Students maintain an active application status by attending HCC at least one term in an academic year. If you have not attended HCC for more than one year, you must complete a new application. Former students are not required to pay additional registration fees. Former students returning to HCC that are seeking a degree or certificate must meet the graduation requirements of the catalog in effect at the time the student returns to continuous enrollment.
Step 1: Turn in Transcripts - Former students who have attended another college or university since last attending HCC must submit transcripts to: HCC-SouthShore 551 24th Street NE Ruskin, FL 33570. Transcripts can also be hand deliver the official sealed transcripts to the Student Services Building.
Step 2: Financial Aid - Students interested in Financial Aid will need to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) at www.fafsa.ed.gov. Please check the HCC calendar for application deadlines. If you are receiving a Bright Futures scholarship, you will need to visit the State of Florida’s Bright Futures website at http://www.floridastudentfinancialaid.org/SSFAD/bf/ to select HCC as the school you will attend. The school code for HCC is 292.
Step 3: Meet with an Advisor - An advisor will determine if any testing is needed and provide you with instruction on registering for classes, if need.
Step 4: Register & Pay for Classes - You may register for classes online through Hawknet or with an Advisor. Please check the HCC calendar for payment deadlines. After the payment deadline has passed, tuition must be paid on the day that you register for your course(es). HCC does offer Tuition Installment Plans (TIPS). The sooner you apply, the more payment options you have available. For more information, go to /ssem/tips.aspx. If you have received an award letter for Financial Aid, make sure that you have accepted your award. If you have not received an award letter for Financial Aid before the tuition deadline, you will need to contact a Financial Aid Counselor or Manager to see if you qualify for a tuition deferment. A tuition deferment will allow you to keep your classes during the awarding process. However, you will be required to pay out-of-pocket for your books. Please estimate about $100.00 per book. Recipients of Bright Futures, Florida Prepaid (Please bring the ID card issued by the Department of Education), and other Scholarships must go to the Bursar’s office to charge tuition to their account.
Step 5: Purchase Books - With a printout of your classes from Hawknet, you may order your books online at http://bookstore.hccfl.edu, by selecting your campus, and ‘textbooks’. You may also purchase books at the SouthShore campus during the first week of the term or at the Brandon Campus Bookstore after the first week of the term.
Step 6: Attend Class(es) - Your success is dependent on your attendance and participation, so please feel free to speak with an advisor or counselor about your course selections or anything else that may require assistance.