Spring/Summer Financial Aid
Students who wish to receive financial aid for the spring/summer semester must submit a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) -- if not done already for the previous fall or winter semester -- and submit the spring/summer Financial Aid Application. This application is available at the beginning of February of each year.
The eligibility for spring/summer financial aid will depend on whether or not the student has any remaining unused Federal Pell Grant or loan eligibility. If a student used all of the financial aid for which they were eligible during the fall and winter semesters, there will be no funds left for the student for the spring/summer semester.
Because the spring/summer semester operates differently than the fall and winter semesters, students are strongly encouraged to read the spring/summer Financial Aid Application thoroughly. It contains specific information unique to the spring/summer semester regarding funding eligibility, enrollment requirements, loan disbursements and bookstore purchases.
Students who submit a FAFSA and spring/summer Financial Aid Application will have both reviewed for any financial aid for which they are eligible. However, students are strongly encouraged to submit their FAFSA and spring/summer Financial Aid Application by the Financial Aid Priority Deadline to have their classes protected while their file is under review.
The Office of Financial Aid is required to award Pell Grant funding for students who are otherwise eligible, regardless of whether or not a spring/summer Financial Aid Application was submitted. As a result, prior to the end of spring/summer, it may be determined a student has Pell Grant eligibility and the student will be awarded accordingly. However, without submission of the HFC Financial Aid Application, the student will not be considered to have met the FA Priority Deadline.