Federal Student Aid Disbursements

When a student applies for federal student aid, the amount of federal student aid (FSA) awarded is based on the cost of attendance for a full academic year. HCHC’s academic year consists of two semesters. Therefore, the amount of FSA awarded is divided into two equal disbursements, not to exceed the established cost of attendance for each semester.

Federal Student Loans and Federal Pell and SEOG Grant disbursements are typically posted to the student’s account during the first week of the semester. Once federal funds have been disbursed, students will receive a disbursement notice from studentloans.gov.