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Dates to Know

October 1 – the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) is open for the following academic year.  Students will use tax information from the prior-prior year.  Students are encouraged to apply early in the spring prior to the start of the fall semester in order to complete the process and receive their award early. However, Holmes CC will accept and process applications throughout the school year within federal deadlines.

Fridays 9:00 – 11:30 – FAFSA Friday – Students needing assistance completing the FAFSA can go to the Financial Aid Office for assistance during this time without an appointment.  Other times are available by appointment. Contact your campus to schedule an appointment.

Loans will be processed throughout the semester; however, the following are priority deadlines for first disbursements – if the 15th falls on a weekend, the deadline is the following business day.

  • Fall Semester – September 15
  • Spring Semester – February 15
  • Summer Semester – June 15

State Aid Deadline – March 31 (HELP Grant), September 15 (MTAG and MESG)

Foundation Scholarship Deadline – May 1

Occur on a semester by semester basis and are credited to the student’s business account. Once the account is cleared and all charges and fees have been paid, any balance of the award will be disbursed by the Business Office, within 14 days of the credit balance being issued.