Isothermal Community College

Financial Aid

Welcome to the Office of Financial Aid at Isothermal!

Attention students:

All Financial Aid checks will be mailed by the published date for all semesters to the address on file for students.  Please check your Patriot Port to ensure your address is accurate.
To review your address on file:
  • Log into Patriot Port
  • Click on the username at the top (the first portion of your email or account login)
  • Click on User Profile
If your address is incorrect, send an email from your Isothermal email account to to have it updated.

The mission of the Financial Aid Office is to support the learning college environment through the provision of services that are timely, user-friendly, accessible, and designed to support student learning. Students are encouraged to contact the Financial Aid Office to learn more about the variety of programs offered including the Federal Pell Grant, state grants, veterans benefits, and scholarships. The office is located in the Student Services Office. Students needing assistance in applying for financial aid or navigating the processes necessary to remain eligible for aid are welcome to contact financial aid staff by phone, email, or in person during office hours.

Notice of Availability of Institutional and Financial Aid Information

Isothermal Community College distributes consumer information to students through a variety of sources including the Registration Information Booklet, the College Catalog, and the Student Handbook.  For the convenience of students, Isothermal has also created a web page to provide quick and easy access to institutional and financial aid information.  Visit the Consumer Information website for more information.  Printed paper copies are available upon request in Student Services.

Federal Direct Student Loans No Longer Available

In July 2012, the Isothermal Community College Board of Trustees voted to exit the Federal Direct Student Loan program. As of the end of the 2012-13 academic year, Isothermal Community College no longer offers direct student loans.  Scholarships and Pell Grants are still available. Contact the Financial Aid Office at 828-395-4198 with any questions.

The exit counseling is available online at; however, if a student wishes to complete exit counseling in person, they may contact the Financial Aid Office at 828-395-1635.

To avoid having your loans go into default, find help here: Steps to Avoid Default.

Managing student loans and student debt can be hard.  Find help at Resolution to Federal Loan Debt.


FAFSA4caster will help you understand your options for paying for college.  Get started here.

Purchasing Books With Financial Aid

Financial Aid recipients who have awards showing on their Patriot Port account may charge books and required school supplies in the ICC Bookstore at the beginning of each semester.  The Bookstore charging dates can be found posted on the ICC Bookstore page, the college calendar, and on the Dates and Deadlines page.  Bookstore charges from the ICC Bookstore are deducted form the student's financial aid award before financial aid refunds are issued.  This service is provided as a convenience to students, and students are not required to purchase books this way.  Financial Aid students wishing to purchase books from another vendor will need to pay for those purchases on their own and those costs will not be deducted from their financial aid.  For students with the Powers Promise Scholarship please note it covers tuition and fees only; it cannot be used for charging books or required school supplies in the ICC Bookstore.  

Spring 2021 Registration Information: 

If you are planning to register during open registration October 19th - November 20th, 2020, all steps below must be complete by November 20th, 2020 in order to guarantee your classes do not get purged.  If you do not plan to register during this time, you may be able to register during Final Registration January 5th & 6th, 2021.  Your financial aid must be complete prior to registering on either of those days.  All students must complete financial aid online at and select the 2020-2021 application for the spring 2021 semester.  If you are a current student enrolled during the fall of 2020 and are receiving financial aid, you do not have to renew your application.  Once you have completed the FAFSA, you can check to see if any further documents are needed or if your aid is complete through your Patriot Port account.  Please allow 1-2 weeks processing time for your FAFSA results to be available in Patriot Port.  

Steps to complete your Financial Aid:

  1. Apply for residency and admission, submit all high school transcripts or GED scores, and complete the placement test, if needed.  Students should check with the Admissions Office for further requirements.
  2. Complete and submit the 2020-2021 FAFSA at least two weeks prior to payment being due. FAFSA applications are available online at  
  3. Complete and return all requested paperwork sent from ICC following your FAFSA application. You can view missing documents or view your award letter on your Patriot Port account.

For more information concerning deadlines, please visit our Dates and Deadlines page.

Contact us:


Office Hours:

Monday through Friday - 8:00 am to 4:30 pm

Summer hours (May 11 - August 7, 2020):

Monday through Thursday - 7:30 am to 5:30 pm

The FA Office is located inside Student Services. 

The Federal School code for ICC is 002934.

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