Financial Aid


More than half of all HCC students receive financial aid from federal, state, and private sources. The Financial Aid Office is here to help you complete and submit your paperwork. You can even apply and submit federal financial aid forms directly from our office.

The vast majority of financial aid funds at Holyoke Community College come from Federal and State programs for which eligibility is need-based. Students applying for financial aid are considered for a wide variety of aid Programs. Students must reapply for this aid each academic year. State funded programs require the student (and parent) to have been Massachusetts residents for at least one year before the start of the school year. All awards are subject to the availability of funds and changes in Federal, State, and College regulations, policies and procedures.

Office Hours* (Frost 201)

Monday8:30 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Tuesday8:30 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Wednesday   8:30 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Thursday8:30 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Friday*8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

 

 

 

*The Financial Aid Office will be closed for processing on Fridays from 2/1/2016 through 3/11/2016.


Contact

Email: financialaid@hcc.edu

Phones: 413-552-2150


Online Services

Students can review up to date Financial Aid information online with your My HCC Online Services: www.hcc.edu/myhcc. Students can log in to review the status of their application, download missing requirements, check on their Satisfactory Academic Progress standing, and much more. 

We encourage students to download this brochure to help them navigate the most common Financial Aid functions in their Online Services. 


Important News: 

150% Time Limitation on Loan Subsidy 

Legislation has passed impacting the length of time some borrowers are eligible to receive Federal Direct Subsidized loans. For more information please see our Loan pages: Financial Literacy>Loans or Types of Aid>Loans.

Financial Aid and January Intersession

Intersession is considered part of the spring 2016 semester for financial aid.  The number of credits you take during the intersession is combined with the number of credits you take during the traditional spring semester to determine your spring 2016 financial aid award.

If you withdraw from an intersession class, the class cannot be counted in your financial aid for the spring 2016 semester and your financial aid may be reduced.

If you drop your spring 2016 classes, for financial aid purposes it is best to drop them while you are still enrolled in your intersession class.

You cannot receive a Pell Grant from more than one school per semester.  If you are transferring for the spring, you may want to consider declining your Pell Grant award at HCC for the intersession.

The review of academic progress (based on the prior fall grades) will take place in early January.  If it is determined that you are not meeting the standards, your financial aid for the spring semester (including intersession) may be canceled after you have started attendance and incurred charges for your intersession class.

 

Holyoke Community College
303 Homestead Ave. Holyoke, MA 01040
(413) 538-7000