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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.

All regular degree or certificate-seeking students at NICC who are interested in financial aid assistance or scholarships must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) before registering for classes. The FAFSA form is online at www.fafsa.ed.gov. NICC's school code for the FAFSA is 015339. You will sign this online application with an FSA ID and password. If you are a dependent student your parent or guardian will need to sign using their own FSA ID and password. Functional email is required to complete this process.

The application should be completed only after parents and/or students have filed federal income taxes. When completing the FAFSA the parent and student can use the DATA Retrieval Tool link in the FAFSA application. This link will allow you to pull your taxes from the IRS and populate the information for you. If you have not filed Federal Tax Returns please consult the Financial Aid office or your student support services staff.

This application will determine how much Federal aid you and your family may be eligible to receive while pursuing an education. You and your family should be able to contribute toward your college costs and will demonstrate eligibility for federal aid programs, Tribal higher education, and campus-based scholarships. Processing of the FAFSA application takes up to 3 days after all FSA ID’s (signatures) are submitted.

Students will be considered for all types of federal, state, or institutional grants some funds are on a first-come, first-served basis so apply as early as possible. For additional information regarding financial aid, scholarship opportunities, and policies contact the Financial Aid Office or your local advisor. Also check your NICC e-mail often as scholarship opportunities are emailed out on a regular basis.

Apply to NICC Today!

Thank you for your interest in applying to Nebraska Indian Community College. We welcome applications from all students interested in becoming part of our diverse and uniquely creative community. We look forward to reviewing your application!

Checklist for applying to Nebraska Indian Community College

Persons 16 years of age or older wishing to be admitted to the Nebraska Indian Community College must complete the following:

  1. Submit a complete admission application
  2. A $25.00 one-time, non-refundable student services fee will be billed to the student account.
  3. Submit an official copy of high school or GED transcripts. (*Note* If the applicant has already earned a college degree, they can submit a transcript of their highest degree earned in place of a high school or GED transcript.)
  4. Submit a copy of tribal I.D., or parent CDIB and copy of birth certificate for dependency status if applicable.
  5. Complete the FAFSA prior to registration.

The above admission procedures pertain to all student admissions.

The Free Application for Federal Student Aid is available at www.fafsa.ed.gov.
The admission policies are available here.


To request a campus tour please contact:

Dawne Price
Dean of Student Services
402-494-2311 ext. 116

Macy Campus Admissions
Marcia Robertson
402-494-2311 ext. 104

S. Sioux City Campus Admissions
Alvin Parker
402-494-2311 ext. 126

Santee Campus Admissions
Terri Grant
402-494-2311 ext. 118


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The American Indian is of the soil, whether it be the region of forests, plains, pueblos, or mesas. He fits into the landscape, for the hand that fashioned the continent also fashioned the man for his surroundings. He once grew as naturally as the wild sunflowers, he belongs just as the buffalo belonged… - Luther Standing Bear