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Financial Aid Eligibility

Who is eligible?

To be eligible to receive financial aid at Heartland Community College, a student must be enrolled at HCC and meet the following requirements:

  • Be enrolled as an undergraduate student pursuing a degree or eligible certificate;
  • Have a valid high school diploma or GED.

A student must also:

  • Be a U.S. Citizen or eligible non-citizen;
  • Maintain satisfactory academic progress* (available in PDF format, 86 KB, 3 pages);
  • Not be in default on any education loan;
  • Be registered with Selective Service if a male over the age of 18;
  • Have graduated from an "eligible" high school;
  • Have no convictions for the sale or possession of illegal drugs (depends upon the date of conviction); and
  • Not receive financial aid at more than one school for the same period of time.

What are the terms and conditions of financial aid?

View the complete terms and conditions* (available in PDF format, 42 KB, 7 pages).

*Note: You must download and install Adobe® Acrobat® Reader™ in order to view and print the PDFs.

How much am I eligible to receive?

The amount of financial aid received from the various programs is based on the credit hours of enrollment. Eligibility for some types of aid requires at least half-time (6 or more credits) enrollment. Enrollment status for fall and spring semesters is defined as follows:

Enrollment status for fall and spring semesters
Credit Hours Status
0-5 less than half-time
6-8 half-time
9-11 three-quarter time
12+ full-time

What happens if I withdraw from classes or stop attending classes?

Federal regulations state that financial aid is earned by attending class. You have not earned 100% of your financial aid until you have attended 60% of the term. If you withdraw before this date, a portion of your financial aid has not been earned.

The unearned portion is equal to the percentage of the term remaining on the date of withdrawal. Your financial aid eligibility will be recalculated based on your actual period of attendance- you may be asked to repay a portion of the aid that had been disbursed to you.

Please refer to the Return of Financial Aid Policy for more information.

 Note: Financial aid offered by Heartland cannot be transferred to any other school.