Students who are planning to utilize financial aid to pay their charges must have a valid FAFSA on file and if accepting student loans, completion of the Entrance Loan Counseling and the Master Promissory Note. Beginning October 1, 2016 the FAFSA application will be available for the 2017-2018 award year. Hocking College priority deadline for the FAFSA is February 1. If a student’s financial aid is not confirmed by the first day of the semester that the student plans to enroll, it is the student’s responsibility to confirm an alternative payment option.

Bookstore Purchases

Students are eligible to charge books and related course materials up to $700 only if the student has a credit appearing on their account. If the student owes a balance on their account, they are not eligible to charge books and will need to pay out of pocket for this expense. FA Link to the bookstore will be available for students to charge books up to three weeks from the start of each semester. The deadlines for the 2016-2017 award year are listed below.

Summer 2016 June 3, 2016
Autumn 2016 September 9, 2016
Spring 2017 January 31, 2017

Federal Direct Loan Disbursements & Expected Refund Check Availability

The college will disburse federal loans in two payments each semester. The first disbursement will occur 30 days after the start of the semester. The second disbursement will occur 60 days after the start of each semester. If you are eligible for a refund resulting from a credit balance, the available refund dates are indicated below.

Summer 2016 (1st Half Disbursement)
Summer 2016 (2nd Half Disbursement)
June 21, 2016
July 21, 2016
Autumn 2016 (1st Half Disbursement)
Autumn 2016 (2nd Half Disbursement)
September 27, 2016
October 27, 2016
Spring 2017 (1st Half Disbursement)
Spring 2017 (2nd Half Disbursement)
February 14, 2017
March 21, 2017
*Refunds will be processed for students who are eligible.

Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) Deadlines

Students who have lost their eligibility for financial aid and student employment due to failure to meet Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) standards have the opportunity to submit an appeal. The appeal form, along with all required documentation, is due according to the chart below.

Summer 2016 May 13, 2016
Autumn 2016 August 5, 2016
Spring 2017 January 3, 2017

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