Financial Coach

Managing work, food, bills, school and family obligations is the ultimate juggling act as a student.

We know it can be overwhelming at times. HCC Financial Coaches connect you with on-campus and community resources that will help you: achieve academic success; push through financial emergencies; make refunds last longer and start really moving toward financial security.

A resource is only valuable if you know it exists. Don't wait to know what is available — meet with a financial coach or attend their scheduled events.  

EVENTS 

FAFSA Nights: If you plan to attend HCC between July 1, 2019 and June 30, 2020, you have to fill out the 2019-2020 FAFSA with 2017 tax info. The 2019-2020 FAFSA opens on Oct 1, so come out to FAFSA Workshops to get a head start on the application. 

  • Register for FAFSA Night: Click here to register for one of the 7 FAFSA Nights. 
  • Download Flyer: You can download flyer by viewing events listed at bottom of this page. 

Why You Should Connect With Financial Coaches

Help With Financial Emergencies

We get that just when you think you have mastered managing bills, work and school — LIFE happens and it can shift your focus away from class. 

Life "can happen" in a lot of different ways. 

  • Refund ran out and unexpected bills make it impossible to cover basic needs.  
  • A loved one needs your financial support. 
  • Your living situation changes for the worst.  
  • A car accident affects you being able to work.  
  • Natural disasters set you back financially.

HCC’s Financial Coaches will connect you with resources to help you through your financial emergency, so you can remain focused on finishing school. 

Fall 2018 Events


This semster, you can expect some great, resoureful events and other initiatives to help you throughout the semester. Check back here for updates and info. 

SCHEDULED EVENTS 

FAFSA Nights: If you plan to attend HCC between July 1, 2019 and June 30, 2020, you have to fill out the 2019-2020 FAFSA with 2017 tax info. The 2019-2020 FAFSA opens on Oct 1, so come out to FAFSA Workshops to get a head start on the application. 

  • Register for FAFSA Night: Click here to register for one of the 7 FAFSA Nights. 
  • Download Flyer: You can download flyer by viewing events listed at bottom of this page. 

 

Scholarships from Partners

Through the Financial Coaches established network of community partners, they often hear about great scholarship opportunities. Scholarships are a great, debt-free way to offset all or part of the cost of your education. 

Visit www.hccs.edu/finlitscholarships for up-to-date list of scholarships from the Financial Coaches' community partners.

Student Loan Debt Help

After graduation when you seek to start a career, raise a family, buy a home, launch a business and/or save for retirement, debt can leave you feeling overwhelmed, burdened and out of options. Feeling like this doesn’t have to be your reality — you DO have options to manage and overcome federal student loan debt.

HCC's Financial Coaches are committed to informing students, alumni, faculty, staff and community members about public service loan forgiveness and affordable, income-based federal student loan repayment options. 

Click here to learn more about repayment options. 

COMING SOON : Where to Go If You Need Help - Resource Guide

HCC Financial Coaches connect you to on-campus and community resources that will help you: achieve academic success; push through financial emergencies; make refunds last longer; and start really moving toward financial security.

Please check back for a resource guide that will let you know what is available when you need help.

Contact Financial Coaches

Central College

Please reach out via email for assistance, hcc.fincoach@hccs.edu

Northwest College (Alief, Spring Branch & Katy)

Please reach out via email for assistance, hcc.fincoach@hccs.edu

Northeast College

Chris Ardoin
713.718.8075
Chris.ardoin@hccs.edu

Southeast College

Armando Galvan-Cruces
713.718.7229
armando.galvancruces@hccs.edu

How Financial Coaches Support Community Partners

What Financial Coaches Offer: Community Partners, Non-profits, Governmental Agencies and NGOs

Established in 2014, the award-winning HCC Financial Coaches EDUCATE, EMPOWER AND EQUIP the Houston community with resources to:

  • Increase financial literacy.
  • Reduce financial barriers to completion of higher education workforce or academic programs.
  • Overcome financial emergencies.
  • Achieve financial security.

Financial Coaches support community partners' effort by:

  • Equipping them with tools to educate clients about how FAFSA and financial aid works.
  • Offering financial aid workshops to clients.
  • Connecting students to partners’ offerings including, but not limited to housing, utility, food, transportation and healthcare.

Resources

Financial Aid Contact Center

Financial Aid Contact

Call Center Hours: Monday - Thursday 7 a.m. - 7 p.m. | Friday 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Campus Hours: Monday - Thursday 8 a.m. - 6 p.m. | Friday 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Live Chat Hours: Monday – Friday 9 a.m. – Noon and 2 p.m. – 5 p.m.