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Financial Aid Policies

As a Financial Aid recipient, you have the right to:

  • Fair and equitable treatment in the awarding of financial aid.
  • Know your cost of attendance and how financial need was determined.
  • Know the school’s refund policy.
  • Know how satisfactory progress is determined and how is affects your aid.
  • Decline financial aid awards.
  • Receive full disclosure about various financial aid programs and your eligibility.
  • Know that personal information is treated with the highest level of confidentiality.

As a Financial Aid recipient, you have the responsibility to:

  • Complete applications correctly and on time.
  • Submit all forms to complete your application in a timely and accurate manner.
  • Read, understand, and retain copies of all information and/or financial aid forms.
  • Keep all contact information (number, address) up-to-date with HCC Admissions.
  • Be aware of your HCC email account and check it frequently.
  • Use financial aid funds only for educational costs.
  • Register/attend classes for the number of hours required for your aid disbursement.
  • Maintain satisfactory academic progress.

Financial Aid Policies

Highland Community College employees and students are expected to adhere to the following financial aid policies:

Any questions regarding the policies should be directed to the financial aid department at 815.599.3519 or