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 course 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 may complete the FAFSA any time after October 1. The information from the prior prior tax year will be used. For example, the 2023-24 FAFSA uses 2021 tax information.
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 May 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. Financial aid, institutional grants, scholarships and direct student loans will be disbursed a week after classes begin each semester. Students’ credits may be issued after the drop/add period which ends two weeks after the first day of classes each semester.