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For Parents

Welcome Hocking parents! Whether this is your first time experiencing the college financial aid process or if you have walked this road before, we want to help make the financial aid experience as seamless as possible and provide the resources you will need throughout this process. Let's begin with a few important points:

  • Family Education Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) limits sharing of data pertaining to a student to only those individuals that the student has given the school permission to share certain information. This can include status of grades, a students' academic performance, or the details of a financial issues. Understanding that you are a concerned parent, we encourage you to speak with your child about completing the FERPA form to ensure that you are indicated as a person whom the school can communicate details of the student's situation.

  • Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) standards are in place to ensure that students are progressing towards the completion of his/her degree. There are two key components to SAP: Qualitative (cumulative grade point average) and Quantitative (maximum timeframe) measures. A student must meet established SAP criteria to continue to maintain eligibility for financial aid (including loans, grants and scholarships). SAP guidelines are posted on our website for the student's convenience.

  • Applying for financial aid? Applications for the new award year are available after January 1st of each year. We encourage you to complete the application at your earliest convenience to receive maximum awards available. When completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), we encourage you to use the Data Retrieval Tool (DRT), which allows for your income tax return information to be transmitted from the IRS to the FAFSA. This ensures accuracy of the information entered on the FAFSA and reduces financial aid processing time in the event your application is selected for the verification process. To complete the FAFSA, you will need a Personal Identification Number (PIN) to sign the FAFSA. You can obtain a PIN by visiting To view a video on how to complete the FAFSA, please visit

  • What happens after the FAFSA is completed? Once you have completed the FAFSA successfully, you will receive an email confirmation from Central Processing Systems (CPS). Your information will be submitted to Hocking College as you have instructed by including Hocking as choice school on the FAFSA. Once we receive your information, the Financial Aid Office will be able to create a financial aid award package, which includes funds awarded to help your son/daughter pay their educational expenses. If you are selected for the verification process, the school will request additional information from the family. This process must be complete before you can be packaged. Once you have received your award letter, view the Hocking College Financial Aid Award Notification Guide for further instructions regarding the aid that has been awarded.

  • Important Links: Here are a few links that may be of help to you pertaining to the financial aid process and to learn more about federal financial aid programs, eligibility criteria, and maximum limits.

Office of Financial Aid Services
877.HOCKING, ext. 7061
Fax: 740.753.7085

Walk-in Hours
Concourse, John Light Hall
Hocking College
3301 Hocking Parkway
Nelsonville, Ohio 45764
10:00 am to 5:00 pm
Tuesday - Friday
9:00 am to 5:00 pm
Except holidays

Hocking College Federal School Code is 007598.