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SME Scholarship: The Coeur d’ Alene Section of the Society for Mining, Metallurgy and Exploration (SME) is seeking candidates for consideration for two (2) - $1,000 scholarships to be presented by the Section to deserving students majoring in a minerals industry or related field of study, and/or Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics. Click here for this scholarship's full eligibility requirements and application materials.
Attention Summer Students: This Friday, May 3rd, is the deadline to submit all missing documents to be guaranteed an award for summer. Please check MyDocuments on your MyNIC account to view your missing items.
Summer Awards Summer semester is different from other semesters in that you must have remaining eligibility leftover from the 2012-2013 school year. There is no separate financial aid application for summer. Simply register for summer courses in April (check MyNIC for your personal registration time) and you'll be notified of your eligibility 2-3 weeks from the time you register.Missed the March 15th priority deadline? There is still time to fill out your FAFSA:
Go to fafsa.ed.gov and login using your PIN. (Apply for or request a duplicate PIN at www.pin.ed.gov.)
The 2013-2014 NIC Foundation Scholarship Application is now available online:
NIC has partnered with stars to create an online application for NIC Foundation Scholarships. Simply log into your MyNIC account, click on NIC Foundation Scholarship Application in the bookmark section and apply. If you have any trouble applying, click the link for step by step instructions.
All financial aid awards must be accepted electronically:
Simply log into your MyNIC account click on the Financial Aid tab (under the Student Services tab) and use the Accept/Reject feature.
All correspondence is sent via your Cardinal Mail:
Please activate your student Cardinal Mail through your MyNIC account.
Have you accepted loans?
Don't forget to complete your Loan Entrance Counseling and a Direct Loan Master Promissory Note at www.studentloans.gov. Funds from your loan may not be disbursed until Financial Aid receives these two items.
Do you need help getting tax information for verification purposes?
After July 15th, the Department of Education requires you either obtain a "tax return transcript" from the IRS or use the IRS Data Retrieval tool on the FAFSA. Click here for help.
Please note: if you choose to submit a tax transcript, you must also attach your W2's or Schedule C if you are self-employed.
Financial Aid disburses to Higher One every Friday.
NIC is partnering with HigherOne, a financial services company that works with colleges across the country, to offer you more choices for how to receive your money. Please be aware of the following:
1. If you chose the MyNIC card as your disbursement option, funds will be transmitted and available later that business day.
2. If you chose direct deposit, funds will be transmitted to your personal bank account 2-3 business days from the day they are transmitted to Higher One.
3. If you chose a mailed check, funds will be transmitted 5-7 business day from the day they are transmitted to Higher One.
4. If you have any questions for HigherOne© you may contact them at 1.877.405.1874 or log on to www.MyNICCard.com.
Please see our Important Dates & Deadlines page for all upcoming deadlines.