Overview and Philosophy
The decision to invest in your future through education is an important one. At Normandale Community College, we pride ourselves on working with students to keep their educational goals within reach.
The purpose of Normandale Community College’s Financial Aid and Scholarship program is to provide financial assistance, which, in combination with the resources expected from a student and/or a student’s family, will enable the student to attend Normandale Community College. Normandale Community College expects a student or a student’s family to make a realistic effort to contribute toward a student’s educational expenses as an investment in a student’s future. Financial aid is not intended to replace the role of the family in financing a student’s education.
The majority of services provided by the Financial Aid and Scholarship Office staff are governed by federal and state rules and regulations, often leaving little, if any, flexibility in funding, eligibility or amounts that can be offered based on a variety of criteria. The goal of the staff, however, is to provide students with information in as timely a manner as possible to supplement students’ decision-making process in investing in their education.