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Financial Aid Disbursement

About Financial Aid Disbursement

All financial aid received on a student’s behalf will be posted to the student's account to be applied to direct costs to include tuition and related fees, as well as dorm and meal plan charges if applicable. If after all charges have been covered and there is a credit remaining, then the student will be eligible for a refund of the remaining balance.

Federal loans, including Direct Stafford and PLUS, will be applied to the student's account in two disbursements each semester. Please click the button below to see a sample disbursement.

For all Federal loans, the first disbursement will occur 30 days from the start of the semester. The second disbursement will occur 60 days from the start of the semester. Financial Aid refunds will be processed to eligible students via direct deposit or check beginning the fifth or sixth week of the semester, after course attendance and class participation is verified.

For direct deposit, please allow 1 - 2 business days from the scheduled expected refund date and up to 10 days (include standard U.S. Mail delivery time) for processing paper checks. Please refer to the disbursement schedule (Financial Aid Deadlines and Timeline below) to determine when funds will be released.

You have the right to cancel all or part of any loan disbursement made on your behalf. You have the right to cancel the disbursement(s) by submitting written notification to the Cashier’s Office within 14 days of the disbursement.

View Sample Disbursement

Disbursement Deadlines

Students who are planning to utilize financial aid to pay their charges must have a valid FAFSA on file and if accepting student loans, completion of the Entrance Loan Counseling and the Master Promissory Note. Hocking College priority deadline for the FAFSA is February 1. If a student’s financial aid is not confirmed by the first day of the semester that the student plans to enroll, it is the student’s responsibility to confirm an alternative payment option.

Bookstore Purchases

Students are eligible to charge books and related course materials up to $700 only if the student has a credit appearing on their account. If the student owes a balance on their account, they are not eligible to charge books and will need to pay out of pocket for this expense. FA Link to the bookstore will be available for students to charge books up to two weeks from the start of each semester. 

Federal Direct Loan Disbursements & Expected Refund Check Availability

The college will disburse federal loans in two payments each semester. The first disbursement will occur 30 days after the start of the semester. The second disbursement will occur 60 days after the start of each semester. If you are eligible for a refund resulting from a credit balance, the available refund dates are indicated below.

Summer 2019 (1st Half Disbursement)
Summer 2019 (2nd Half Disbursement)
June 11, 2019
July 11, 2019
Autumn 2019 (1st Half Disbursement)
Autumn 2019 (2nd Half Disbursement)
September 24, 2019 
October 24, 2019
Spring 2020 (1st Half Disbursement)
Spring 2020 (2nd Half Disbursement)
February 11, 2020
March 16, 2020
*Refunds will be processed for students who are eligible.

Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) Deadlines

Students who have lost their eligibility for financial aid and student employment due to failure to meet Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) standards have the opportunity to submit an appeal. The appeal form, along with all required documentation, is due according to the chart below.

Summer 2019 May 3, 2019
Autumn 2019 August 9, 2019
Spring 2020 January 3, 2020

Entrance Loan Counseling

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Master Promissory Note

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SAP Appeal Form



Last names beginning with A – L, please contact
Debra Canter  canterd@hocking.edu
Last names beginning with M – Z, please contact
Jodi Lewis coonj@hocking.edu


Executive Director of Financial Aid
Deneene Merchant  merchantm@hocking.edu

Assistant Director to Financial Aid
Mary Russell  russellm@hocking.edu



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