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.

Regular Office Hours (Frost 201)**

Monday8:30 am - 6:00 pm
Tuesday8:30 am - 6:00 pm
Wednesday   8:30 am - 7:00 pm
Thursday8:30 am - 6:00 pm
Friday8:30 am - 4:30 pm

 

 

 

Contact 

Email:  financialaid@hcc.edu

Phone: (413) 552-2150

**Please note: Temporary Change in Office Hours**

The college continues to have a very high number of students applying for financial assistance.  Most of the students who are receiving financial aid demonstrate a very high financial need and are anxious to receive their refund checks to help with their out-of-pocket expenses.  To expedite the process of getting money out to these students, we are temporarily reducing service hours in Financial Aid and Student Accounts  to devote all of our time to financial aid processing and refunds.  The revised service hours are listed below.

Please note that even though the service counters will be closed at times, students can still drop off documents in the drop off box in the Financial Aid lobby (Frost 201) for both departments.

Financial Aid Office Hours: 9/15/2014-10/03/2014

Monday8:30 am - 6:00 pm
Tuesday8:30 am - 6:00 pm
Wednesday8:30 am - 7:00 pm
Thursday8:30 am - 6:00 pm
FridayCLOSED FOR PROCESSING

Student Accounts Office Hours: 9/15/2014 - 10/17/2014

Monday8:30 am - 6:00 pm
Tuesday8:30 am - 6:00 pm
Wednesday8:30 am - 7:00 pm
Thursday8:30 am - 6:00 pm
FridayCLOSED FOR PROCESSING


Important News: 150% Time Limitation on Loan Subsidy 

New 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.

 

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