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Steps to Apply for Financial Assistance

Step 1 Apply for Admission to Holmes Community College.

Step 2
 Complete the FAFSA (Holmes’ School Code is 002408)* by clicking the link. If you do not already have one, you will need to create an FSA-ID for you and your parent (if necessary).  You should receive your response (Student Aid Report – SAR) within 10 days. Please retain this SAR for your records.

Step 3 Apply for State Aid (MTAG, MESG, etc) available through the Mississippi Office of Student Financial Aid.

Step 4
 Check your status via the MyHolmes portal. The Financial Aid Office will provide links to any additional information needed to complete your file via the verify my FAFSA link under Financial Aid/Business Office. Make sure that all documents requested by the Financial Aid Office are completed promptly. (Documents requested may include 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 5
 Review your award in the MyHolmes portal.

Once your file is complete, the Financial Aid Office will post your awards to MyHolmes.  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.