Isothermal Community College

Financial Aid

Office of Financial Aid

The mission of the Financial Aid Office is to support the learning college environment through the provision of services that are timely, user-friendly, accessible, and designed to support student learning. Students are encouraged to contact the Financial Aid Office to learn more about the variety of programs offered including the Federal Pell Grant, state grants, veterans benefits, and scholarships. The office is located in the Student Services Office. Students needing assistance in applying for financial aid or navigating the processes necessary to remain eligible for aid are welcome to contact financial aid staff by phone, email, or in person during office hours.

Notice of Availability of Institutional and Financial Aid Information

Isothermal Community College distributes consumer information to students through a variety of sources including the Registration Information Booklet, the College Catalog, and the Student Handbook.  For the convenience of students, Isothermal has also created a web page to provide quick and easy access to institutional and financial aid information.  Visit the Consumer Information website for more information.  Printed paper copies are available upon request in Student Services.

Federal Direct Student Loans No Longer Available

In July 2012, the Isothermal Community College Board of Trustees voted to exit the Federal Direct Student Loan program. As of the end of the 2012-13 academic year, Isothermal Community College no longer offers direct student loans.  Scholarships and Pell Grants are still available. Contact the Financial Aid Office at 828-395-4198 with any questions.

Students who borrowed from the Federal Direct Student Loan Program must complete exit counseling when dropping below half-time enrollment.  The exit counseling is available online at ; however, if a student wishes to complete exit counseling in person, they may contact the Financial Aid Office at 828-395-1635.

Fall 2019 Registration Information: 

If you register during July 1 - August 1, 2019, all steps below must be complete by August 1st in order to guarantee your classes do not get purged.  ALL students must apply or renew their FAFSA for the fall 2019 semester.  Once you have completed the FAFSA, you can check to see if any further documents are needed or if your aid is complete through your Patriot Port account.  Please allow 1-2 weeks processing time for your FAFSA results to be available in Patriot Port.  

Steps to complete your Financial Aid:

  1. Apply for residency and admission, submit all high school transcripts or GED scores, and complete the placement test, if needed.  Students should check with the Admissions Office for further requirements.
  2. Complete and submit the 2019 - 2020 FAFSA at least two weeks prior to payment being due. FAFSA applications are available online at  
  3. Complete and return all requested paperwork sent from ICC following your FAFSA application. You can view missing documents or view your award letter on your Patriot Port account.

For more informationconcerning deadlines, please visit our Dates and Deadlines page.

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Summer Office Hours:

(Summer Office Hours are in effect from May 13 - August 9, 2019)

Monday through Thursday - 7:30 AM to 5:30 PM

Friday - CLOSED

The FA Office is located inside Student Services. 

FAFSA Application

Consumer Information

Satisfactory Academic Progress

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