Financial Aid Information for Current Students

Important Information for Students Experiencing Financial Need

  • Any student at Hastings College can request a review of their current institutional aid. One year grants can be awarded, thanks to generous donors that have supported the Broncos Together Fund. This is a need based grant and students must be accepting all of the self-help aid in order to be considered. Funds are awarded on a rolling basis and reviews are on going throughout the school year or for an upcoming school year.

  • Hastings College has emergency grants available to help current students that are facing a sudden financial hardship due to a crisis or very unexpected situation. Please complete this brief application form.

  • Although tax information cannot be changed on the FAFSA (the 2020 tax year MUST be used on the 2022-2023 FAFSA application), schools can review income changes and make adjustments based on submitted documentation. If you or someone in your family has experienced a income change, please contact the Financial Aid Office for 'FAFSA-Federal Aid Special Circumstances' .

Important Financial Aid Information for the 2022-2023 School Year

  • Financial aid for Spring 2023 will be disbursed on January 13th. You must be enrolled in Block 4 and have all required documents completed. If you are not enrolled in Block 4, your financial aid will be disbursed during your first block of attendance. Block 5 disbursement date is March 1st and Block 6 disbursement date is March 28th. Financial Aid for Summer 2023 will be disbursed on July 12th.

  • For students wanting federal financial aid, the Financial Aid Office strongly recommends having your 2022-2023 FAFSA filed as soon as possible. We cannot originate federal loans after the last day of a semester you are attending.

  • Your enrollment status is very important for determining your eligibility for federal financial aid, specifically the Federal Pell Grant and FSEOG (Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant). Pell Grant eligible students will have their eligibility recalculated throughout a payment period (fall-spring-summer) There is an established census date within each block. This is the last day to drop a class with no notation. If you add classes, drop classes or withdrawal during the semester, check with the Financial Aid Office to see if it will impact your federal aid or institutional financial aid. Review the HC Academic Calendar for important dates within each block.

  • Students must be enrolled full time in order to receive Hastings College scholarships. If you have applied for graduation AND in your final semester, you can qualify for a pro-rated amount in an HC scholarship. Please contact the Financial Aid Office if you are part time and graduating in the current semester. Spring 2023 is the last semester HC will pro-rate financial aid. Beginning in Fall 2023, in order to receive HC scholarships, students must enroll in 12 or more credits.

  • For those students that have applied for Federal financial aid (FAFSA), there are annual loan limits based on the number of earned credits. (0-26 credits=$5,500/year, 27-56 credits=$6,500/year and 57+ credits=$7,500/year.) Some students can increase in eligibility mid year. If you qualify for additional eligibility, please contact the Financial Aid Office

Important Financial Aid Information for the 2023-2024 School Year

  • Beginning in March 2023 your Financial Aid offer for the next school year will be sent through your Hastings College email. It is important to log into your Financial Aid Self Service to review and accept the terms and conditions and any pending financial aid that you are eligible for. All scholarship and grant dollars will be automatically accepted.

  • For students wanting federal financial aid, the Financial Aid Office strongly recommends having your 2023-2024 FAFSA filed before your Fall bill is due, August 15th. (the 2021 tax year MUST be used on the 2023-2024 FAFSA application) We cannot originate loans after the last day of a semester you are attending.

Scholarship Replacement

  • The Financial Aid Office has a limited amount of funds available to revise college-sponsored aid for students due to the loss of talent-based or departmental scholarships. Replacement funds form »

Cost of Attendance (COA) - Budget Appeal

  • COA can be changed by submitting an appeal with required documentation. Appeals will be reviewed and students will be notified via email of appeal outcome. Cost of Attendance Budget Appeal Form

  • This COA form may be completed by commuters, whom need to appeal the transportation allowance utilized in the Cost of Attendance budget, to make room for additional funds to cover a student's commute to Hastings College for required classroom attendance. Mileage Appeal Form

Satisfactory Academic Appeal Form-For Federal Financial Aid Suspension

  • For students that have had two consecutive semesters not meeting the Satisfactory Academic Progress policy, they are suspended from federal aid and encouraged to complete the appeal process. SAP Appeal Form »

How do Summer classes work?

How do I renew my financial aid for the next school year?

Students returning to Hastings College will have their institutional merit and need grants renewed automatically. Talent scholarships and departmental scholarships will be renewed as long as students are meeting the requirements.

Students no longer wishing to participate in their talent area can apply for scholarship replacement funds.

Federal financial aid can only be renewed by completing an updated FAFSA for the upcoming award year.

Hastings College has limited funding for supplemental federal grants, federal work study and state grants. For best consideration, students should have their financial aid file completed before May 1.

Students with a completed financial aid file will receive their financial aid offer notification no later than May 1st for the upcoming year.

I have scholarships that I'm receiving from outside organization-how do I add these to my financial aid?

Students can complete our outside scholarship form and your financial aid counselor will add these to your award. You will be sent notification via email when you have a revised financial aid offer in your financial aid self-service. The form is also available in your financial aid self service. Note-for all scholarships $500 or more, they will be split evenly between fall and spring semesters, unless specified differently by the organization.

Can I notify the Financial Aid Office about how I will be paying the balance?

Students can complete our payment form at any time before the beginning of the school year. By selecting one of the options, it helps the Financial Aid and HC Student Accounts Offices help communicate with you about your next steps. For example, if you select Parent PLUS loan, the Financial Aid Office will send you instructions for how to apply for a PLUS loan.

My parent borrowed a PLUS loan for this school year, do they need to apply every year?

Yes-they do need to apply every year, however, if the same parent is going to borrow the PLUS loan, they do not have to complete another master promissory note, just the PLUS application. Before applying, be sure you have filed an updated FAFSA for that particular school year.

My parent was denied the PLUS loan this school year and I accepted additional unsubsidized student loan eligibility-how do I renew this for the next school year?

Just like each year you need to complete a FAFSA, each year the parent must first apply for the PLUS loan. If they are once again denied, the Financial Aid Office will notify you via email that you have a revised financial aid offer to view in Financial Aid Self-Service.