The purpose of financial aid is to assist students in paying their college bills. Financial aid is used to supplement family resources for college.
The Financial Aid Office and admissions counselors are available to explain the financial aid application process, the details of various aid programs, and the requirements of each. Students may also refer to the Hesston College Catalog for a complete listing of financial aid resources and details on eligibility requirements, academic requirements and refund policies.
The application for financial aid (Free Application for Federal Student Aid – FAFSA) is good for one year only and must be renewed. Students should apply for financial aid as soon as they and/or their parents complete their Federal Income Tax return after January 1.
Financial aid is awarded on a first-come, first-served basis. Early applicants will receive the best financial aid packages. The priority deadline to apply for financial aid is April 1. Financial aid will be awarded after that date only as money is available.
A student’s financial aid file must be complete and all necessary forms provided before financial aid will be credited to the student’s account. A payment plan must be approved and a payment made on the student’s account each term according to this plan before registration is finalized.
The following items must be completed by the student in order to be allowed to attend classes.
- Payment Plan. A plan must be in place with the Business Office for taking care of any outstanding balances.
- Financial Aid Documents and Signatures. All necessary steps must be completed in order to process the financial aid documents.
FAILURE TO PROVIDE ANY ONE OF THE ABOVE BY THE END OF THE SECOND WEEK OF CLASSES WILL RESULT IN NOT BEING ALLOWED TO ATTEND CLASSES UNTIL THE ITEM IS CLEARED.