Financial Aid

Financial Aid

Our goal is to make it financially possible for all qualified students to attend Hawkeye. Financial aid programs are available to assist you in meeting the difference between potential resources and college expenses.

We are here to help you understand your financial aid, budget your resources, and loan management. Please contact our office when you need assistance.

Borrowing a Federal Direct Subsidized Loan?

  • First Year, First Time Student Loan Borrower? You must establish 30 days of attendance in at least 6 credit hours in order to receive your first loan disbursement. The first loan disbursement will be 30 days after the start of the first class in which you are reported as attending.

  • First Time Student Loan Borrower? If you are a first-time borrower there is a limit on the maximum period of time (measured in academic years) that you can receive Direct Subsidized Loans. Learn more about the 150% Subsidized Loan Limit.

  • Taking loan in a single term? If you are taking a fall only, spring only, or summer only loan, you will receive your loan award in two equal disbursements, instead of one single disbursement. The second disbursement will be after mid-term attendance is reported at the mid-point of your longest registered class.

File Your FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid)

The new 2014-2015 FAFSA is now available. As soon as you file your taxes, file your FAFSA.

If you plan on taking classes Fall 2014, Spring 2015, Summer 2015, don't wait and file early so you don't miss out on potential funding.

Direct Subsidized Loan Changes Effective July 1, 2013

New Direct Subsidized loan borrowers now have a limit on how long they are eligible for Direct Subsidized student loans. Learn more about the changes to your Direct Subsidized loans.

Financial Aid

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319-296-4020
800-670-4769 ext.4020
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