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Financial Aid Policy & Programs

The Nebraska Indian Community College believes that the opportunity for a college education should be within the reach of all interested individuals. The College's financial aid program is designed to assist the student who seeks an education but lacks the means to finance it. One purpose of the Financial Aid Office is to assist students who have a financial need to acquire resources to fund their education.

All students who are accepted to NICC and apply for financial aid will be considered for financial aid regardless of race, creed, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, or disability. Students awarded financial aid must make satisfactory progress to continue their eligibility and have documented attendance in all registered classes. Assistance in completing the financial aid application process is available through your local advisor.

There are several types of financial aid available to NICC students, including:

  • Federal Pell Grants 
  • Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grants 
  • Federal Work Study, campus-based scholarships 
  • outside/private scholarships. 

Nebraska Indian Community College's school code for the FAFSA is 015339.

ACT College Code:  7953

Certain persons may qualify for special forms of financial aid, such as vocational rehabilitation, veteran's benefits, Bureau of Indian Affairs Higher Education Grants (FAFSA must be completed and strict deadlines) and Adult Vocational Training, and the Workforce Development Act funding. Early application for all financial aid funding sources is strongly encouraged. A preferred date of 30 days prior to the start of attendance is suggested.

All grant and scholarship awards will be credited to student accounts to cover items such as tuition, and fees. If student aid exceeds the educational expense, the excess amount will be refunded to the student according to the NICC financial aid disbursement schedule up to the maximum cost of attendance. Grant and scholarship funds are designed to cover only your educational expense.

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