Steps to Apply for Financial Assistance

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Step 1 Apply for Admission to Holmes Community College.

Step 2
Apply for a PIN. We encourage students and parents of dependent students to apply for a PIN (personal identification number) and to use the PIN as the electronic signature when filing your FAFSA online. Note: Both the student and one parent need their own PIN.

Step 3
Complete the FAFSA (Holmes' School Code is 002408)*. You may complete a FAFSA via the FAFSA website. You should receive your response (Student Aid Report - SAR) within 10 days. Please retain this SAR for your records. If you are interested in apply for work-study** or student loans, please make sure you indicate this on the FAFSA.

Step 4 Apply for State Aid (MTAG, MESG, etc) available through the Mississippi Office of Student Financial Aid.

Step 5
Check your status via the school's My Holmes portal. The Financial Aid Office will provide links to any additional information needed to complete your file. Make sure that all documents requested by the Financial Aid Office are returned promptly. (Documents requested may include signed students' and/or parents' tax return transcripts, verification forms, other forms, or documents required by federal, state, and Holmes CC to complete your file.)

Step 6
Review your award in the My Holmes portal.

Once your file is completed, the Financial Aid Office will post your awards to My Holmes.  This will  detail the aid that you are eligible to receive based on full-time status (12 hours or more). This information is posted immediately as requirements are completed.  Students who have not completed the above steps prior to the "payment due date" given on the billing statements should contact the Business Office to arrange a fee payment plan.