Types of Financial Aid
The Financial Aid Office provides information and assists students seeking financial aid. Although the major responsibility for financing a college education resides with the student, Nicolet College is able to assist students in meeting their educational expenses through grants, scholarships, loans, employment, or a combination of these. Financial aid programs center upon financial need and student enrollment, determined at Date of Record (DOR), which is 14 calendar days after the beginning of the term.
Financial need- difference between the student's established Cost of Attendance (includes tuition and fees, books and supplies, room and board, transportation and personal expenses) and resources the student and/or family should have available to meet those costs (expected family contribution as determined per your FAFSA).
- Grants- financial aid that is not paid back. (Please see Return of Title IV Funds Policy for exceptions.
- Federal work study- students work and earn a paycheck to help pay for school.
- Federal Student Loans- borrowed money paid back with interest.
- Scholarships- no obligation to repay them and may be based on academic achievement, service, and/or need.
Financial Aid Qualifications
Apply and be accepted into a program that qualifies for financial aid.
File the FAFSA for the appropriate school year. The FAFSA is available after October 1 for the following academic year. This covers fall, spring, and summer terms for that academic year.
Enroll in classes that are required for your program.
Enroll in at least six credits to qualify for federal direct loans and state grants.
Be a US Citizen, a National or permanent resident of the United States.
Be in compliance with Selective Service for state grants.
Maintain Satisfactory Academic Progress as defined by Nicolet College's Financial Aid Satisfactory Academic Progress Policy.
Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)
Students can apply for federal aid by completing and submitting the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) online. By completing the FAFSA, you are applying for all types of aid which include: federal and state grants, student loans and Federal Work Study.
Students need to apply each academic year.
By December 31, students can apply for the next academic year. For the 2022-2023 FAFSA, 2020 income will be used. For the 2023-2024 FAFSA, 2021 income will be used.
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