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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.

Wells Fargo

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.

 

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 SERVE BASIS!

The deadline for new students to receive scholarships for the 2020-2021 school year has now passed. Returning full-time students must be registered for the upcoming academic year by March 2, 2020 and have a completed FAFSA on file to be considered for scholarships.

For any questions, please contact the Foundation Office at foundation@hocking.edu.

Talent-based scholarships are available for accomplished musicians and vocalists interested in pursuing their education at Hocking College.

Students will be required to audition following one of the QuickStart registration events. If students cannot attend an in-person audition, they may be able to submit a video audition.

All music scholarships for incoming students are awarded on the basis of the student’s audition, potential, musical and academic background, theory test results, interview (music therapy and music education), and program needs. Notification regarding talent awards will be mailed to incoming students who have been selected as scholarship recipients in early August.

To be eligible students must:

  • Be enrolled as a full-time student (12-18 credit hours) in an eligible degree or certificate program at Hocking College
  • Register for MUS-1134 (HC Band) or MUS-1131 (HC Singers)
  • Maintain Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP)
  • Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)
  • Student may be required to live on campus and purchase a meal plan

For more information on this scholarship or to schedule your audition, please email us at admissions@hocking.edu or call 740-753-7050.

Bordering States Tuition Assistance Scholarship is available to current year high school graduates from Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan, Pennsylvania, and West Virginia high schools. The scholarship pays $1,695 per semester for full-time enrollment to assist paying tuition.

Students must be enrolled full-time and maintain a 2.0 grade point average. In addition, students are required to live on campus and purchase a meal plan.

Eligible students will be awarded based on the availability of funding. Student must be registered for classes at the time of review and enrolled full-time for the terms the scholarship will be awarded.

For current year graduates of Athens, Fairfield, Hocking, Perry, Pickaway, Ross, and Vinton County High Schools

Students will receive $1,000 per academic year. To apply, simply follow the steps below:

  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 prior to the first day of the semester in order to receive an award for that term. Flex courses do not count as part of a student’s eligibile credit hours.
  4. Attend autumn or spring semester classes within one year of graduating high school.

Awards will be applied to the student account each semester after verifying that eligibility requirements have been met. Any District Scholars award amounts listed on your Financial Aid Notification are pending semester review of eligibility.

Eligibility Requirements

To maintain eligibility for the District Scholars Scholarship, students must:

Remain enrolled as a full-time student (minimum 12 credit hours).

Maintain Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP). SAP guidelines can be found at www.hocking.edu/financial-aid.

As long as the student maintains eligibility, District Scholars funds will be available for the duration of the student’s first associate degree at Hocking College, up to four semesters.

A student who withdraws from the college will be placed on  Financial Aid Suspension which means you lose eligibility for all types of financial aid (federal, state, and institutional funds). If you lose your eligibility, you have an opportunity to file a SAP appeal explaining any extenuating circumstances that contributed to failure to meet SAP guidelines as well as reasons for withdrawing. If your appeal is approved, you may regain eligibility for the District Scholars Scholarship, not to exceed four semesters.

New students will be considered for this scholarship. If selected, students must serve as college student ambassador; and be enrolled full-time. 

This is a competitive scholarship and requires students to have a 3.5 cumulative high school GPA.

The 2020-2021 awarding period has now closed. Please check back soon for additional opportunities.

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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