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The purpose of financial aid is to

  • Provide guidance to students and parents in the process of applying for financial aid
  • Provide resources to students to promote access to education
  • Increase student and community awareness of Financial Aid Services to enhance student success
  • Administer Federal, State, and Local Aid to ensure compliance with laws and regulations

The population served is

  • Eligible individuals according to federal, state, and local guidelines.

 

 

What aid am I eligible to receive?

Students may apply for either Federal or State financial aid.  In order to apply for federal aid you must complete the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid).  If you are not eligible for federal aid you may be eligible for state aid.  The application is available on the College for All Texans website and is named the TASFA (Texas Application for State Financial Aid).  The deadlines listed below apply to both the Federal and State aid programs.


 

There are 3 options to complete a FAFSA. On all applications Hill College must be identified as one of the schools that are eligible to receive the information.

The OPE-ID or school code for Hill College is 003573 for ALL CAMPUSES.

 

Option 1
FAFSA on the Web : Hill College recommends that any student who has access to the internet complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid via the web. The address is www.fafsa.ed.gov. This process allows the student to enter new applications or enter renewal applications. The process takes approximately 2 weeks. No appointments are necessary.

 

Option 2
Mail FAFSA to the Federal Processor

Mail the Free Application for Federal Student Aid to the federal processor per directions in the packet. A student should receive a Student Aid Report (SAR) in approximately 4 to 6 weeks.

 

Option 3
Electronically Filing at Hill College

Hill College participates in the Federal EDE process, and provides the service of electronically transmitting an application to the federal processor. No fee is charged for this service. This process takes approximately 2 weeks the same time as the FAFSA On The Web.

 

The Texas Application for State Financial Aid (TASFA) is used to collect information to help determine eligibility for state financial aid programs that are administered by institutions of higher education in the state of Texas. Students that are classified as a Texas Resident who cannot apply for federal financial aid using the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) are encouraged to complete the TASFA. 

The Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board offers an online PDF application.  The are instructions available in both English and Spanish as well as the application.  You will still need your income information for the appropriate tax year in order to complete the application. Once you complete the application save a copy for yourself and provide a copy to Hill college for processing. You will need to provide a copy of the income information you used to complete your application to the Office of Student Information Services at Hill College.  Please click here to go to the College for All Texans website for more information.

Federal-Pell Grant, SEOG; State-TPEG, TEXAS Grant

  • Fall Semester - July 1 (priority date)
  • Spring Semester - November 1 (priority date)
  • Summer Semesters - April 1 (priority date)

Scholarships
  • Institutional, Academic, Endowed -  Deadline is June 1
  • Athletic, Departmental Contact Coach or Director - August 1