If you have completed your Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and included Hocking College School Code 007598, then we have begun processing your aid. After confirming your eligibility, we will create your financial aid award package. You may track your status on the Financial Aid Self Service Portal.After logging in, you will see a Checklist. Items in yellow require your attention. Items in green indicates completion of a task. Self Service includes other important information so please take a moment to navigate the portal.
Still have questions about filling out your FAFSA? Check out this guide to how financial aid works.
Below are our most frequently asked questions:
The purpose of financial aid is to assist students in covering their direct, and
some indirect, costs associated with attending college. Below are direct costs for which aid can be applied.
- Incidental college charges (parking pass and supplies)
- Meal Plan
- Residence Hall Fees
- Course Fees
- General Service Fees
If your total charges exceed your financial aid amount, you will be responsible
for paying the additional amount.
Students must apply for financial aid each award year. Students may begin applying for the 2023 - 2024 FAFSA on or after October 1, 2022 and the 2024 - 2025 FAFSA on or after December 15, 2023.
Students are encouraged to apply early to ensure they receive the maximum amount of financial aid possible.
For the 2023/2024 FAFSA:
The federal government has designed a formula which determines your expected family contribution (EFC), and can be found on your Student Aid Report (SAR). This formula, which is used by colleges and universities throughout the country, estimates your family's financial strength in order to determine the amount your family should be able to contribute to the cost of education for the academic year.
Family income, assets, size of the family, and number in college are among the many items evaluated by this formula. The expected family contribution (EFC) is subtracted from the cost of attendance (COA) to determine your financial need.
For the 2024/2025 FAFSA:
For the upcoming FAFSA the EFC used in the 2023/2024 FAFSA will no longer be used. The new term is Student Aid Index (SAI). The new definition will still use family income, assets, size of the family and number in college to calculate the awards recieved.
You must alert Financial Aid Services that you are transferring from another college.
If the previous school has processed aid and is entitled to retain a portion or all of the aid, then the amount of aid that you will be eligible for at Hocking is limited. Additionally, must alert the prior school that you are no longer enrolled and request they cancel any future disbursements of financial aid.
If your aid is not enough to cover all your costs, you either must pay the difference on your own with cash, check or credit card or enroll in the Payment Plan (payment plan can be up to $1600.00), which will allow you to pay what you still owe later. A non-refundable payment of $30 is charged to enroll in the payment plan.
For more questions, please visit our Frequently Asked Questions page.