Summer Financial Aid

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Registration for summer will open as of March 7, 2022. 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 2022


Students who have a 21-22 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 21-22 FAFSA on file and no outstanding Financial Aid To-do List items, the Financial Aid Office will hold your summer classes until June 3, 2022.


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

Why should students enroll for Summer 2022?

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 21-22 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 21-22 FAFSA on file and no outstanding Financial Aid To-do List items, the Financial Aid Office will hold your summer classes until June 3, 2022.

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 21-22 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 21-22 FAFSA on file and no outstanding Financial Aid To-do List items, the Financial Aid Office will hold your summer classes until June 3, 2022.

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 $13.00 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

 

Buy Books with Financial Aid

Financial aid grants and loans may be available to assist with books and supplies. Your "anticipated" aid is a "Book Credit" that is available for you to use when purchasing books and supplies. Once your Book Credit is ready to use, you will receive an email with options and next steps.  

Students will be able to use the FALL 2022 Book Credit from Friday, August 12th until Tuesday, November 29th, 2022. 

2 Options for Using Financial Aid to Purchase Books and Supplies

USE FINANCIAL AID IN COLLEGE BOOKSTORE

Financial aid grants and loans may be available to assist with books and supplies in the College Bookstore. Your "anticipated" aid is a "Bookstore Credit" that is available for you to use when purchasing books/supplies at College Bookstore. Once your Bookstore Credit is ready to use in the bookstore, you will receive an email with details and next steps. 

  • GRANTS: When you have grant funds leftover after tuition and fees, your financial aid is available to assist with purchasing books approximately ten days before the start of classes.

  • LOANS: When you have loan funds leftover after tuition and fees, your loans are available to assist with purchasing books beginning on the second day of classes and only if you completed all loan requirements (enrollment and attendance in 6 or more credits, completed loan promissory note and completed entrance loan counseling). 

  • STEPS TO PAY WITH FINANCIAL AID
    • Go to the HCC Bookstore Website www.hccs.bncollege.com.
    • Select Central Campus from the drop-down menu.
    • Select textbooks.
    • Select term.
    • Enter your course information.
    • View your book selection.
    • Go to the checkout cart.
    • Choose SFA (student financial aid) for method of payment. 

 OR


OPT-OUT OPTION | PURCHASE CLASS BOOKS AND SUPPLIES OUTSIDE COLLEGE BOOKSTORE

If you would like to request your federal financial aid funds (grants or loans) in advance to purchase your books and supplies outside of the college bookstore, an OPT-OUT option will be available during the dedicated two-week opt-out period dates below. If you qualify for this option, you will receive an email with details and next steps. 

  • Fall Semester | July 15-30 
  • Spring Semester | December 1 - 15
  • Summer Semester | April 15 -30

IMPORTANT: If you choose this option, you will not be able to use financial aid bookstore credit at the college bookstore, at any point in the semester

STEPS TO REQUEST

  1. Use a computer (not mobile device) to visit the Student Homepage via www.myeagle.hccs.edu and select “Student Sign-In” tile/box.
  2. Select the “Financial Aid” tile/box.
  3. Select “Books” link.
  4. Select “Book Advance Refunds” link.
  5. Click the “Opt-out from Bookstore” checkbox and SAVE the page.

WHAT HAPPENS AFTER YOU REQUEST TO PURCHASE BOOKS OUTSIDE OF BOOKSTORE

  • If you choose to opt-out of using your financial aid at the college bookstore, you will not be able to use financial aid at any point in the semester at the college bookstore.
  • Advanced funds for books and supplies will only be available if you selected the opt-out option in self-service during the dedicated two-week opt-out period dates above. 
  • The amount calculated will be based on enrollment status (number of credit hours) 14 days before the summer semester classes begin. Any changes to enrollment status or class schedule after that point will not be taken into consideration.

 

 

Bookstore Shipping, Price Matching and Which Books to Buy

The HCC Bookstore is open and ready to serve you online at www.shophccbookstore.com

Free Shipping Over $49

Textbooks and other materials are available for online purchase and home delivery through the HCC Bookstore: www.shophccbookstore.com. The HCC Bookstore is offering free ground shipping for orders over $49. Use the course and section # information from your course schedule to search for books available for purchase or rental. You may also wait until the first day of class so that your professor can share all options for course materials.

Price Matching

The HCC Bookstore will Price match BN.com and Amazon.com. To do this, titles must be an ISBN match, be in stock and be owned and shipped by BN.com or Amazon.com.

Finding What You Need

If you are unsure about what you need, you can use the "buy my books" button on the right side of the course registration page.  This link will allow your class schedule to open in our website and will show you all of your options.

You can also find class specific information by following our new Canvas link.  For course specific information, follow the Canvas link from your professor to our webpage.

Download App and Deals

Once you have placed an order, you can follow your order using our mobile app, by pasting the links below in your browser.  New installs will also get a coupon good for 25% off one imprinted item at your campus store.

 

Steps to Pay with Online Voucher in Bookstore | VA + Texas Workforce + Baker Ripley Students

  1. Go to the HCC Bookstore Website www.hccs.bncollege.com 
  2. Select Central Campus from the drop-down menu
  3. Select textbooks
  4. Select term
  5. Enter your course information
  6. View your book selection
  7. Go to the checkout cart
  8. Choose SFA (student financial aid) for method of payment and the appropriate methods:
    • Veteran Affair Students: Must enter a Tungsten authorization number for the student ID
    • Baker Ripley Students: Must enter a GZ or GD and number for the student ID
    • Texas Work Force Students: Enter your Service authorization number for the student ID
  9. Enter your shipping information
  10. Choose home ship
  11. Complete your order
  12. Email us your Order Number sm515@bncollege.com. Please note the Order Number in the Subject Line, we will be in touch with further instructions

 

Options for Free and Discounted Wifi and Technology

If you plan to use your financial aid to purchases wifi or technology for courses, please visit our Tech Resource Page for information on free and discounted options for students.