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HCC School Code 030838 for FAFSA 

Due to the simplified 24/25 FAFSA delays from the Department of Education, the processing of financial aid applications has encountered delays beyond our control. HCC understands the importance of timely awarding of financial aid to support your academic journey, and we sincerely apologize for any inconvenience this delay may cause.

The Department of Education made an announcement that in mid-April you can review and correct your FAFSA if needed. That is the time you can add missing signatures, add or update schools, and address any errors.

HCC hopes to receive the 24/25 FAFSA’s in May. Until we receive the 24/25 FAFSA’s we have no access to review the FAFSA submitted or verify its completion. Awarding for the 24/25 aid year is estimated to begin the 1st week of June.

HCC recommends following “Student Federal Aid” on Facebook to learn of any updates and delays. We appreciate your understanding and patience during this time.

  • Historically, the FAFSA has been available beginning October 1st each year. However, because of significant changes to the application and the rebuild of the FAFSA processing system, the 2024-25 FAFSA will not be available until late December 2023. Updates on an exact date will be posted here when announced. For detailed information, please view 2024-2025 FAFSA changes.
  • In-Person and Virtual Assistance Completing your FAFSA

    Please reach out to our ISAC Corps representatives:

    Anja Schrag (bilingual-Japanese/Mandarin) 309-434-8214

    You may also contact FAFSA for assistance at 1-800-433-3243

  • If you are an Illinois student who is not eligible for federal financial aid (and do not file the FAFSA), you may apply for a State of Illinois Monetary Award Program (MAP) grant using the online Alternative Application for Illinois Financial Aid, which is patterned after the FAFSA. For more information, visit the Retention of Illinois Students and Equity (RISE) act website page.

Contact Us

Financial Aid Office

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

Phone: 309-268-8020



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