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BUILDING STRONG FUTURES IN SOUTHEAST OHIO

PAYING FOR COLLEGE

 

College can be expensive. We know that. But at Hocking College, our goal is to give you a quality education you can afford.

Our team is here to help you find identify ways you can find your pathway to prosperity.

Our all-inclusive pricing structure makes the cost of attending college easy to understand with no surprise fees. All of your classes' costs, including books, supplies, uniforms, etc. are included in your course fees, and you'll receive those supplies on your first day of class. You won't have to worry about paying for extra items for your courses; all you have to do is focus on learning and putting yourself on the path to your dream career.

GRANTS

A grant is considered gift aid, money that you are not required to repay. To be considered for grants, you must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).

For more information about federal student aid eligibility, award limits and other important information, please review the Federal Student Aid Guide.

For any questions, please contact the Financial Aid Office at financialaid@hocking.edu.

  • Need-based grant considered gift aid
  • Maximum amount for 2016-2017 is $5,815 for the academic year
  • Amount awarded depends on Expected Family Contribution (EFC), Student’s enrollment status, Cost of Attendance
  • If eligible, you may receive Pell no more than 12 semesters (equivalent to 6 years)
  • May not receive Pell for more than one school at a time

  • Campus-based fund awarded to students with highest financial need (Full PELL-eligible students)
  • Maximum amount for one award year is $600 at Hocking College
  • Considered gift aid

STUDENT LOANS

If you apply for financial aid, you may be offered loans as part of your school's financial aid offer. A loan is money you borrow and must pay back with interest. Student loans can come from the federal government, from private sources such as a bank or financial institution, or from other organizations.

For any questions, please contact the Financial Aid Office at financialaid@hocking.edu.

  • Lender is U.S. Department of Education
  • Based on financial need as determined by the FAFSA
  • U.S. Department of Education pays interest on subsidized loan while you are enrolled at least half-time, during the first six months after separation from college, or periods of deferment.
  • First-Year Undergraduate Annual Loan Limit Stafford:
    • Dependent Students: $5,500 with no more than $3,500 may be in subsidized loans.
    • Independent Students: $9,500 with no more than $3,500 may be in subsidized loans.
  • Second-Year Undergraduate Annual Loan Limit Stafford:
    • Dependent Students: $6,500 with no more than $4,500 may be in subsidized loans.
    • Independent Students: $10,500 with no more than $4,500 may be in subsidized loans.
  • Lender is U.S. Department of Education
  • Unsubsidized is not based on financial need, but based on the cost of attendance.
  • Student is responsible for interest during all periods of the loan
  • If you choose not to pay interest while you are enrolled in school, periods of deferment or forbearance, or enrolled less than half time, the interest will accrue and be capitalized. 
  • First-Year Undergraduate Annual Loan Limit Stafford:
    • Dependent Students: $5,500 with no more than $3,500 may be in subsidized loans.
    • Independent Students: $9,500 with no more than $3,500 may be in subsidized loans.
  • Second-Year Undergraduate Annual Loan Limit Stafford:
    • Dependent Students: $6,500 with no more than $4,500 may be in subsidized loans.
    • Independent Students: $10,500 with no more than $4,500 may be in subsidized loans.
  • Lender is the U.S. Department of Education
  • Credit approval required
  • Maximum amount limited to Hocking College’s Cost of Attendance (COA) minus any other financial aid the student is receiving
  • Repayment begins once loan is fully disbursed
  • Current interest rate is 6.31%
  • Maximum amount, upon credit approval, up to cost of attendance minus all other financial aid the student is receiving

Sallie Mae

Students may want to consider applying for private loans if the amount of federal financial aid is not enough to cover the full cost of attendance or if eligibility for financial aid is lost. Private loans are based on credit, therefore you are encouraged to obtain a co-signer to help with the approval as well as to secure a better interest rate.

Sallie Mae Disclosures

To apply for a private loan, please visit our preferred lender site to compare products and begin your application.

 

SCHOLARSHIPS

Hocking College offers more than 50 scholarships that are awarded to hundreds of students. With the support of our generous donors and our commitment within the institution, we are able to offer scholarship opportunities to qualified full-time students. 

ALL SCHOLARSHIPS WILL BE AWARDED ON A FIRST COME-FIRST SERVED BASIS!

To receive priority consideration for scholarships in the 2021-2022 school year, new students must have submitted their admissions application and have completed their 2021-2022 FAFSA by Feb. 15, 2021. Students who complete these items after the deadline may still be considered for any unawarded scholarships

Returning full-time students must be registered for the 2021-2022 school year by April 16, 2021, and have a completed 2021-2022 FAFSA on file to be considered for scholarships.

For any questions, please contact the Foundation Office at wellsd34471@hocking.edu or 740-753-7010.

Graduating high school seniors from Athens, Fairfield, Hocking, Perry, Pickaway, Ross and Vinton counties are eligible for this scholarship. The District Scholars Scholarship is worth $1,000 an academic year.

To apply students:

  1. Apply for admission to Hocking College for the autumn or spring semester at apply.hocking.edu.
  2. Apply for Federal and State financial aid programs using the FAFSA at www.FAFSA.gov and complete all financial aid requirements.
  3. Enroll in a minimum of 12 credit hours in your program. Students must be registered before the first day of the semester to receive an award for that term. Flex courses do not count as part of a student’s eligible credit hours.
  4. Attend autumn or spring semester classes within one year of graduating high school.

As long as a student maintains eligibility, the scholarship will be available for the duration of the student's first associate degree at Hocking College, up to four semesters.

To maintain eligibility, students must:

  • Remain enrolled as a full-time student (at least 12 credit hours per semester).
  • Maintain Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP). SAP guidelines can be found at www.hocking.edu/financial-aid.

Students selected to join the Hocking College Singers or Hocking College band are eligible for a chance at a scholarship worth up to $1,000 a semester.

Who is eligible?

  • Full-time students (at least 12 credit hours per semester) in an eligible degree or certificate program at Hocking College.
  • Register for MUS-1134 (Hocking College Band) or MUS-1131 (Hocking College Singers).
  • Maintain Satisfactory Academic Progress. SAP guidelines can be found at www.hocking.edu/financial-aid.
  • Complete the most FAFSA for the year the scholarship is to be applied.

How do I apply?

Students must submit a 1-2 minute video audition either singing or playing one song in its entirety that showcases their range of talent.

Email your video submissions to Emily Davis at davise37786@hocking.edu.

If you have any questions about submitting your audition call Emily Davis at 740-753-6137.

The Presidential Scholars Award is a competitive scholarship for new students who have demonstrated not only academic excellence in High School but also civic engagement that has enriched their local community. Award recipients will serve as a Student Ambassador representing Hocking College at various events, host guided tours or speak with various stakeholders about the student experience. To be considered, students must have at least a 3.5 cumulative high school GPA and demonstrate active community involvement. Students also need to have their admissions application submitted for the Autumn 2021 term, complete their  2021-2022 FAFSA and submit the Presidential Scholars application by the deadline below. In addition, recipients must be enrolled full time in a minimum of 12 credit hours per semester.

To apply, fill out the form here. The deadline to apply is May 31, 2021.

Click Here to Explore Other Scholarships

MILITARY BENEFITS

Aside from the traditional combination of grants, scholarships and loans, we'll help you identify other ways to pay for your education, like making sure you're using any military benefits you deserve.

For more information about specific military benefits that you might be eligible for, please contact Stephen Powell, the director of Veteran and Military Student Services at powells25816@hocking.edu.

OTHER WAYS TO PAY FOR COLLEGE

For some students, the total direct costs to attend college may exceed the amount of financial aid a student is eligible. If the student’s financial aid is not enough to cover all educational charges, then there are alternative financing options available to help cover the gap.

If your remaining balance to pay is less than $1,500, after all charges and expected aid have been posted for Autumn semester, you may establish a Cash Payment Plan. The payment plan may not exceed $1,500 and will be divided by 4 with expected payments of $375 per month. Your first payment, as well as the $30 application fee, must be paid by the 1st of the month for the semester you enroll. The full balance is expected to be paid before the end of the semester.

Students and their parents may make a one-time payment to cover your remaining balance after all charges and expected financial aid has been posted. 

If you plan to use a 3rd party to pay your educational costs, such as WIA, a 529 Plan, or another type of payment, you must provide documentation that you are eligible for the funds or proof of available funds to be paid to Hocking College.

If your remaining balance to pay is $2,500 or less for the semester, after all charges and expected aid have been posted, you may be eligible for the Hocking College Work Scholarship for up to $1,000. To receive this scholarship, you must agree to work in a student employment position at Hocking College. Please see your financial aid representative to confirm if you qualify.

For a list of available positions, please contact the Hocking College Career & University Center at hccareer@hocking.edu.

Federal Work Study (FWS) is a form of employment as well as Federal Financial Aid, and like other forms of financial aid, you must indicate your interest in employment on the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).
  • Part-time employment opportunity for students while enrolled in school
  • Available to full-time students, with options of part-time enrollment
  • Encourages community service work
  • Students working in community service are paid $2.00 more per hour
  • Maximum FWS award amount is $2,500 at Hocking College

Regular Part-Time (RPT)Student Employment is for those students who do not meet the criteria for FWS, or the Work Scholarship, but still wish to work.

For a list of available positions or to get started, please contact the Hocking College Career & University Center at hccareer@hocking.edu.

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