Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Applications open October 1 for the 2023/24 school year!
HCC's School Code is 001921
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
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.