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Funding Your Education

As an OLHCC student, there are a number of resources available to you to help fund your education. Our knowledgeable financial aid advisors are committed to helping you identify your options and answer any questions you may have about the financial aid process. If you are a U.S. citizen or a permanent resident, you might be eligible to receive Federal financial aid. Currently two-thirds of OLHCC students receive some form of financial aid. Many students defray up to 100% of their tuition and fees through Federal assistance.

The basic types of financial aid are scholarships and grants, loans, and work-study. Sources range from the federal Title IV program, state programs, civic and private organizations, to individuals. Our Lady of Holy Cross College is committed to providing funds to students as long as funds are available. Funds are disbursed and awards made according to established institutional policies and prescribed government regulations without regard to age, sex, race, religion, color, creed, handicap, national origin, marital status, or veteran's status. Financial aid is applied to direct educational expenses (tuition and fees) in the following order: first, grants; second, scholarships; and, third, loans.

In order to determine the types of awards a student may be eligible for and the amounts of the awards, a student must

  1. Enroll as a degree-seeking or otherwise eligible student;
  2. Enroll for a minimum of six hours per term, including summer. Audited courses do not count toward required enrollment.
  3. Submit a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), as directed by the Office of Student Financial Aid.
  4. Submit all forms and documents requested by the Office of Student Financial Aid. Our Lady of Holy Cross College cannot process your financial aid until it has all of the necessary documents;
  5. Return your signed award letter.

Once these steps are completed, the student will be considered for all financial aid sources available at Our Lady of Holy Cross College. It should be noted that all required forms and documents must be complete and accurate in order to be accepted by the Office of Student Financial Aid.

Continuing Students

All financial aid awards are made for no more than one academic year. Continuing students who wish to be considered for financial aid re-apply every year. Every award year is based on tax information, thus a student should never assume that financial aid amounts will be the same for the following year.