Financial Aid

Hands down, Eastern Iowa Community Colleges is your best option when looking for an affordable college or technical education.

  • Our tuition is the most competitive in the state of Iowa, hundreds less than state universities and thousands less than private colleges. Our Dare to Compare chart shows you just how much you can save.

  • Group of students hanging outThe college foundations work hard to provide a number of scholarship opportunities. The foundations look at a variety of different criteria in selecting recipients, so everyone is encouraged to apply.

  • Such things as federal grants and work study can also provide you with money to pay for tuition, at no cost to you.

  • And if you still have a gap, government-backed direct loan programs and our convenient payment plan can help there too.

  • Finally, you can always pay in full online, in person or over the phone. Payments can be made in cash, check, money order or select credit cards. Students can view their account in our college portal, EICConnect, by clicking on STUDENTS in the e-bridge section and looking under Financial Information.

When you add it all up, cost doesn't have to be a barrier to a quality college or technical education. For more information contact us at or 1-888-336-3907.

ADDITIONAL NOTES:  You should be aware that the amount of your grant or scholarship in excess of tuition and course-related fees, books, supplies and equipment is considered as income for tax purposes. If you have any questions concerning the payment of income tax, you should contact your accountant, tax preparer, or the IRS Service at 1-800-829-1040.

The primary purpose of financial aid is to provide assistance for students who otherwise might find it difficult or impossible to attend college. To receive maximum consideration for all types of financial assistance, students should file the FAFSA by March 1. Students must reapply each academic year.
Students enrolled in short-term programs (certificate or diploma programs less than 24 credit hours), enrolled solely in distance education classes, or attending another institution at the same time as Clinton, Muscatine or Scott Community Colleges may not be eligible for financial aid or may have reduced eligibility. Contact the Financial Aid Office for more information.

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