Additional and Verification Documentation
The U.S. Department of Education (USDOE) or Financial Aid Services may require students to submit additional documents to confirm the information submitted on the FAFSA. In addition, USDOE or Financial Aid Services may, at any time, select certain financial aid applications for a review process called verification. Students whose files require additional documentation must submit all required documents to Financial Aid Services in order to complete their files. Financial aid will not be awarded or disbursed until all requireed documentation aas been received and reviewed.
Students should submit documents as soon as possible, but no later than their last date of attendance. If documents are received by Financial Aid Services after a student’s last date of attendance, the documents will not be reviewed and the student will not be entitled to any financial aid.
As HCC reviews documents, corrections may be necessary. These corrections will be electronically submitted by the college, and the student will be notified of the corrections by the USDOE.
Sometimes students are selected for verification after their awards have been made and funds have been disbursed for the semester. In such an event, no further financial aid will be awarded or disbursed until verification is complete. Failure to turn in documents will result in a cancellation of aid. Students will then owe disbursed funds back to the USDOE or HCC. If verification causes a change to the student’s awards for the academic year, he or she may be required to repay aid. HCC will notify students who owe overpayments of aid. If the funds are not repaid to the college within the timeframe specified in the notice of overpayment, the student’s debt will be referred to the USDOE for collection. The student will not be eligible for financial aid at any institution until that debt is repaid in full.