Hellenic College Holy Cross offers a wide range of need-based options for financial aid, as well as competitive merit-based awards. To learn more about financing your education or to request a financial aid application packet, please contact Michael Kirchmaier, Director of Financial Aid & Scholarships.
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|Tuition||Per Academic Year||Per Semester|
|Full time Tuition||21,940.00||10,970.00|
|Single Student Housing||Per Academic Year (9 months)||Per Semester||Damage Deposit|
|Polemanakos - Single Room||11,550.00||5,775.00||400.00|
|Polemanakos - Single Apartment||16,000.00||8,000.00||400.00|
|Polemanakos - Shared Apartment||10,000.00||5,000.00||400.00|
|Married Student Housing||Per Academic Year (10 months)||Per Month||Damage Deposit|
|Halki Village - 1 Bedroom||11,976.00||1,197.50||1,300.00(C)|
|Halki Village - Town House||18,780.00||1,878.00||1,400.00(C)|
|Dendrinos Village - 1 Bedroom||11,605.00||1,160.50||1,100.00(C)(D)|
|Dendrinos Village - 2 Bedroom||14,981.00||1,498.10||1,500.00(C)(D)|
|Dendrinos Village - 3 Bedroom||18,305.00||1,830.50||1,800.00(C)(D)|
|Board/Meal Plan**||Per Academic Year (10 months)||Per Semester|
|Full Meal Plan||4,642.00||2,321.00|
|Commuter Meal Plan (10 meals per week)||2,566.00||1,283.00|
|Fees||Per Academic Year (10 months)||Per Semester|
|Access Fee - Resident (A)||100.00||100.00||(#)|
|Access Fee - Commuter||55.00|
|Parking Fee - Residential||425.00||212.50||(#)|
|Parking Fee - Commuter||212.00||106.25|
Tuition and room and board refunds are determined by the number of weeks a student has attended class or has been in residence. If a student officially withdraws within:
There are no refunds after the fourth week of the semester. Additionally, a student who withdraws from the school and fails to do so in the prescribed manner will not be entitled to any refund.
Grant: does not have to be repaid.
For undergraduates with financial need who have not earned bachelor degree. A student can receive a Federal Pell Grant for no more than 12 semesters or the equivalent (roughly six years.)
Under the Federal Supplementary Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG) program, limited federal funds are available to students. Grants are awarded according to school and federal guidelines, based on financial need.
For your convenience, the HCHC Office of Financial Aid has prepared a document that allows students to quickly complete all of the forms necessary to apply for Federal Student Aid. If you would like this document to be emailed directly to you, please send us a request.
The Teacher Assistantship Program provides students with part-time positions assisting full-time faculty members. These assistantships are restricted to full-time students whose cumulative grade point average is at least a 3.00, or “B,” and who demonstrate financial need. Teacher Assistants may work as many as 40 hours per semester at a maximum rate of 5 hours per week while classes are in session. Individual faculty members in conjunction with the Office of Financial Aid will select candidates for this program. For more information, please email David Volz, Director of Human Resources, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Work Study Program offers a variety of limited part-time employment opportunities on campus. Full-time students are selected based on demonstrated financial need and the availability of positions. Each student participating in this program may work up to 20 hours per week when school is in session. The Office of Human Resources assigns work study jobs. For more information, please email David Volz, Director of Human Resources, at email@example.com.
Many states offer scholarships and/or loans to their residents who wish to attend schools in their state. However, some states offer scholarships to their residents to attend schools in another state. The following states offer such “portable” aid programs: Connecticut, Rhode Island, Vermont, Pennsylvania, and the District of Columbia. Students may obtain further information directly from the state agency responsible for such programs.
Contributions to the Hellenic College Holy Cross endowed funds have been graciously provided by our generous donors for more than 76 years. These accumulated funds are awarded at the discretion of the faculty and the Office of Financial Aid to provide financial support where it is needed the most to full-time students. At times, the endowed funds may be exchanged for previously awarded general grant funds. This exchange will recognize the portion of a grant that was funded by a donor and, since it is an exchange, in most cases, the total aid a student receives will not change.
All non-Hellenic College scholarships will be applied first before any Hellenic College scholarships. Generally, outside scholarships are used to fill unmet need. If there is no remaining unmet need, the financial aid award offered may be adjusted. All outside scholarships must be reported to the Office of Financial Aid. Again, the HCHC Financial Aid & Scholarships Office will not award any scholarships to HCHC students unless the office has received the FAFSA-generated “Student Aid Report” and the HCHC “Estimated Award Letter” signed by the student. There will be no exceptions to this rule.
The Chrysostom Scholarship operates in conjunction with the St. John Chrysostom Oratorical Festival that takes place annually in the Greek Orthodox Archdiocese of America. Finalists in the senior and junior divisions at the parish, district, metropolis, and national levels of competition are eligible to receive a Chrysostom Scholarship to Hellenic College. This scholarship provides awards ranging from $2,500 to $30,000 per year. The award structure is outlined in the terms and conditions.
The Chrysostom Scholarship is intended to afford young men and women the opportunity to continue their education in an Orthodox Christian environment while also encouraging more parishes to participate in the Oratorical Festival.
Eligibility for the Chrysostom Scholarship does not guarantee admission to Hellenic College. Regular admission requirements must be met. Scholarships will be awarded when acceptance is offered. After admission, students must maintain a 3.0 GPA and be in compliance with the code of conduct specified in the student handbook in order for their awards to continue beyond the first year of study.
Prospective students are encouraged to contact the Admissions Office at firstname.lastname@example.org or (617) 850-1285.
The Office of Financial Aid and Scholarships is here to help you find as many scholarships from outside sources as possible. Please reference our list of Outside Scholarships for additional information. This list is regularly updated.
What is the CARES Act Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund?
The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act is legislation passed by Congress to respond to COVID-19. Included in the legislation is the Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund (HEERF), which allocates funds to institutions based on the number of students with high financial need and the institution’s total student enrollment. Of each institution’s HEERF allocation, 50% must be distributed directly to students in the form of emergency student financial aid grants to cover expenses related to the disruption of campus operations due to COVID-19.
As a condition to receiving the emergency student financial aid portion of its CARES Act funding, our school signed and returned to the Department of Education a Certification and Agreement. That certification was submitted on April 30, 2020, and our school received the Emergency Student Financial Aid Grant of $55,522 on July 16, 2020.
The CARES Act specifies that the student portion is only distributable by Hellenic College Holy Cross to students who were eligible to participate in financial aid programs under Section 484 in Title IV of the Higher Education Act of 1965. Students demonstrating the highest need based on an analysis of their federal eligibility in the 2019–2020 academic period and who were enrolled during the spring semester of that period will be considered for these funds. We are working diligently to provide this relief to our eligible students who will be notified via email once their award has been disbursed through their student account.
We have already identified 12 students who are or may be eligible to participate in the Federal student financial aid programs under Section 484 of the Higher Education Act of 1965, as amended, and thus are eligible to receive Emergency Financial Aid Grants to students under Section 18004(a)(1) of the CARES Act once details of their unexpected expenses and financial need due to the Coronavirus has been collected. As part of the awarding process we are looking at any and all emergency housing and food expenses caused by the closure of the dorms, technology expenses as we moved to online classes and any unforeseen health care or childcare expenses. If you have not already been contacted by the office of financial aid and you think you might be eligible, please contact Michael Kirchmaier as soon as possible.
UPDATE: The Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund- Student Aid was created to provide support to students who experienced a crisis that adversely affected their academic year. The intent of the fund was to support students experiencing an emergency situations that created a temporary financial hardship caused by the current pandemic. Priority was given to those students who had documented extraordinary expenses and had exhausted all other means of financial support. The funds were limited and not intended to provide ongoing relief for recurring expenses. Emergency funding was provided in the form of a one-time grant to 12 of our beloved students on the 17th of September, 2020 representing 100% of ours schools allocation of the Cares Act Student Aid Emergency Relief Fund section 18004(a)(1).
There were many factors considered when making the awards. Here are some of the awarding criteria. Unexpected medical, mental health or dental costs not covered by insurance. Temporary assistance with food insecurity. Temporary housing assistance caused by COVID-19 which included additional rent, security deposit, short-term hotel costs incurred to relocate, quarantine or isolate, for personal safety, etc. Costs of additional equipment, software or services in order to complete educational requirements via remote learning. Unplanned travel expenses to receive medical care, self-quarantine or isolate. Unplanned or additional childcare or family care costs necessary to complete classwork.
45-day UPDATE: The Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund- Student Aid was created to provide support to students who experienced a crisis that adversely affected their academic year. The intent of the fund was to support students experiencing emergency situations that created a temporary financial hardship caused by the current pandemic. Priority was given to those students who had documented extraordinary expenses and had exhausted all other means of financial support. The funds were limited and not intended to provide ongoing relief for recurring expenses. Emergency funding was provided in the form of a one-time grant to 12 of our beloved students on the 17th of September, 2020 representing 100% of ours schools allocation of the Cares Act Student Aid Emergency Relief Fund section 18004(a)(1).
As of today all Cares Act Funds have been distributed to the 12 recipients.
There were many factors considered when making the awards. Here are some of the awarding criteria. Unexpected medical, mental health, or dental costs not covered by insurance. Temporary assistance with food insecurity. Temporary housing assistance caused by COVID-19 which included additional rent, security deposit, short-term hotel costs incurred to relocate, quarantine or isolate, for personal safety, etc. Costs of additional equipment, software, or services in order to complete educational requirements via remote learning. Unplanned travel expenses to receive medical care, self-quarantine, or isolate. Unplanned or additional childcare or family care costs were necessary to complete classwork.
Hellenic College Holy Cross students and parents are eligible to apply for the Title IV federal student loan programs such as the Subsidized Stafford, Unsubsidized Stafford, and Parent/Grad Plus loans through the William D. Ford Direct Loan program with the U.S. Department of Education. Federal loans are generally lower-interest rate loans that offer students and parents a grace period in which payments are not due, as well as multiple repayment plans.
Whether you are a first-time borrower or a continuing student borrower, you may apply for a Direct Loan by completing a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and electronically signing a Master Promissory Note (MPN). The U.S. Department of Education requires that all students wishing to borrow under the federal Stafford loan program participate in loan entrance counseling before receiving funds. To help you satisfy this requirement, visit the Direct Loan website. Please note that to complete this entrance counseling and exam, you will need your FAFSA PIN number to access your loan documentation.
There are two types of federal Stafford loans – subsidized and unsubsidized.
These loan payments are deferred while you are enrolled in school. However, once you graduate or fall below a half-time credit load (undergraduate, 6 quarter credit hours per semester; graduate, 2 or 4 quarter credit hours depending on your program), you will enter into a “grace” period of 6 months before your repayments begin. Once this period has expired, you will be required to begin making payments on your student loans.
Important Direct Loan information is also accessible on the U.S. Department of Education Federal Student Aid website.
Parent PLUS loans are only available to the parent(s) of a dependent undergraduate students enrolled at least half-time and who meet all the eligibility requirements for federal student aid programs. Parents of dependent students wishing to apply must complete the online PLUS loan request which includes a credit check on the Direct Loan website.
Parent PLUS loans have a fixed interest rate of 5.30% for loans disbursed between July 1, 2020, and June 31, 2021. Parents are responsible for repaying Parent PLUS loans once the loan is fully disbursed but have the option to defer payments as long as their child remains enrolled in at least a half-time status. Interest on the loan will continue to accrue while the student is in school and during any period of forbearance or deferment. Parents have a number of repayment options available to them based on their individual borrower needs.
The Federal Direct Graduate PLUS Loan is a fixed interest loan program that enables graduate students to borrow directly from the U.S. Department of Education to help pay for their educational expenses. Graduate PLUS loans are only available to graduate students who are enrolled at least half time and who meet all the eligibility requirements for federal student aid programs. Graduate PLUS loans have a fixed interest rate of 5.30% for loans disbursed between July 1, 2020, and June 31, 2021.
Students are responsible for repaying Graduate PLUS loans while they are enrolled in school but have the option to defer payments as long as they remain in at least a half-time status. Interest on the loan will continue to accrue while the student is in school and during any period of forbearance or deferment. Students also have a number of repayment options available to them based on their individual borrower needs.