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Priority Deadlines & Refund Schedules

Important Financial Aid Dates SUMMER 2024

Dates listed are contingent on your completion of requested tasks listed on your tasks tile and if corrections need to be made to your FAFSA.  

Fall 2023 Grant Refund Schedule

Documents received by: Awarded by: Refund date:
August 4, 2023 September 1, 2023 September 25, 2023
September 15, 2023 September 29, 2023 October 13, 2023
October 13, 2023 October 27, 2023 November 10, 2023
November 17, 2023 December 1, 2023 December 15, 2023

 *final day to submit Fall 2023 documents is December 1, 2023.

Spring 2024 Grant Refund Schedule

Documents received by: Awarded by: Refund date:
January 12, 2024 January 26, 2024 February 16, 2024
February 2, 2024 February 16, 2024 March 1, 2024
March 8, 2024 March 22, 2024 April 5, 2024
April 12, 2024 April 26, 2024 May 10, 2024

 *final day to submit Spring 2024 documents is April 29, 2024.

Summer 2024 Grant Refund Schedule

Awarded by: Refund date:
June 7, 2024 June 24, 2024
July 12, 2024 July 26, 2024
 *final day to submit Summer 2024 is (July 1, 2024).

Fall 2023 Loan Refund Dates

Borrower Information Sheet, Entrance Loan Counseling, and Master Promissory Note must be completed and accepted by the dates below:

Loans accepted and loan steps completed by: Disbursement Date: Loan Refund Date:
September 15, 2023 September 25, 2023 October 9, 2023
October 13, 2023 October 31, 2023 November 10, 2023
November 7, 2023 December 5, 2023 December 15, 2023

*HCC reserves the right to change these dates. Last day to request loan for Fall is December 1, 2023.  

*verification must be completed by December 1, 2023 for loan eligibility. 
*full year loan requests after December 1, 2023 will not be processed until after the drop period for Spring 2024.
*cancellation of loans for fall 2023 begins September 25, 2023. if all loan checklist items are not completed and accepted prior to September 25, 2023.  For loan(s) to be re-instated you will need to contact the Financial Aid Office. 

Spring 2024 Loan Refund Dates

Borrower Information Sheet, Entrance Loan Counseling, and Master Promissory Note must be completed and accepted by the dates below:

Loans Accepted By: Loan Refund Dates:
February 9, 2024 March 1, 2024
March 1, 2024 March 22, 2024
March 29, 2024 April 19, 2024
April 29, 2024 May 3, 2024

 HCC reserves the right to change theses dates.

*Last day to process loans is April 29, 2024, if all loan task items are completed and loans accepted.  Cancellation of loans for Spring 2024 will begin April 1, if loans have not been accepted and all loan tasks not completed.
*Final cancellation of full year loans and Spring only loans is April 29, 2024. For Loan(s) to be re-instated you will need to contact the Financial Aid Office.

Summer 2024 Loan Refund Dates

New Borrowers

*First time borrowers or previous borrowers that have not borrowed during 23-24 year are considered new borrowers. Loans cannot be disbursed until at least 30 days after the first day of class. The loan will be divided into two disbursements at one time.

Student must complete summer loan request to borrow. Borrower Information Sheet, Entrance Loan Counseling, and Master Promissory Note must be completed and loan accepted by June 24, 2024.

Loans accepted by: Loan Refund date:
June 24, 2024 July 19, 2024

Continuing Borrowers Only

*Students are considered continuing borrowers if they have borrowed during the Fall 2023, Spring 2024. Summer Loan request is required and completion of the Borrower information, Entrance Loan Counseling and Master Promissory Note.

Students that accepted and completed all steps by June 7, 2024 or prior will have two separate disbursements (divided in half). Each disbursement will be on separate dates.

First half of loans July 3, 2024
Second half of loans July 19, 2024

Loan Request submitted by July 1, 2024. Both disbursements on the same date

First half of loans July 26, 2024
Second half of loans

July 26, 2024

July 1, 2024 is the last day to request summer loans and complete all loan checklist items.

Contact Us

Financial Aid Office

Community Commons Building (CCB), Room 1101
1500 W. Raab Rd.
Normal, IL 61761

Phone: 309-268-8020

Fax:309-268-7962

Email: FinAid@heartland.edu

To schedule an online or in -person appointment, please visit the Heartland Navigate tile found within your Student Center.

Walk-ins are available from 12:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. Monday through Thursday