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NHCC students are awarded more than $40 million each year in the form of grants, scholarships, work-study, and loans. Start the application process by completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). The application for the upcoming year is available October 1. You will need to renew your FAFSA each year.
  1. Complete a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). NHCC's school code is 002370.
  2. Review your FAFSA. Most students need to provide additional information (for example: tax documents, transcripts, residency information, or documentation of high school graduation). You will receive an email when the list of additional items needed is available to view on your eservice account. All requested information must be provided before your award is processed.
  3. Receive your award notice from NHCC. You will receive an email when your award is available to view on your eservice account.

  4. Apply for loans if needed and/or scholarships if interested.
  5. Look for student employment opportunities . If you are hired, contact the Financial Aid Office to complete a work study authorization form and provide documentation of employment eligibility. Additional information is available in the Student Employment Guide.
  6. Select your refund preference at Financial aid will not appear on your student account until after your aid disburses.


NHCC's priority aid application deadline is March 1. Students who complete their file by the priority deadline are given first consideration for SEOG grants and student employment for the following academic year.

  • MN State Grant deadline - The Federal processor must receive your FAFSA no later than 30 days after the start of the semester. If your FAFSA is received after the MN State Grant deadline, you will not be eligible for MN grant for that semester.
  • Pell Grant enrollment deadline - You must be registered for all classes by the Pell Grant enrollment date. Classes added after the enrollment date are not eligible for Pell grant.