Hutchinson Community College Spring Campus

Applying for Aid

Paying for college can be challenging. At HutchCC, we believe that students and their families should receive the help they need to pay for college. Some or all of your tuition, housing and meals, and fees may be covered by financial aid. You may also receive additional aid to cover books, transportation, and other costs.

Steps to Apply

  • 1. Apply for Admissions

    In order for the FAFSA to be processed at Hutchinson Community College the students must have an admissions application on file.

    Apply & Enroll
  • 2. Complete FAFSA

    To apply for financial aid, you must complete a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) each year. The FAFSA can be filed electronically through the FAFSA website at www.fafsa.ed.gov. When completing the application, you must list Hutchinson Community College school code 001923 for your application to be forwarded to us.

    If this is the first time you are filing for financial aid, you will need to request a FSA ID so you can sign your FAFSA electronically. You can apply for your FSA ID electronically at www.fsaid.ed.gov. Once you have established your FSA ID, keep it in a secure place as you will need this ID every year to complete your application electronically.

  • 3. Notification of FAFSA Processed

    Once you have completed your FAFSA, you will receive notification from the U.S. Department of Education saying that your application has been processed. If you filed your FAFSA electronically, you should receive an e-mail notification within 72 hours.

  • 4. Verification

    Applicants selected for verification may be required to submit documentation to the Hutchinson Community College Financial Aid Office in support of the data supplied on the FAFSA. The financial aid office will notify selected applicants of the documentation needed to complete the verification process.

    • Verification Explained

      Verification is the process of checking the accuracy of the information supplied by financial aid applicants on the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). The guidelines used for verification are those published annually in the U.S. Department of Education's Verification Guide.

      Federal Student aid programs affected by verification

      • Pell Grant Program
      • Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant Program
      • Federal Work-Study Program
      • Federal Stafford Loan Program

      Verification Process

      Applicants selected for verification may be required to submit documentation to the Hutchinson Community College Financial Aid Office in support of the data supplied on the FAFSA. The financial aid office will notify selected applicants of the documentation needed to complete the verification process.

      Aid Distributed After Verification

      If an application is selected for verification aid will not be disbursed from any of the aforementioned programs until the verification process has been completed.

      Applicant Correction and Notification Procedures

      Corrections to FAFSA data, resulting from verification, will be electronically submitted to the Central Processor (CPS) by the financial aid office. Notification of these corrections will then be sent to the applicant from CPS. Once CPS has notified the financial aid office that our requested changes have been accepted, the financial aid office will send an award notification to the applicant.

  • 5. Special Application Groups

    There are various categories of new students. Review the categories below to help you select the most appropriate application process for your situation.

    • Veterans

      If you are a student or potential student who maybe eligible for VA benefits please see Ky Washington  washingtonk@hutchcc.edu to help you through the process.

      • If you have never drawn benefits from any college, items we need to process VA benefits:
        • Application for Benefits (Military Form)
        • Certificate of Eligibility 
        • HCC Form #100 (HutchCC Form)
           
      • If you have drawn benefits from another college, items we need to process VA benefits:
        • Change of program or place of training form (Military Form)  22-1995.

      Military Tuition Policy

      Military students are charged the same rate as regular students.  If they are an out of state student they could potentially qualify for instate rate if they meet the Kansas requirements.

      Below is the information regarding spouses and dependents for instate with military according to Kansas law: (You would have to meet one of these requirements or provide the necessary documentation as noted.)

      if claiming spouse or dependent child status based upon the relationship to a current member of the armed forces, the following:
      (A) Written documentation verifying the required relationship to the current member of the armed forces; and
      (B) written documentation verifying that the member of the armed forces is currently serving;

      (4) if claiming spouse or dependent child status based upon a relationship with a veteran, the following:

      (A) Written documentation verifying the required relationship to the veteran;
      (B) written documentation verifying that the spouse or dependent child qualifies for benefits under the federal post-9/11 veterans educational assistance act or any other federal law authorizing educational benefits for veterans;
      (C) written documentation verifying that the spouse or dependent child of the veteran lives or will live in Kansas while that person is a student attending the state educational institution; and
      (D) a written letter signed by the spouse or dependent child of the veteran, attesting that the spouse or dependent child intends to become a resident of Kansas.; or

      (5) if claiming status as a veteran who is not otherwise eligible for benefits under the federal post-9/11 veterans educational assistance act or any other federal law authorizing educational benefits for veterans, or the spouse or dependent of the veteran, written documentation verifying the following:

      (A) The veteran’s previous assignment to a permanent station in Kansas while on active duty or the establishment of Kansas residency of the veteran before the veteran’s service in the armed forces; and
      (B) the fact that the veteran, or spouse or dependent of the veteran, who is seeking residency status is living in Kansas at the time of enrollment. (Authorized by K.S.A. 76-730; implementing K.S.A. 2016 Supp. 48-3601, K.S.A. 2016 Supp. 76-729, and K.S.A. 76-730; effective July 27, 2007; amended Jan. 18, 2013; amended, T-88-8-10-15, Aug. 10, 2015; amended Dec. 18, 2015; amended May 26, 2017.)

    • Aid for Summer

      Auto Acceptance

      Unless contacted by a student, financial aid will be disbursed based on award letter and credit load of student.

  • 6. Apply for Scholarships

    There are several companies that can help you search for outside scholarships. Listed below are some free search services. A word of caution when dealing with scholarship search companies – beware of companies that charge a fee for their services. Most reputable companies will not charge you a fee for their scholarships.

Contact Information
Financial Aid
finaid@hutchcc.edu
620-665-3568
1-888-GO-HUTCH

Staff Directory