Make your College experience even more affordable.
Financial aid at Highland Community College is designed to supplement student and family resources in order to help meet the expenses of attending college. We believe in educating students and families about the financial resources available to them to help pay for College and that a lack of finances should not keep people from attending Highland Community College.
Financial Aid Students:
Please read this important announcement regarding Pell Grant eligibility.
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*Appointments available outside regular office hours by request.
Location: Building H (Student/Conference Center), second floor
Phone: 815-599-3559 / Fax: 815-235-6130
New! 2015-16 IRS Data Retrieval tutorial for 2015-16 FAFSA completion
Students may now access "self-service" to help stay on top of the financial aid process. Simply login to R.O.A.R. and select the new "Financial Aid" tab to browse for information.
In December 2011, President Obama signed into law the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2012 (Public Law 112-74). This law has significantly affected the Pell Grant Program. Beginning in Fall 2012, students are now limited to 12 semesters (or 600%) of Pell Grant eligibility during their lifetime. This change affects all students regardless of when they received their first Pell Grant.
How is the percentage calculated?
The percentages are based off the annual award at full time enrollment status. If you were a full time student for both fall and spring semesters in an academic year and you received the maximum annual award, the percentage used is 100%. If you were a ¾ time student for each semester and received a ¾ time annual award, the percentage used is 75%.
How do I see my Lifetime Pell Grant used?
You may view your percentage of Pell Grant used by logging into NSLDS.ed.gov. Your ‘Lifetime Eligibility Used’ percentage will be displayed in the ‘Grants’ section.