Financial Aid Priority Deadline

Students are strongly encouraged to submit their FAFSA and any required documents by the Financial Aid Priority Deadline. The Financial Aid Priority Deadlines for 2015-16 are as follows:

Deadline to Submit 2015-2016 FAFSA Deadline to Submit Required Documents
Fall 2015 June 4, 2015 June 25, 2015
Winter 2016 Oct. 30, 2015 Nov. 20, 2015
Spring/Summer 2016 March 11, 2016 April 1, 2016

In order to meet the Financial Aid Priority Deadline, a student must:

  • Submit the 2015-2016 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) by the deadline listed above for the semester for which the student is applying; and
  • Submit any documentation required to complete the student’s financial aid file by the document deadline listed above for the semester for which the student is applying.

Students for whom we have received a 2015-16 FAFSA and all requested documentation by the aforementioned deadlines will have their file reviewed before the start of the semester or will have their classes protected from de-registration. Students who do NOT meet the Financial Aid Priority Deadline are still able to apply for financial aid. However, they will be responsible for setting up an EZ Pay Installment Plan or paying for their classes in full by the payment deadline, while they wait for their financial aid award to be processed.

Once a student submits their 2015-16 FAFSA, they do not need to submit another FAFSA for that academic year. Students who have submitted their FAFSA and required documents by the aforementioned date, as well as those who have received their financial aid award letter, are considered to have met Financial Aid Priority Deadline.

Please note: It generally takes 3-5 days from the time a student submits their FAFSA for our office to receive it into our system. Students need to be sure to plan ahead as we must have received their 2015-16 FAFSA and all required documentation by the Financial Aid Priority Deadline in order to protect them from the de-registration process. The web-site for students to submit their FAFSA is www.fafsa.ed.gov/ and the HFC school code is 002270.

Spring/Summer 2016

The Financial Aid Priority Deadline for Spring/Summer 2016 is March 11, 2016 to receive the FAFSA and HFC Spring/Summer 2016 Financial Aid Application and April 1, 2016 to receive all other required documents. In order to meet the Priority Deadline, students must:

  • Submit the 2015-2016 FAFSA (if not already received by HFC during the Fall or Winter semesters). The FAFSA must be received by HFC by March 11, 2016. Please note: It generally takes 3-5 days from the time a student submits their FAFSA for our office to receive it into our system;
  • Submit the Spring/Summer 2016 Financial Aid Application (available in February 2016) by March 13, 2016; and
  • Submit any requested documentation needed to complete a financial aid file by April 1, 2016.

Students for whom we have received a 2015-2016 FAFSA, the Spring/Summer 2016 Financial Aid Application AND all requested documentation by the aforementioned deadlines will have their file reviewed before the start of Spring/Summer classes or will have their classes protected from de-registration. Students who do not meet the Spring/Summer 2016 Financial Aid Priority Deadline are still able to apply for financial aid. However, they will be responsible for setting up an EZ Pay Installment Plan or paying for their classes in full by the payment deadline, while they wait for their financial aid award to be processed.

If it has been determined that a student is not eligible to receive financial aid funding for the Spring/Summer 2016 semester (usually due to having used up all of his or her eligibility during the Fall and Winter semesters), he or she will be notified via a letter sent to the address on file with HFC.

In addition, if it is determined that a student is not eligible to receive financial aid funding for the Spring/Summer 2016 semester, he or she will be responsible for all charges on his or her account. If all charges are not paid, he or she may be subject to de-registration for failure to pay by the posted deadlines.

For questions regarding the Financial Aid Priority Deadline, please visit us at the Welcome Center (Building WC on the main campus) or email finaid@hfcc.edu.