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.


Federal Student Loan Debt Relief Announcement

Please reference the Federal Student Aid website for more information on the recently announced debt relief by the Biden Administration.

The Student Loan Debt Relief application is now available.

You may access your federal loan and grant history with any and all higher education institutions via your NSLDS account at

At this time, this initiative does not apply to any debt owed to Hawkeye.

Texting Scam

Some students have received texts notifying them they received a grant and were asked to provide their full name, date of birth, and social security number. We do not request for this information via text. If you have questions about communication that you have received, reach out directly to the Financial Aid Office.

Federal Student Loan Repayment Pause Extended

The student loan payment pause is extended until the U.S. Department of Education is permitted to implement the debt relief program or the litigation is resolved. Payments will restart 60 days later. If the debt relief program has not been implemented and the litigation has not been resolved by June 30, 2023 — payments will resume 60 days after that. Visit COVID-19 Emergency Relief and Federal Student Aid for more information.

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.

2022–2023 Federal Aid Verification Waiver

The Department of Education recognizes the need to continue to provide relief to millions of students and colleges facing challenges and barriers resulting from the ongoing national emergency. They are continuing to waive certain verification requirements into the 2022–2023 award year. They will maintain verification requirements that strictly focus on identity and fraud for the remainder of the 2022–2023 award year and waive the remaining verification requirements. This means that fewer students will be selected for financial aid verification by Hawkeye Community College and we will be able to offer financial aid to many of our students faster.

Federal Financial Aid Changes for 2021–2023

In an effort to ease the financial aid process, the Department of Education is currently making continuous improvements. New changes will be added as given.

View a summary of the Federal Financial Aid recent changes for 2021–2023.
Last update: 8/25/2022.

Student Loan Forgiveness Programs & Social Media Messages

There are some articles popping up on social media saying that they can assist Hawkeye Community College students with student loan forgiveness. Please note, getting assistance with your loans should always be free. Don't get scammed. Learn how to keep yourself safe regarding your student loans.

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 — Spring 2023

Mon–Friday 8:00am–4:30pm

Schedule an appointment

Federal Student Aid. An office of the U.S. department of education. Proud Sponsor or the American mind.

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