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Apply for Financial Aid

Hawkeye offers eligible students federal and state financial aid, including grants, scholarships, loans, and Work-Study, based on the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).

The application deadline for State of Iowa funds is July 1.

File your FAFSA

Apply for Scholarships

Scholarships are available to help you pay for educational expenses and, unlike student loans, do not need to be repaid.

Hawkeye awards thousands of dollars in scholarships every year. Hawkeye scholarships are offered each semester to deserving students on the basis of achievement, registered credits, and financial need as determined by your FAFSA application, to name a few.

The application deadline for fall Hawkeye Scholarship awards is February 1 and October 1 for spring awards.

Apply for Scholarships

Transferring College Credits to Hawkeye

If you've taken college-level classes in high school or attended another college, university, or trade school and would like to receive possible credit, please send your official college transcripts.

Transferring Credits to Hawkeye

Find Housing

Choosing a place to live can be a big decision. Fortunately, you have several housing options near campus and throughout the Cedar Valley.

Find Housing

Set up your My Hawkeye Account

Your My Hawkeye account provides online access to personal college information. You will receive directions with your acceptance letter on how to set up your account.

Learn more about My Hawkeye.

Complete the ALEKS Math Course Placement Assessment

Hawkeye requires all students to take the ALEKS Placement Assessment before registering for any math course. We recommend you take this assessment as soon as possible. Learn more about ALEKS and take the assessment.

Attend a New Student Orientation to Register for Classes

You will need to attend a new student orientation to register for classes. Watch your Hawkeye email for more information.

See New Student/New Program Registration.

Contact Information


Hawkeye Center 134
319-209-9239 (text)
319-296-1651 (fax)
Email Admissions

Regular Hours — Spring 2024

January 11 – May 10, 2024
Monday – Friday 8:00am – 4:30pm

If campus is closed, the Admissions Office is also closed. This includes weather-related closings. See the Academic Calendar for scheduled college closings.

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