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Complete Financial Aid Paperwork and Apply for Scholarships
Federal Financial Aid Paperwork takes four to six weeks to complete. Begin this process early. The FAFSA is available for the next school year starting in January. Our financial aid staff can assist you in completing the FAFSA.
The following dates are Clinton, Muscatine and Scott Community College’s priority financial aid processing deadlines to meet the tuition due date and be able to charge books in the bookstore:
Fall Semester July 15
Spring Semester December 1
Summer Semester May 1
Clinton, Muscatine and Scott Community Colleges offer numerous scholarship opportunities.
- Scholarship deadline for Fall is April 1 for all three colleges. Clinton and Scott also award Spring term scholarships.
- Deadline for the spring scholarships is November 1.
Send Your Transcripts
High School or GED Transcripts
Submit your high school or GED Transcripts showing you have completed your high school diploma or GED. We may use your high school or GED transcript to qualify you for financial aid, for admissions into specific academic programs or for course placement using your ACT scores.
If you are planning on transferring in credits from another college or university, please have your official college transcripts sent directly to the Registrar's Office. Hand carried transcripts will not be used to award college credit. You will need to complete the Request for Transcript Evaluation Form to have your credits evaluated for use in your degree. (We encourage you to bring copies of your unofficial transcripts with you to your first advising appointment as we may use them as guidelines for Advising and placement.)
Assess for Success
Students will need to complete an assessment for initial course placement. You can select from one of the following options to meet that requirement:
COMPASS Assessment Test is available at all three campuses, many of our satellite locations and some area high schools. Compass scores will be valid for placement for three years. Contact our testing centers for an appointment:
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ACT Scores from an ACT test taken within the past three years.
Or Exemption for Earned College Credits
Have earned an associates degree or higher level degree earned from an accredited college.
12 Credit Hours - Completed 12 or more college level credit hours including math and English and have a 2.0 GPA from an accredited college.
Exemptions may be made for students enrolling as a part time student in courses other than math and English.
Attend New Student “Bridge” Experience - Connecting New Students to College Success
All new students are required to attend “Bridge”. Students will be provided an orientation to the colleges, meet with an advisor, start an academic degree plan and register for first term classes.
Sessions are offered at a variety of times. Visit www.eicc.edu/bridge or call the campus nearest you to register for your “Bridge” experience.
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Student Living Options
Muscatine and Scott Community Colleges have Student Apartments available.
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Pay for your classes
Tuition is due a few weeks prior to the start of the term. You will be notified of the Tuition Due Date. You will need to have engaged in the financial aid process, be signed up for the payment plan or pay for your classes by the tuition due date. There are many options to pay for your classes. Visit with our business office to discuss payment arrangements.
Log Into EICConnect
The student portal, EICConnect, is an important resource for students. You can access your student schedule, bill, and financial aid information. In addition, your student email account is available through EICConnect. Information on advising, class syllabuses, activities and access to your online courses can also be found in the portal. You will learn about EICConnect during orientation, but is important that you log in and utilize this resource on a regular basis.
Textbooks and Other Class Materials
A few weeks prior to classes beginning, you can stop by our college bookstores to buy your textbooks and other required materials for your college courses. Students receiving financial aid may be able to charge their textbooks to their financial aid package. Contact the college bookstores for information about textbooks.
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College Welcome Event
Our campuses will have a college welcome event prior to the start of the semester. Students and their families are encouraged to join the college for a fun event to start the semester. You will have an opportunity to learn about clubs and organizations, find your classroom, buy your books, and connect with staff and faculty . Mostly, it is our opportunity to welcome you and your family to our college community.
For assistance, contact the college nearest you:
Clinton Community College
1000 Lincoln Boulevard
Clinton, IA 52732
Muscatine Community College
152 Colorado Street
Muscatine, IA 52761
Scott Community College
500 Belmont Road
Bettendorf, IA 52722
Toll Free - 1-888-336-3907