Types of Financial Aid

. . . are free money and do not have to be repaid. Awards are limited to students who demonstrate financial need as determined through the financial aid application process. Excluding the Pell Grant, an enrollment status of six (6) or more credits is required.

. . . are free money that do not have to be repaid. Scholarships can be based on merit, financial need, or other criteria. Don't wait until the last minute! Start your scholarship search at least one year before the next academic year.

Find out if any professional or social organizations have a chapter in your city. Call them and find out if they offer any scholarships, both nationally and locally. Ex: American Business Women’s Association, Kiwanis, Lions, Rotary Clubs, Jaycees, 4H, and Chamber of Commerce. You may also want to contact your or your parents’ employers, unions and church.

Student Employment
. . . is earned by working and not deducted from the student’s bill. If you are interested in student employment, contact the Office of Financial Aid Services at the campus you attend or see a list of job openings at www.collegecentral.com/hacc .

. . . are borrowed money that must be repaid with interest. An enrollment status of six (6) or more credits is required for student loans.