Financial Aid

Half of Black Hawk College students receive some financial assistance from grants, scholarships, loans and/or student employment. The Financial Aid Office can assist you in applying for federal, state and institutional funds to help meet your educational costs.

Most of the funding is based on your family’s financial situation. Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) to determine eligibility. (FAFSA – Spanish.)

Black Hawk College Federal School Code: 001638

Looking for some quick tips? Watch the “7 Easy Steps to the FAFSA” video tutorial!


FAFSA Grants Scholarships Work-Study Loans

Are you a veteran? You may qualify for educational benefits. Educational Benefits for Veterans »

What Happens Next?

Log into myBlackHawk
Once you have been admitted to Black Hawk College, you will have access to myBlackHawk, a secure student site that allows you to check email, register and pay for courses, view student records, get college announcements, and view financial aid information.

The Financial Aid Office will communicate with students through their BHC email only.
All students are assigned an email account at which becomes the official vehicle for communication from the college. The email account is accessed through myBlackHawk.

Finish Financial Aid Day
All applications and documents should be received by Finish Financial Aid Day. Applying by these dates allows time for processing. After Finish Financial Aid Day, you will need to pay cash or set up payment arrangements in the Bursar’s Office. Finish Financial Aid Day Deadlines:

Period Date
Fall 2019 July 1, 2019
Spring 2020 December 2, 2019

How do you receive your aid?

Buying books
You can buy your books and supplies in the BHC bookstores if you have aid remaining after tuition has been applied to your account. The bookstores announce purchasing dates each semester.

Paying your aid
Financial aid is paid to your account after the add/drop period, which ends on the tenth day of the semester. Financial aid will be based on the tenth day enrollment – courses added after the tenth day will not be eligible for financial aid.
Award Information »

Refund information
Any remaining balance of financial aid after tuition and book charges have been deducted will be refunded. Title IV financial aid credit balances will be refunded within 14 days after the add/drop period. Refunds are disbursed from the Bursar’s Office.
Refund Policy »

Crediting your account
Financial aid is first applied to your account to pay tuition charges. You may view your personal information online by accessing your myBlackHawk account.

To continue receiving aid
Staying in good academic standing is required to keep your financial aid. Don’t lose your benefits!
BHC Financial Aid Academic Progress Policy »

More Information

Be sure you know what’s involved with receiving financial aid from Black Hawk College and your ability to pay back any loans after you complete your education.

Financial Aid Policies »

Code of Conduct »