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.

File your FAFSA by July 1 for Priority Funding

If you plan on taking classes Fall 2015, Spring 2016, and/or Summer 2016 file your FAFSA now so you don't miss out on potential funding.

Your Federal PIN Number

On May 10, 2015 changes are being made to the Federal PIN number system. Students will need to update their 4 digit PIN number to a FSA ID when they visit any Federal website that used to require the PIN number to log in (Examples:, When going to these websites, students will be prompted to create a FSA ID.

Students can use their PIN number to transfer all information to their FSA ID.

How to Create an FSA ID—Step by Step [pdf]

Get more information about the FSA ID.

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.

Financial Aid

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