Financial Aid - Black Hawk College

Financial Aid

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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 and state funds to help meet your educational costs.

Most 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



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

Enrolled Spring 2021? Incurred costs associated with the pandemic? You may qualify for a Black Hawk College CARES Grant »

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 FAFSA information and related requirements should be submitted by Finish Financial Aid Day. Submission by these dates allows time for processing before the payment deadline:

  • Fall Semester: July 1
  • Spring Semester: December 1
  • Summer: May 1

Students who fail to submit by these dates will need to make personal payment arrangements to register for classes. Financial aid can still be processed, but will not hold the student’s classes.


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 and any fees have been applied to your account. The bookstores announce purchasing dates each semester.

Paying your aid
Financial aid is considered “pending” until after the add/drop period, which ends on the tenth day of the semester. Financial aid eligibility will be based on your tenth day enrollment – at that time, grants and scholarships will credit your billing account. Courses added after the tenth day will not be eligible for financial aid.
Award Information »

Refund information
After financial aid credits your billing account, any remaining credit balance 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 »

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

More Information

Be sure you know what’s involved with receiving and maintaining your financial aid at Black Hawk College.

Financial Aid Policies »

Code of Conduct »