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 to Restart after December 31, 2022
Inceptia, a Hawkeye Community College partner, will be reaching out to borrowers to help ensure a successful transition back into repayment. Visit studentaid.gov to learn about steps to prepare.
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.
Federal Student Loan Debt Relief Announcement
If you would like to receive notice on updates regarding this one-time federal student loan cancellation initiative, please subscribe to the U.S. Department of Education email notifications.
Please reference the Federal Student Aid website for more information on the recently announced debt relief by the Biden Administration.
You may access your federal loan and grant history with any and all higher education institutions via your NSLDS account at studentaid.gov.
At this time, this initiative does not apply to any debt owed to Hawkeye.
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.
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 2021–2022.
Last update: 8/25/2022.
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