Financial Aid Office


Welcome to the North Idaho College Financial Aid Office webpage. Our office is committed to assisting students in paying for their education while assuming as little debt as possible. As a result, we use creative ways to award student loans and leverage scholarship money.

Please review the links on the right hand side of the page for information on how to apply for financial aid and scholarships, what types of aid are offered, how to keep your financial aid, important information you need to know, deadlines, and any forms that are requested.

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Disbursement Policy Overview

Students who accept Federal Student Loans will receive incremental disbursements (residual funds left over after all tuition and fees are paid for) within each semester. Loans will be split in half each semester and the first disbursement will take place at the normal disbursement time. The second half will be set for the week after midterm grades are due. Students who have all "F" grades, a combination of "F" and withdrawals AND  who are not attending at least six credits will not receive their second disbursement.

See disbursement dates below:

Term  1st Disbursement 30-Day Delay Disbursement 2nd Disbursement
Summer 2016
June 17, 2016
July 6, 2016
July 6, 2016
Fall 2016
September 9, 2016 September 27, 2016 November 4, 2016
Spring 2017
January 27, 2017
February 14, 2017
March 24, 2017

Late Start Courses & Disbursements

If you register for a late start course, you may not receive a disbursement until your attendance has been verified in those courses. Click the following links to see how this may affect your Grants and/or Loans.

Loan Disbursements

Student loans are issued twice over the course of each semester.