Financial Aid

  HCC Financial Aid Forms - click here


          For Summer 2024, Fall 2024, and Spring 2025 federal financial aid: 

Complete the FAFSA for the 2024-25 school year

                         (Free Application for Federal Student Aid)           HCC's School Code is 001921

 Click here for a resource on how to create a account (FSA ID) without a Social Security Number. 

 Pro Tips on Completing the 2024-25 FAFSA  



Highland Community College recognizes that in today's economy, most families need help in financing the cost of higher education. HCC has developed a complete program of financial aid and scholarship options to meet your needs. Highland Community College offers assistance based on academic achievement, special talents, and financial need.

In order to be considered for all types of federal financial aid administered by HCC, a student need only complete and submit the FAFSA. Applicants and parents may have to submit federal income tax return transcripts and other documents if selected for verification.

Highland Financial Aid

785-442-6000 ext 2002

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Highland Community College is committed to using the Principles & Standards of the College Cost Transparency Initiative in its student financial aid offer.

Financial Aid Resources  
2023-2024 2024-2025


Federal Loan Resources


Private Student Loan Lenders

Not eligible for federal loans or need additional funding for school? 

We partner with several private lenders who provide student loans. Go to ELMSelect to view options and get started. 


HCC Business Office Resources


Timeline for Financial Aid: 

The below timelines are estimates based on what students could expect when applying for financial aid: Once the FAFSA is submitted, it will take approximately one week to be received by our office. We will review the FAFSA within two business days for eligibility requirements and either send a letter indicating anything that requires resolution or a letter explaining what the student is eligible for.

All awards are disbursed once attendance has been reported to the registar office. Typically, refund checks are issued to the student one to two months after the first day of classes. The disbursement policy that lists exact refund dates are listed above in the "Financial Aid Disbursement Policy" pdf.


In Financial Aid, it’s important that we remain up to date on all regulations issued by the Education Department. To maintain up to date, the Financial Aid Department requires minimum of one professional development activity for each person at the Highland Office. Examples of professional development activities include, but is not limited to: State/Regional/National Conferences, Webinars, Training Sessions.

We also encourage all financial aid employees to volunteer with our state and regional associations. Also, we encourage all financial aid employees to earn financial aid credentials through the NASFAA credentialing program as this is a way to show knowledge earned.

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