Inver Hills Community College offers financial aid assistance to help make your dreams for an education come true
Financial Aid

Paying for college

Financing your education is seldom easy, but our Financial Aid Office has the tools, resources and know-how to help you find your best opportunities for financial assistance. We are dedicated to providing you with the highest quality service to make sure you achieve your academic and career goals.

Apply for Financial Aid

FAFSA priority deadline

April 1, before the academic year you are planning to attend the college. Files completed after the priority deadline will be reviewed on a first-come, first-served basis with funds still available.

Register for Selective Service

If you are a male between the ages of 18 and 25, you must register for the Selective Service to receive financial aid.


Apply for financial aid using the FAFSA, or Free Application for Federal Student Aid. You need to fill out a FAFSA to be considered for federal aid, state aid and Inver Hills scholarships. Your FAFSA will take at least five weeks to process—so plan ahead.

  1. Complete the FAFSA

    • Apply for your FSA ID at:
    • You need your FSA ID to complete the FAFSA application
    • Your FSA ID works as your login and electronic signature
    • Complete the Dependency Status Worksheet to determine whether your parent(s) are required to provide their information on your application; if yes, he/she will also need to apply for their own separate FSA ID of their own
    • Inver Hills School Code: 006935
    • Your name and social security number must appear on the FAFSA exactly as they appear on your social security card: Inaccuracies will cause delays
    • You need to complete the FAFSA for the year you plan to attend Inver Hills
    • Use the IRS Data Retrieval Process to transfer your federal tax information straight from your tax return to your FAFSA application
  2. Turn in all requested documents to Inver Hills

    • The Financial Aid Office may request other documents in addition to the FAFSA
    • Return those documents to Financial Aid Office when completed and signed by all necessary parties
    • For priority consideration, your financial aid file must be complete by April 1
    • Files completed after April 1 will be processed and awarded with available funds
    • Completing your financial aid file is your responsibility
    • Call the Financial Aid Office at 651-450-3495 to check your status
    • Or login to E-services and using the Financial Aid Status option

Start your FAFSA

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Federal Student Aid

Transfer students

If you decide to attend Inver Hills in the same academic year you completed a financial aid file at another college or university, you still need to complete a financial aid file at Inver Hills. Financial aid does not transfer.

You can process the change electronically:

  • Login to your FAFSA
  • Select "Make a Correction"
  • Add or delete as school code 006935

Award notification

You will receive an e-mail and/or postcard from Inver Hills indicating your award letter is available on e-Services. Understanding your rights and obligations as a financial aid recipient is your responsibility.

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