Useful Financial Aid Links

FAFSA: Free Application for Federal Student Aid
The online application for federal Pell Grant and the federal Stafford Loans. To insure that HCC receives your information, please use federal school code 002074 when asked. You will also need to have an active application to HCC so we can download your information.

The Maryland Higher Education Commission
Maryland State Office of Student Financial Assistance provides information on Maryland state-funded financial aid programs.

Selective Service Online
If you’re a male over the age of 18, you are required by law to register with the Selective Service, also known as the draft. While America has not invoked the draft since the Vietnam War, federal law still mandates that you register. Please note that your FAFSA will be rejected if you meet the eligibility guidelines for the draft but are not registered.

National Student Loan Data System
Go to the NSLDS website to see your financial aid history and the current status on loans that you received in past years.

Quick Reference Guide on Repaying Student Loans
Use this guide to learn about all your options when repaying your student loans.

Funding Education Beyond High School: The Guide to Federal Student Aid
This is a comprehensive resource on student financial aid from the U.S. Department of Education. Grants, loans, and work-study are the three major forms of aid available through the department's Federal Student Aid Office. This guide tells you about the programs and how to apply for them.

Transfer Scholarship Guide for MD Community College Students
This scholarship guide was created by Maryland community college aid directors to assist community college students who will be transferring to four-year schools.

Finaid.org
This is a public information page that provides you with interesting points pertaining to educational opportunities including free online scholarship searches.

FastWeb.com
Use this website to access all kinds of scholarship information including an online search of a national scholarship database.

kaarme.com
Use this site to access scholarship information from a variety of sources.