2015-16 College Catalog

Online Catalog

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 required documentation has 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.