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.
Friday8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.







Phones: 413.552.2150

Online Services

Students can review up to date Financial Aid information online with your My HCC Online Services: 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: 

Early FAFSA Availability for 2017-2018

The FAFSA will be available beginning October 1, 2016 for the 2017-2018 financial aid award year. This is three months earlier than it has been available in the past. This application will use the income tax and financial information from the 2015 tax year. The Financial Aid Office encourages students to take advantage of the early availability. We will be hosting workshops throughout the Fall 2016 semester:


Holyoke Community College
303 Homestead Ave. Holyoke, MA 01040