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


OFFICE HOURS

Please note: The Financial Aid office will be closed for processing on 9/22, 9/29, and 10/6.

Monday 8:30 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Tuesday 8:30 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Wednesday  8:30 a.m. – 7 p.m.
Thursday 8:30 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Friday 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

loan chat

Do you have questions about financial aid or loans? Log on to the Financial Aid Office's Loan Chat, every Tuesday from 2 to 3 p.m.

Chat


Contact us

Questions? Contact the Financial Aid office:

413.552.2150
financialaid@hcc.edu


Scholarships & Grants

There are many ways to fund your education at HCC. Institutional grants, access grants, talent grants, and scholarships are all money for your education that you don't have to pay back.


Holyoke Community College Foundation Scholarships

Each year, the Holyoke Community College Foundation, a non-profit organization, disburses more than $160,000 in scholarship awards to HCC students. Applications are available on February 1, and are posted online. Applicants are considered for all scholarships; the foundation scholarship committee reviews the applications and decides which scholarship best suits each applicant. To apply or learn more about the different scholarships HCC offers, visit the foundation scholarship page.

Institutional Grant

These grants are normally limited to direct educational costs, including tuition, fees, and books.

HCC Educational Access Grant

Awards normally range from $150 to $300. 

Talent Grant

This grant is for students who show exceptional talent and are expected to enrich and enhance the life of the college. Limited to students carrying at least six hours per term and with a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0. Selection is based on nomination by faculty and staff.

HCC Scholarship

Awarded by the Scholarships and Awards Committee to needy students who have successfully completed at least 12 semester hours at HCC. View application information.

MASSGrant

Awards range from $400 to $900 per year, depending on need. To be eligible, the FAFSA must be completed by May 1. This grant is for full-time students only. Students with BA degrees or higher are not eligible.

Financial Aid Tuition Waiver

Tuition waivers reduce tuition charges and can be up to the full amount of in-state tuition. The waiver is for resident tuition only. Students with BA degrees or higher are not eligible.

Access Grant

Awards cannot exceed tuition and fees. Students with BA degrees or higher are not eligible.

Part-time Student Grant

Awards range from $200 to $400 per year. This award is limited to eligible students with expected family contributions in the Pell Grant ranges who enroll for 6-11 semester hours per term. Students with BA degrees or higher are not eligible.

Note: Links to sources of financial aid from other states can be found here.

Pell Grant

Pell awards for 2016-17 range from $5,815 a year for full-time (12 credits or more); $4,361 for three-quarter time (9-11 credits) ; $2,908 for half-time (6-8 credits); and $1,454 for less than half-time (1-5 credits). Students with BA degrees or higher are not eligible. Pell Grants are restricted to a lifetime limit of 12 full-time semesters.

Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant

These grants normally do not exceed $200 per year at HCC. Preference is given to students who are enrolled at least half-time (six credits or more) and are eligible for Pell Grants, with $0 expected family contribution. Students with BA degrees or higher are not eligible.

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


OFFICE HOURS

Please note: The Financial Aid office will be closed for processing on 9/22, 9/29, and 10/6.

Monday 8:30 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Tuesday 8:30 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Wednesday  8:30 a.m. – 7 p.m.
Thursday 8:30 a.m. – 6 p.m.
Friday 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

loan chat

Do you have questions about financial aid or loans? Log on to the Financial Aid Office's Loan Chat, every Tuesday from 2 to 3 p.m.

Chat


Contact us

Questions? Contact the Financial Aid office:

413.552.2150
financialaid@hcc.edu