Financial Aid

Upcoming Changes to Financial Aid

Satisfactory Academic Progress Hagerstown Community College recently updated its Satisfactory Academic Progress requirement for Financial Aid students. Previously, students had to maintain a 70% course completion rate or higher to retain financial aid eligibility. That means students would need to complete at least 70% of all credits attempted while at HCC. At the end of the spring 2016 semester, the requirement will now indicate that students need to maintain a 67% completion rate. HCC is making this adjustment to 67% to meet the minimum federal requirements regarding Satisfactory Academic Progress. Please note that no changes have been made to the GPA standard (2.00 minimum) or the Maximum Time Frame requirement (150% of the published length of your program). You can review the full SAP Standards online. Required Coursework Beginning with the fall 2016 semester, financial aid will only cover courses that count as required courses in your degree program needed to graduate. This means each course you are registered for in the fall semester must be listed as a needed course in your program evaluation/degree audit. To access your degree audit, please use the EVALUATE PROGRESS IN PROGRAM link/option under the STUDENTS section of WebAdvisor. You must be logged in to access this feature. If you have questions about whether your courses count in your program evaluation, please see the Academic Advising office in the Student Center. 2017-2018 FAFSA (FREE Application for Federal Student Aid) Changes 2017-2018 FAFSA filing will begin on October 1, 2016. Additionally, the 2017-2018 FAFSA will collect information from 2015 and not from 2016. This applies to both student/spouse income information and, for dependent students, parental income information. The FAFSA website address has not changed. You may file your FAFSA at www.fafsa.ed.gov.

2016-2017 Unusual Enrollment History Appeal

The U.S. Department of Education has established new regulations to prevent fraud and abuse in the Federal Pell Grant Program by identifying students with unusual enrollment histories. Some students who have an unusual enrollment history have legitimate reasons for their enrollment at multiple institutions. However, such an enrollment history requires a review to determine whether there are valid reasons for the unusual enrollment history. This must be resolved before you will receive financial aid.

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2016-2017 Untaxed Income Form

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You are able to fill out this form in your browser, but you must print and sign the form before submitting. Required fields are highlighted with red. Please fill out all fields, sign and return to the Student Financial Aid Office. You may scan and email, fax, mail or submit forms in person. Our address, fax number and email address are provided on the form.

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2016-2017 Verification Worksheet

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You are able to fill out this form in your browser, but you must print and sign the form before submitting. Required fields are highlighted with red. Please fill out all fields, sign and return to the Student Financial Aid Office. You may scan and email, fax, mail or submit forms in person. Our address, fax number and email address are provided on the form.

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