Financial Aid



  • The Department of Education delayed the opening of the 2024-2025 FAFSA from October 1, 2023 to December 31, 2023. Schools did not start receiving submitted 2024-25 FAFSA's until the end of March 2024 (with 40% of FAFSAs containing errors). While schools have continued to receive corrections to these errors from the Department of Education through Summer 2024, many corrections have been implemented at this point. For more information regarding errors and other key dates, please view the “FAFSA Simplification Timeline” here.
  • With an overall decrease in corrections received, we have now started to release 2024-2025 Financial Aid Offers! Our goal is to release accurate Financial Aid Offers, based on current information received from the Department of Education. If you have received a Financial Aid Offer, the information is current as of the date of the letter. If we receive updated or corrected information on your 2024-2025 FAFSA from the Department of Education, we are required to make any necessary changes to your financial aid. Our office notifies students of any revisions to their financial aid via their IHCC student email.


  • COMPLETE THE FAFSA: If you have not yet submitted your 2024-25 FAFSA, please do so! If you need assistance, you can schedule an appointment with the Educational Opportunity Center (EOC).
  • MAKING CORRECTIONS: If you are a student who was previously unable to make corrections to your 2024-25 FAFSA, you should  receive notification to login and finish making corrections. Be on the lookout for an email from the Department of Education, if you have not received one yet!
  • WATCH FOR UPDATES: Continue to monitor this webpage for updates regarding the 2024-2025 FAFSA, and continue to monitor updates on the Federal Student Aid website. 


Our FAFSA School Code


FAFSA 2024-2025

 AUGUST 2024-AUGUST 2025

Open now!


FAFSA 2025-2026

AUGUST 2025-AUGUST 2026 


Financial Aid Checklist

  1. Apply for admission and be admitted to IHCC in an eligible program.
  2. Be a degree-seeking student (otherwise you are not eligible for financial aid).
  3. Apply for a Federal Student Aid ID. If you’re a dependent student, you will also need to have one of your parents apply for an FSA ID as well.
  4. Gather your income tax returns, W-2s, and/or other proof of income. If you are a dependent student, you will also need your parents’ information as well.
  5. Complete your FAFSA. The school code for Indian Hills Community College is 008298.
  6. Review your Student Aid Report for errors or needed corrections and resubmit, if applicable.
  7. You may be selected for “verification.” If so, please complete and return all forms requested by the Financial Aid Office. Approximate processing time is 2-4 weeks once we receive all requested information, so get these turned in as soon as possible!
  8. Review your IHCC aid offer for the terms covered by your financial aid, as summer may not be included. If you want student loans, please accept your loans online via your WIN Dashboard. You can find instructions on how to do this on your aid offer.
  9. If you want student loans, you’ll need to sign your Master Promissory Note and complete your Loan Entrance Counseling at You will need your FSA ID to do this. Print the confirmation page for your records.

All About the FAFSA

To apply for federal student aid, such as federal grants, work-study funds, and loans, you need to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA®) form at Completing and submitting the FAFSA is free and easier than ever, and it gives you access to the largest source of financial aid to help pay for college or career school.

Apply Today for Grants, Loans & Other Funding

At IHCC, affordable tuition is just one way we put your college degree within reach. We have connections to all kinds of scholarships, grants and low-interest loans.

The experts in IHCC’s Financial Aid Office are ready to help you get the money you need to complete your degree or certificate program. The process starts with one free online form, and we’ll guide you through it from there!

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Frequently Asked Questions About Financial Aid

How do I find out if I’m eligible for financial aid?
How will IHCC calculate my financial aid package?
What will I need to sign for my student loans?
When will I receive my financial aid?
What does it mean if I’m selected for verification?
What type of changes could affect my financial aid package?
What does Satisfactory Academic Progress mean?
What happens if I’m unable to complete a term?

Financial Aid Policies, Guidelines & Forms

Federal Financial Aid Regulations
Other Financial Aid Forms & Information

OneStop Student Service Center

The OneStop Student Service Center is here to assist in answering all your questions about financial aid, paying your bill, important deadlines, and more!

OneStop FAQs

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