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Financial Aid at Hocking College

Follow these steps to make sure you are getting the most financial aid you can for your college experience! You can view the different types of financial aid here.

In order to receive Federal financial aid, students must meet the criteria listed below:

  1. Demonstrate Financial Need.
  2. Be a U.S. Citizen or Eligible Non-citizen.
  3. Have a valid Social Security Number. (With the exception of students from the Republic of the Marshall Islands, Federated States of Micronesia, or the Republic of Palau.)
  4. Be Registered for Selective Service. (Males between the ages of 18 and 25, click button below for details or to sign up.)
  5. Be enrolled or accepted for enrollment as a regular student in an eligible degree or certificate program.
  6. Be enrolled at least half-time to be eligible for Direct Loan Program funds.
  7. Maintain satisfactory academic progress (SAP)
  8. Sign the certification statement on the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) stating that:You are not in default on a federal student loan and do not owe money on a federal student grant.
  9. You will use federal student aid only for educational purposes.
  10. Show you’re qualified to obtain a college or career school education by:Having a high school diploma or a recognized equivalent such as a General Educational Development (GED) certificate.
  11. Completing a high school education in a homeschool setting approved under state law (or, if state law does not require a homeschooled student to obtain a completion credential, completing a high school education in a homeschool setting that qualifies as an exemption from compulsory attendance requirements under state law).
  12. Enrolling in an eligible career pathway program and meeting one of the "ability-to-benefit" alternatives.

Do You Meet These Criteria?

If you are seeking financial aid as a means to help pay your educational expenses, you must first apply by completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) at www.fafsa.gov. The FAFSA will help determine your eligibility for all types of financial aid such as grants and student loans. Because there are priority deadlines for scholarships and campus-based awards, such as the Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (SEOG) and Federal Work Study (FWS), you should complete your FAFSA as soon as possible. The FAFSA priority deadline at Hocking College is February 1.

To ensure that Hocking College receives your FAFSA, please enter our school code: 007598. The income and tax information you will use to complete the FAFSA should be from the Prior Prior Year. The 2017-2018 FAFSA application will be available after October 1, 2016. When you complete the FAFSA, you will have the option to use the Data Retrieval Tool (DRT). The DRT enables your IRS tax information to populate directly into the FAFSA. This is a quick and easy tool implemented for your convenience in completing the FAFSA.

Submit the FAFSA


What Happens Next?

After you have successfully completed the FAFSA, you will receive a Student Aid Report(SAR). The SAR outlines the information you entered on your FAFSA and you should review the information for accuracy. After completing the FAFSA process and resolving any pending items, Financial Aid Services will send you an email to alert you that your award letter is available for review on the Financial Aid Self-Service Portal. Please review your award notification carefully and follow up on any pending items on the checklist.

About The SAR   Hocking College Self-Service Portal

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