Summer Financial Aid

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Registration for summer will open as of March 8, 2021. To help you make your decision about enrolling, we’re sharing information about aid eligibility, requirements and options for summer sessions. Summer classes can be a great way for students to take control of their future and get closer to their career goals. Summer classes offer unique benefits while still allowing plenty of time to enjoy the traditional summer fun. 


SUMMER 2021


Students who have a 20-21 FAFSA application on file and are eligible to receive summer financial aid will receive an email notification about their award, and the next steps. 

DON’T WAIT. ENROLL TODAY.

If you have a 20-21 FAFSA on file and no outstanding Financial Aid To-do List items, the Financial Aid Office will hold your summer classes until June 4, 2021.


We strongly encourage you to enroll in classes while you await a decision for your summer aid eligibility

Why should students enroll for Summer 2021?

You’ll graduate faster & with less debt

Enrolling in summer classes gives you the opportunity to complete more classes, earn more credits and graduate faster. Completing your degree faster will allow you to accumulate less student debt.

 

Smaller classes & more availability

Popular courses often fill quickly in the Fall and Spring semesters, taking the popular courses over the summer will mean more one-on-one facetime and discussions with your professor along with smaller class sizes.

 

It can be a great time to take the classes you’ve been putting off

Summer sessions are often shorter than the Fall or Spring semesters, this could be a great time to complete that class you’ve been dreading. Make sure to enroll in classes within your program plan, financial aid does not cover classes outside of your program plan. Students who need to retake a class, or those who have fallen behind due to COVID-19, family emergencies, illness, etc. can make up the work and stay on track to graduate on time.

 

Lower course load

Students often take less courses over the summer compared to Fall and Spring. Taking 1-2 courses can mean more time and concentration devoted to your classes, and higher rates of success.

 

Avoid summer brain drain

Students who don’t enroll over the summer often face summer brain drain, a term describing seasonal learning loss. Students who complete summer classes stay mentally stimulated and have an easier time adjusting when returning in the fall.

 

Summer Pell Grants

Fall/Spring FULL-TIME Students: Summer Pell Grant Requirements

In the past, students who were full-time in the fall and spring were not eligible to receive Pell Grants in the summer. However, the great news is that with Year-round Pell Grants, you may be able to receive Pell to fund your summer courses! It is our hope, that this will help you graduate sooner and with less debt.

 

WANT YEAR-ROUND PELL FOR SUMMER? HERE IS WHAT YOU NEED TO DO.

  • Enroll in 6 credit hours that count toward the degree plan for your eligible program.

  • Submit 20-21 FAFSA and not have any incomplete items on Financial Aid To-do List

  • Be actively pursuing a degree or certificate program at HCC. Students who are enrolled at HCC for the summer term only (not enrolled in Fall or Spring semesters), are not eligible to receive aid. 
     
  • Meet Satisfactory Academic Progress standards and be in good academic standing.

 

DON’T WAIT. ENROLL TODAY.

If you have a 20-21 FAFSA on file and no outstanding Financial Aid To-do List items, the Financial Aid Office will hold your summer classes until June 4, 2021.

We strongly encourage you to enroll in classes while you await a decision for your summer aid eligibility. Again, you must be enrolled in 6 credit hours to take advantage of Summer Pell. 

Please know that funds are not guaranteed.

 

 

Fall/Spring PART-TIME Students: Summer Pell Grant Requirements

WANT SUMMER AID? HERE IS WHAT YOU NEED TO DO.

  • Submit 20-21 FAFSA and not have any incomplete items on Financial Aid To-do List.

  • Be actively pursuing a degree or certificate program at HCC. Students who are enrolled at HCC for the summer term only (not enrolled in Fall or Spring semesters), are not eligible to receive aid. 

  • Meet Satisfactory Academic Progress standards and be in good academic standing.

DON’T WAIT. ENROLL TODAY.

If you have a 20-21 FAFSA on file and no outstanding Financial Aid To-do List items, the Financial Aid Office will hold your summer classes until June 4, 2021. 

We strongly encourage you to enroll in classes while you await a decision for your summer aid eligibility

Please know that funds are not guaranteed.

 

Purchasing Books Using Summer Financial Aid

The Financial Aid Office will send you an email once your aid is authorized to purchase books and supplies.

Learn more about buying books with financial aid.

 

Student Summer Positions

Traditional Work-Study is part-time student employment with plenty of open positions and funding available for students who qualify.

With a Traditional Work-Study financial aid award, students can:

  • Work part-time on-campus or off-campus (remote positions are available)
  • Work up to 19.5 hours per week
  • Earn $11.00 per hour (Work-Study award is not a lump sum payment but earned in biweekly checks)

 

Get familiar with the application process & learn what you’ll need to apply by visiting the FA Traditional Work-Study webpage.

 

Path to Profession offers students a unique opportunity to get real world experience within their field of study, while getting paid. This program allows HCC to allocate federal work-study funds to student positions with community partners. 

HCC’s Path to Profession Program allows students to:

  • Be paid for apprenticeships, internships, clinical rotations, and other career-related positions with community partners
  • Students can work up to 40 hours per week
  • Hourly pay rate of $15.00 

 

Visit the Path to Profession webpage for more information on this new program