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Paying For College

Getting Financial Aid

Need help paying for college?  Financial Aid Services (FAS) is here to help.  Financial aid includes grants, scholarships, loans, and work-study.  The first step to receiving most types of aid is to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).  The FAFSA will help FAS determine what and how much you are eligible.  Please visit our website for important information to get you started!

Students must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) by March 1 of each year.

Scholarships

A scholarship is considered financial aid that you do not have to pay back, and is usually given to students who have financial need, are recognized for academic achievements or other talents, and/or who are preparing for certain career fields. Each scholarship has different requirements. It is important to read the scholarship criteria required to be considered and/or maintain the scholarship.  Visit the Pay for College section on the HCC Website to find information about scholarships at HCC and other scholarship resources.


Work Study

Federal Work-Study is a need-based work program funded, in part, by the federal government. Eligible FWS students will receive a financial aid award notification offering them an award to work on-campus or off-campus.   Work study positions are posted outside of the Financial Aid Office and can be found online on the "Pay for College" section of the HCC website.


Payment Plans

Howard Community College offers a flexible payment plan for the fall and spring terms. This plan is administered by an outside company called Nelnet Business Solutions, located in Lincoln, Nebraska. Plan participation fee is $25.00 each semester and students can conveniently enroll into the plan by using HCC Express on Howard Community College‚Äôs web site www.howardcc.edu.  The FACTS payment plan offers great benefits by spreading tuition payments over a time period with interest free monthly installments. Visit "Paying for College" on the HCC website to find out more.

The FACTS payment plan offers great benefits by spreading tuition payments over a time period with interest free monthly installments. The enrollment dates and plan duration is different for each semester and can be viewed

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