How to Apply

* In order for ICC to begin processing your financial aid information, you must first submit an ICC admission form.

First time FAFSA Applicants

You must apply for an FSA ID, made up of a username and password, to confirm your identity when accessing your financial aid information and electronically signing your Federal Student Aid documents. If you are a dependent student, your parents must apply for an FSA ID as well. The FSA ID replaces the Federal Student Aid PIN.

FAFSA Application

You must submit a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) every year you wish to apply for financial aid. To ensure we receive your FAFSA information, include our school code #006753.


The application process begins on October 1 and the priority deadline for ICC is March 1. Only applications completed by March 1 are considered for the FSEOG and FWS Grants.

Random selection for verification

Approximately four days after you have submitted your FAFSA to the federal processor, you will receive a Student Aid Report (SAR) via e-mail. Some applications are selected for verification, which is indicated on your Student Aid Report and the Expected Family Contribution (EFC) number on your SAR may be flagged with an asterisk (*).

If your file is selected for verification, it is the responsibility of the institution to verify the information provided on your FAFSA. You will receive an email notification to your ICC student email letting you know you need to check your To-Do list in MyICC (eServices) for all times being requested. You must submit these documents in order for ICC to continue processing your application. You will not be eligible for any financial aid if these items are not submitted for review. Once your file has been reviewed and completed, you will receive an award email to your ICC email which will outline the types of financial aid awards for which you are eligible. At ICC, we do our best to begin sending financial aid award notices in April so you are able to make informed decisions regarding your education.

Using the IRS Data Retrieval Tool (TEMPORARILY UNAVAILABLE)

A change was announced by the Department of Education on Monday, April 24, 2017. To provide relief to students selected for financial aid verification, some requirements for 2016-2017 and 2017-2018 have been changed.

Effective immediately, students and parents will be able to submit a signed 2015 Federal Tax Return instead of a Tax Transcript  to satisfy the requirements on their to-do lists. This is an alternative to using the IRS Data Retrieval Tool which is currently unavailable.

Also, if a student or a parent was not required to file taxes, the ICC Financial Assistance Office has created a form to show proof of non-filing. It is not on the ICC website, but it can be requested it in person, via email, or by calling the Financial Assistance Office. We will still need copies of W-2s for proof of income.

We can accept these items instead of directing students and parents to the local IRS office. This is effective immediately and will remain in effect until the IRS Data Retrieval Tool is available or until we receive further guidance. If additional items are needed, we will notify the student. If you have a question about acceptable documentation for verification, please contact The Financial Assistance Office and (309) 694-5311 or [email protected].