Paying For School

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Question

Answer

1

What kinds of scholarships does the HACC Foundation offer students?

HACC offers scholarships for both credit and noncredit program students. We offer over 200 individualized opportunities for current and future students.

2

I am looking for information on (non-HACC) private scholarships.

Please visit /Paying/TypesofAid/Scholarships/Private-Scholarships.cfm for more information on these third-party opportunities.

The HACC Foundation is not able to assist with questions for private scholarships. Please email gjbahou@hacc.edu for more information.

3

How do I know if I am applying for credit or noncredit scholarships?

Noncredit scholarships are offered to students in our Workforce Development courses.

Credit scholarships are for students in a degree or transfer degree program. For more information on credit scholarships, please visit /Paying/TypesofAid/Scholarships/credit-scholarships.cfm

 4

Where do I go to apply for noncredit scholarships?

Please visit /Paying/TypesofAid/Scholarships/Noncredit-Scholarship.cfm

 5

What can I use a scholarship for?

Funds may be used for your course tuition or course-related materials.

 6

Do I have to write an essay?

Yes. You must submit a 250- to 500-word essay. Applications without an essay meeting the requirements will be automatically declined. Details are available online.

 7

I have applied. Now what?

You will receive an email letting you know your application has been received.

If you have not already done so, please contact the Welcome Center or 717-780-2510 to receive your H number. Your application will remain on hold until you have provided your H number.

Please check your email address that you provided for updates on your application.
If your course is several months away, you may not be contacted until closer your course date.

 8

When will I be made aware if I receive a scholarship offer?

Please check your email address that you provided for updates on your application.

Applicants for upcoming courses are usually made aware shortly before the start of the course.  

If your course is several months away, you may not be contacted until closer your course date.

 9

How will I be made aware if I am offered a scholarship?

Please check your email address that you provided for updates on your application.

 10

How do I write a thank-you letter?

Your letter should express your gratitude for the donor and scholarship.

For the greeting, please use “Dear HACC Foundation Donor.” In the body of the letter, please reference the scholarship name.

You do not need to provide the donor’s address or physically sign the letter.

Please be sure to spell the scholarship name correctly.

Please submit your letter in a Word or PDF file.

Please complete these steps by the deadline.

 11

Why must I provide a thank-you letter?

We share the thank-you letter with our generous donors. Without the donors, we would not have scholarships to offer our students.

We also sometimes use your information in other materials.

 12

How is my scholarship awarded?

Scholarship funds will be applied to students’ HACC accounts.

 13

Will I be notified if I did not receive any scholarships?

Yes, you will be contacted via email if your application is declined.

 14

I am the parent/spouse of a student. Why are you not able to provide me with any information?

HACC follows all laws and policies related to student privacy, including the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974 (FERPA). FERPA is also extended to minor students.

 15

I have additional questions not found in the FAQ. Who do I contact?

You are welcome to contact HACCscholarships@hacc.edu.

If you have course-specific questions, please contact 717-780-2510.

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