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
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. Also, the amount of Federal Pell Grant funds you may receive over your lifetime is limited by federal law to be the equivalent of six years of Pell Grant funding. Since the maximum amount of Pell Grant funding you can receive each year is equal to 100%, the six-year equivalent is 600%.
Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (SEOG)
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. Students must be enrolled in at least 3 credit hours in an eligible vocational program and taking required core coursework to be eligible.
The Kibbie Grant, also called the Iowa Skilled Workforce Shortage Tuition Grant, is for Iowa residents enrolled in specific programs at Iowa community colleges. To receive the Kibbie Grant, students must meet the July 1 state priority awarding deadline and be enrolled in an eligible vocational/technical program. Students must be enrolled in at least 3 credit hours in a qualified technical/career option program and taking required core coursework to be eligible.
Preference is given to Iowa residents who meet the EICC March 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.