Financial Aid Checklist

Please read all Financial Aid documents, materials, and notifications. Financial Aid follows Federal regulations through guidelines and procedures. Financial Aid requires students to maintain satisfactory academic progress (SAP).

Applying for Financial Aid Checklist

Steps Applying for Financial Aid 
1.

Request a FSA ID by accessing www.fafsa.gov (top of page) to create your account.

  • If you are a dependent student, a parent is also required to create a FSA ID.
2.

Apply online at www.fafsa.ed.gov as early as October 1st .

  • Students should complete the FAFSA application online after required Federal Tax Returns are completed. 
  • In order for HCC to receive your FAFSA results, please provide HCC’s school code: 007870. Note: The FAFSA should be completed no later than 8 weeks prior to the date classes begin.
3. Follow up with your Financial Aid Office within 7 to 10 business days after submission of your FAFSA to check aid eligibility and determine what documents need to be submitted. **You can also check what documents are needed by logging in to WebAdvisor at advisor.hccfl.edu. Search under Communication and click “My Documents”
4. Download, Complete, Sign, and Submit All Required Institutional Financial Aid Documents. Forms may be downloaded & submitted online on our Financial Aid Forms web page. Select the academic year you are seeking financial aid assistance.
5.

Submit transcripts to Admissions & Records Office.

  • Official copy of high school transcript of Standard High School Diploma or official GED scores
  • All previous college transcripts from another institution attended
6.  Check Your Status of financial aid award by logging in to WebAdvisor at advisor.hccfl.edu. Search under Financial Aid and click “Financial Aid Award Letter” or “Financial aid status by term.”
7.  Select Your Refund Preference at www.bankmobiledisbursements.com in order to receive your financial aid refund. Tuition and any book charges will be deducted from your financial aid award for the term after the drop/add period is over and if any funds remain, a refund will be disbursed to you based on your refund

Applying for a Federal Direct Loan Checklist

Steps If you are interested in applying for a federal direct loan. 
        1.

 After your Financial Aid file is complete and if you are eligible, loans will be offered to you through your Hawknet account. Please visit WebAdvisor at advisor.hccfl.edu Accept or Reject My Financial Aid

  • You must be registered in at least 6 credit hours.
  • Student must meet the Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP).
 2.

Complete the Entrance Counseling and Master Promissory Note (MPN) online at www.studentloans.gov.

  • If you are a transfer student, you must complete the Entrance Counseling and MPN for HCC.
  • The information will be received electronically within 3-5 business days.
 3. IF YOU ARE A FIRST TIME BORROWER, there is a 31 day wait from the start of classes before loan funds are disburse ti the college. You can expect to receive your refund, if applicable, within 45 days after the start of class. This wait period applies only to the first term of attendance at HCC.

Options to prevent classes from being purged for nonpayment: 

  • Apply on time: Be aware of Priority Deadline for Financial Aid.
  • TIPS: Interest free monthly payment plan; enroll online <tips link>