Financial Aid Labs

We're here to help! HCC's Financial Aid Office is holding workshops to help HCC students. Gather your information and join us for one of the sessions so you can receive expert assistance with:

  • FSA ID Creation
  • Filing FAFSA for 2017-2018 or 2018-2019 (beginning Oct. 1, 2017)
  • Loan Requirements: Entrance Counseling, Master Promissory Notes, and Loan Requests
  • HCC Online Services: View, accept, and decline awards.

Please check the financial aid deadlines to ensure that your application is submitted at the best possible time. 

FINANCIAL AID LABS: Spring 2018
Friday January 5   2 - 3:30 p.m. KC 418
Thursday January 18   9 - 10:30 a.m. KC 418
Tuesday January 30   10 - 11:30 a.m. KC 220
Friday February 9   2 - 3:30 p.m. KC 418
Tuesday February 13   1 - 2:30 p.m. KC 418
Monday February 19   10 - 11:30 a.m. KC 418
Wednesday February 28   4 - 5:30 p.m. KC 220
Monday March 5   1- 2:30 p.m. KC 420
Thursday March 15   1:30 - 3 p.m. KC 220
Monday March 19   9 - 10:30 a.m. KC 224
Friday March 30   10:30 a.m - noon KC 224
Wednesday April 4   4 -5:30 p.m.  KC 220
Wednesday April 11   9:30 -11 a.m. KC 224
Thursday April 19   1:30 - 3 p.m. KC 418
Tuesday April 24   1:30 - 3:30 p.m. KC 418
Friday April 27   9 - 11:30 a.m. KC 224
Friday April 27   1:30 - 3:30 p.m. KC 220
Monday April 30   2 - 3:30 p.m. KC 418
Thursday May 3   9 - 11 a.m. KC 220
Tuesday May 8   1:30 - 3:30 p.m. KC 418
Wednesday May 16   11 - 12:30 p.m. KC 418
Monday May 21   10:30 a.m. - noon KC 418
Thursday May 31   1 - 2:30 p.m. KC 418

The checklists below can help you determine what you will need with you when you attend a lab. 

FSA ID Checklist

For help creating an FSA ID you will need access to a valid email address.

❏  Create a memorable and unique username between 6 and 30 characters (no special characters).      

❏ Create a memorable password between 8 and 30 characters (containing at least three of the following: one upper case letter, one lower case letter, one number, or one special character).

❏  You must enter your Social Security Number, Date of Birth, First Name, Middle Initial, and Last Name (as it appears on your Social Security card).

❏ You will enter your mailing address.

❏ Set up 4 security questions, including two you create yourself.

❏ We also recommend providing a unique 8 digit code.

❏ We strongly suggest providing a mobile phone number with texting capabilities.

❏ If you need assistance resetting your FSA ID please contact Federal Student Aid prior to attending a Financial Aid Lab session. By phone at 1-800- 557-7394, by TTY for the hearing impaired at 1-800- 730-8913, by web chat from www.fafsa.gov click "Help" then "Contact Us" and then the LIVE HELP button to initiate a chat.  


FAFSA Checklist

❏ Your FSA ID: see above.

❏ Your Social Security number and your parent's Social Security number if you are providing parental information.

❏ Your Alien Registration number if you are not a U.S. citizen

❏ Federal tax information or tax returns including IRS W-2 information, for yourself (and spouse, if you are married), and for your parents if you are providing parental information.

• If you are filling out the 2017-2018 FAFSA, you will need 2015 tax information.

• If you are filling out the 2018-2019 FAFSA, you will need 2016 tax information.

❏ Records of untaxed income, such as child support received, interest income, and veterans' non-education benefits, for yourself (and spouse, if you are married), and for your parents if you are providing parental information.

❏ Information on cash; savings and checking account balances; investments, including rental property; and business and farm assets for yourself (and spouse, if you are married), and for your parents if you are providing parental information.

HCC's Financial Aid Office encourages those students who are providing parental information to be accompanied by at least one parent.

Want to do it yourself? Go to www.fafsa.ed.gov.


Loan Requirement Checklist

❏  Your verified FSA ID log in information. You must be able to access your FSA ID to complete the Entrance Counseling and Loan Agreement/MPN.


HCC Online Services Checklist

❏  You will need your HCC ID: Your 9-digit HCC ID number located on your HCC ID card, and PIN: Default/temporary pin is: An uppercase "H" + lowercase "cc" + the last six digits of your HCC ID number. For example, if the last six digits of your HCC ID are 123456, your password would be Hcc123456. 

Net Price Calculator

These calculators will help you get an estimate of the amount of grant aid you might expect to receive if you attend HCC full-time and meet all federal and state financial aid eligibility requirements.

Calculator


Contact us

Questions? Contact the Financial Aid office:

413.552.2150
financialaid@hcc.edu