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Financial Aid

At Harford Community College, we want to make sure you incur as little debt as possible while pursuing your academic goals.

That means doing everything we can to help you secure scholarships, grants, and other forms of financial aid—no matter what your income—as well as providing assistance and counseling while considering aid options. We strongly encourage you to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) early in the college admissions process, apply for scholarships through organizations outside of the College, and learn all you can about the financial aid process and options.

 

Eligibility

To receive federal student aid, you must:

  • Hold a high school diploma or GED
  • Be enrolled in an eligible degree or certificate program
  • Be registered for Selective Service (males only)
  • Have a valid Social Security Number
  • Not be in default on a federal student loan
  • Maintain Satisfactory Academic Progress
  • Be a U.S. citizen or eligible non-citizen

 

QUESTION: I've been notified that I have missing forms. What do I do next?

Refer to the instructions provided in the financial aid letter you received through your OwlMail account. You can view the missing forms through your OwlNet account under the All About Me tab, Financial Aid Requirements.

What You Need to Do and When

SEPTEMBER

Apply for your FAFSA ID

OCTOBER

Apply to the College
If you haven't already applied to the College, now is the time. Financial aid cannot be awarded unless you have applied.

Attend a FAFSA Info Night
Tips, timelines, and info for completing the FAFSA and applying for Federal, State, and college financial aid.

DATE | time PM | TBD 

Complete the FAFSA
Available OCT 1. It must be completed to be eligible for financial aid.

DECEMBER

Apply for scholarships for spring semester. Deadline: DEC 20

Check your Financial Aid Application status 
Students may check the status through OwlNet. Log in > All About Me tab > Locate >My Financial Aid>Requirements on the left-hand side > confirm that all your Financial Aid documents have been received.

MARCH

Complete FAFSA in order to be considered for Maryland State Financial Aid.

Deadline: MAR 1

PRIOR TO APRIL

The Financial Aid Office may notify you to request additional information or documentation to process your financial aid package.

APRIL

New student financial aid offer letters begin to be emailed to OwlMail account. Review your letter carefully as there may be additional steps for you to complete. For loan offers, follow the steps specified. No additional steps needed for non-loan offers.

Offer letters may include:

  • Annual Cost of Attendance (COA)
  • Grants/Scholarships Awarded
  • Loan Information

MAY

Apply for scholarships for fall semester. Deadline: MAY 15

JULY

Payment is due for fall classes. Students should check their bill through OwlNet and make sure the portion not covered by financial aid is paid by the due date. 

 

 
 
Nondiscrimination Policy
The Financial Aid Office at Harford Community College offers free financial aid counseling services to all persons who request such help. All students attending the College are awarded all of the student financial aid for which they are eligible. Students have the right to cancel/decline some or all of any student financial aid award. HCC’s Financial Aid Office does not discriminate on the basis of curriculum, race color, creed, national or ethnic origin, gender religion, disability, age, veteran status, sexual orientation, marital status, citizenship status (except in those circumstances permitted or mandated by Federal law), or any other status protected by law or regulation when awarding or disbursing student financial assistance.