Paying for College

Scholarships
Participants can apply for the SSS scholarship three (3) semesters per year: fall, spring, and summer.
Scholarship notices will be sent to all participants via email.  Notices will also be placed on posters in the TRIO offices.  All applications MUST be submitted by the posted due date.  Please check your email regularly each semester for these notices.

Scholarship Requirements
Students must:

  • Have a cumulative Grade Point Average (GPA) of 2.0 or higher (4.0 scale)
  • Be enrolled for a minimum of  6 credit hours per semester
  • Have a completed FAFSA application on file
  • Have a minimum of 4 participation credits per semester

Financial Aid - Things you should know when applying:

  • Read all the instructions carefully
  • File your income tax early
  • File your FAFSA as soon as possible
  • Save time and file electronically
  • Be aware of deadlines
  • Keep a copy of your application

Federal Aid Requirements:

  • Demonstrate financial need
  • Have a high school diploma or a General Education Diploma
  • Students must be working toward a degree or certificate in an eligible program
  • Be a U.S. citizen or eligible non citizen
  • Have a valid Social Security Number
  • Maintain satisfactory academic standing
  • Enroll for a minimum of 6 credit hours per semester

Visit the HCC Paying for College and  Financial Aid webpages for more information.