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. Most of your questions can be answered without an appointment by giving us a call, sending an email or text. If you feel you may need more specific assistance, such as completing the FAFSA application, completing verification documents or have a special/unusual circumstance, you can schedule an appointment with our office.

Your Success Is Our Focus

We are here to help you succeed here at Hawkeye Community College and work very closely with the Academic/College Success Advisors to provide wrap-around services to all of our students. From crisis intervention, assisting access to emergency funds, to referrals to internal and community services, we are here to help. Connect with your Academic/College Success Advisor.


Student Loan Payments Restart in October

Our partner, Inceptia, the Department of Education, and loan servicers will be communicating with borrowers from now until their first payment due date. Visit - COVID-19 Emergency Relief and Federal Student Aid for more information.

Learn about the new SAVE repayment plan when considering your options for repayment.

Protect yourself from student loan scams

You never have to pay for help with your federal student aid, including your student loans. Read more about how to avoid scams and what to do if you think you've been scammed.

Upcoming 2024-2025 FAFSA Changes

Beginning with the 2024–2025 FAFSA, the Expected Family Contribution (EFC) will be replaced by the Student Aid Index (SAI) and will use federal poverty guidelines to determine federal Pell Grant eligibility.

The 2024–2025 FAFSA application is anticipated to be available in December 2023 and will also include changes to the information used to determine the Student Aid Index.

Changes include:

  • Elimination of family members currently enrolled in college.
  • Elimination of allowance for state and local taxes
  • Allowance of negative Student Aid Index amounts
  • Adjustments to Income Protection Allowance (IPA)

Federal Student Aid Eligibility for Borrowers with Defaulted Loans — “Fresh Start” initiative

Students currently in default on their Federal student loans now have an opportunity to get another chance to receive Federal aid and complete their education. Read more about the Fresh Start initiative.

Contact Information

Financial Aid

Hawkeye Center 118
800-670-4769 ext.4020
319-209-9239 (text only)
319-296-4495 (fax)
Email Financial Aid

Regular Hours — Fall 2023

July 31 – December 19, 2023
Monday – Friday 8:00am – 4:30pm

If campus is closed, the Financial Aid Office is also closed. This includes weather-related closings. See the Academic Calendar for scheduled college closings.

Schedule an appointment

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