Important Dates

Spring 2022 
Financial Aid Important Dates

Bookstore Charging
December 9, 2021 – January 21, 2022
This service is available at campus bookstores if you have money leftover (a credit balance) after tuition and fees are paid. Students enrolled in 6 or more credit hours may charge up to $650. Students enrolled in less than 6 credit hours may charge up to $325. See the Bookstore web page for more information.

Please Note: To provide course materials for students the HCC Bookstores has an e-commerce website for students to place orders and have their textbooks shipped directly to them. There is no charge for shipping, students will be able to use their financial aid, and third party sponsored scholarships. Visit the Bookstore web page for more information.

PELL Census Date 
January 14, 2022
Your Pell Grant eligibility will be determined by the classes which you are registered for at 11:59 p.m. (Eastern Time) on January 14, 2022, so register early. Credit hours added after the census date cannot be used to increase Pell Grant eligibility for that term. See Pell Census Date for more information.

Cost of Attendance
January 18, 2022
Financial Aid Awards will be adjusted after the 16 week drop/add period to reflect a student's actual enrollment status for each term. As a reminder, enrollment status determines financial aid eligibility. See Cost of Attendance for more information.

Financial Aid Refunds
Financial Aid Refunds Begin 
February 9, 2022*

First Time Loan Borrower Refunds Begin
February 23, 2022**

Fall 2021 
Financial Aid Important Dates

Bookstore Charging
August 2, 2021 - August 27, 2021
This service is available at campus bookstores if you have money leftover (a credit balance) after tuition and fees are paid. Students enrolled in 6 or more credit hours may charge up to $650. Students enrolled in less than 6 credit hours may charge up to $325. See the Bookstore web page for more information.

PELL Census Date 
August 20, 2021
Your Pell Grant eligibility will be determined by the classes which you are registered for at 11:59 p.m. (Eastern Time) on August 20, 2021, so register early. Credit hours added after the census date cannot be used to increase Pell Grant eligibility for that term. See Pell Census Date for more information.

Cost of Attendance
August 20, 2021
Financial Aid Awards will be adjusted after the 16 week drop/add period to reflect a student's actual enrollment status for each term. As a reminder, enrollment status determines financial aid eligibility. See Cost of Attendance for more information.

Financial Aid Refunds
Financial Aid Refunds Begin 
September 14, 2021*

First Time Loan Borrower Refunds Begin
September 28, 2021**

*These are dates that students will begin receiving their financial aid refunds if all required information was submitted by the priority deadline. Financial aid refunds occur when the amount of financial aid disbursed exceeds the amount of your tuition, fees, and books.

**Per federal regulations, first time loan borrowers cannot receive their first loan disbursements until 30 calendar days after the first day of class.