Learn more about the four different types of financial aid.
Grants are free money. You do not have to repay them. You must:
Scholarships are free money. You do not have to repay them.
Organizations may base scholarships on:
You earn this type of financial aid. HACC does not deduct this type of financial aid from your bill.
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Loans are borrowed money. You must repay them with interest. Student loans require an enrollment status of six or more credits.
Children of Fallen Heroes Scholarship
Under the Children of Fallen Heroes Scholarship Act, a Pell-eligible student whose parent or guardian died in the line of duty while performing as a public safety officer is eligible to receive a maximum Pell Grant for his or her enrollment status and cost of attendance.
In order to qualify for this scholarship, a student must be:
Students must also be eligible Pell-eligible and have a Pell-eligible Expected Family Contribution (EFC) during the award year.
For the Children of Fallen Heroes Scholarship, the U.S. Department of Education states that a ‘public safety officer’ is:
If you believe you meet the criteria to be eligible for the Children of Fallen Heroes Scholarship, please contact the Financial Aid Office.