Grants nor other financial aid covering full tuition, and have completed 12 semester hours of course work with a minimum 2.5 cumulative GPA at EICC, are registered for a minimum of six semester hours. Funding is very limited.

 

College Work Study

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.