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NIACC Promise

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Make your educational dreams a reality with the NIACC Promise Scholarship

Financial barriers shouldn’t stand in the way of a great education. High school graduates in the NIACC district who meet program eligibility requirements can now attend NIACC tuition-free.

Why is NIACC offering this?

NIACC believes a good education leads to a prosperous future, not just for the student who receives it, but also for the family and community of that student. This philosophy is shared by a North Iowa couple whose generosity made this privately-funded scholarship possible.

Getting Started

By March 1, 2018

  • Complete the NIACC Admissions application
  • File the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid)
  • Complete the NIACC Foundation Scholarship Application

After all of these steps are complete, the Financial Aid Office will determine your eligibility for the Promise scholarship and many other NIACC scholarships available for incoming high school seniors from the NIACC area.

Eligibility Criteria for New Graduates *

  • Graduate in May 2018 from a NIACC district high school or homeschool with established residency within the NIACC service area
  • Have an official EFC (Expected Family Contribution) of $3,000 or lower as determined by the NIACC Financial Aid Office
  • Enroll at NIACC as a full-time (12 or more semester hours) student working toward an approved degree the fall following high school graduation

Eligibility Criteria for Current NIACC Students *

  • Graduated in May 2017 from a NIACC district high school or homeschool with established residency within the NIACC service area
  • Attended NIACC as a full-time student in 2017-18 with a minimum 2.0 cumulative GPA and met Financial Aid Satisfactory Academic Progress guidelines
  • Return to NIACC for sophomore year as a full-time (12 or more semester hours) student working toward an approved degree
  • Have an official EFC (Expected Family Contribution) of $3,000 or lower as determined by the NIACC Financial Aid Office

How It Works

The NIACC Promise Scholarship is a last dollar award; it will be applied to your NIACC account after all other grants & scholarships are applied (federal, state, outside and other NIACC aid).

What does this cover?

This scholarship will cover the tuition and mandatory fees charged to all NIACC students.

Students may receive this scholarship for a maximum of 4 semesters if they maintain a 2.0 cumulative GPA, full-time student status, meet Financial Aid Satisfactory Academic Progress guidelines, and complete 4 volunteer hours of community service each semester at NIACC.

* Eligibility criteria is subject to change based on state or federal legislation and funding.