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.
Temporary Reduction in Service Hours for Financial Aid and Student Accounts
To expedite the process of getting money out to students, we are once again closing the Financial Aid and Student Accounts service counters on Fridays from February 7 through March 7 to devote all of our time to financial aid processing and student account audit/refunds.
Even though the service counters will be closed, students can still drop off documents in the drop off box in the Financial Aid lobby for both departments.
During this time period our service counter hours will be:
Temporary Office Hours (Frost 201)
|Monday||8:30 am - 6:00 pm|
|Tuesday||8:30 am - 6:00 pm|
|Wednesday||8:30 am - 7:00 pm|
|Thursday||8:30 am - 6:00 pm|
|Friday||CLOSED ALL DAY FOR PROCESSING|
*The Student Accounts service counter will be open on Friday, February 14 in conjunction with the HCC Monthly Payment Plan due date.
Phone: (413) 552-2150
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.