Applying for Financial Aid
At HCU, financial aid is awarded on a first come, first served basis as funding permits. The amount of the student’s award is based on academic merit, financial need and annual limits as specified by program limits. Financial need is determined by completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) annually.
Step 2: Submit Your FAFSA Application
March 1 is the preferred annual deadline to submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) to the federal processor. List HCU’s school code number 003576 on your FAFSA. Electronic FAFSA filers must either print, sign, and mail the FAFSA signature page to the processor or acquire a FSA ID to sign the application electronically. You may acquire a FSA ID by going to the Federal Student Aid FSA ID Application and completing the online application.
Step 4a: Submit All Requested Documentation
Submit all requested documents and eligibility requirements to the Financial Aid Office to complete your aid application. Documents must be received by March 15th to receive priority funding. You will be notified via email about the documents that are needed to complete your aid application and if verification is required.
Step 4b: Verify Your Aid
Some students are selected for additional Financial Aid Verification. This is a federal requirement for institutions and aid cannot be disbursed until verification is complete. Learn more about verification and how to complete this requirement if selected.