Paying for College


We are currently experiencing technical difficulties with our financial aid processing system. This will NOT impact every student receiving financial aid. However, we are working diligently to lessen the impact on the students it does affect.

If you are a student who is required to submit additional information, such as verification, selective service information, proof of citizenship, etc., the HCC Financial Aid Office will contact you via KCTCS email and postal mail to resolve these issues immediately. It is EXTREMELY important that you watch for this communication and respond as quickly as possible to reduce delay in processing your financial aid award.

If you do NOT hear from us, please go to your student self-service account and check the status of your financial aid award. If you can see your award amount, you do not need to do anything further. You’re all set.

If you have questions, concerns, or need to submit requested information to the Financial Aid Office, you may visit the Start Center on campus or contact us.

HCC Financial Aid Office

8am – 4:30pm Monday – Friday  

The HCC Financial Aid Team

Andrew Zellers, Director of Financial Aid and Veterans Services - 270-831-9627

Whitney Laird, Coordinator of Financial Aid - 270-831-9791

KCTCS Student Service Center - 855-464-2244                


KCTCS Student Service Center

24/7 Financial Aid Assistance


We look forward to serving you this semester! 

Welcome to HCC!

At HCC, we believe no one should miss out on a college education because they think they can't afford it. That's why we offer the lowest tuition in the state and three ways to pay:

  • Scholarships and Grants: funds that you don't have to repay

  • Work-study: a program where you work (generally at the college) to earn money to help pay for educational expenses.

  • Loans: money that is lent to cover expenses, but MUST be repaid with interest. Keep in mind that you are responsible for repaying your student loans even if you don't graduate.

How do I sign up?

To receive financial aid, you'll need to start planning early and make sure all forms are turned in on time.

To help you get started, we've broken the process into three easy steps:

The first step in applying for financial aid is completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). The FAFSA must be completed each year, and changes to the application are coming.

Gather these documents, and use them to fill out the free application here.

Now that you've applied for Federal Financial Aid through the FAFSA, it’s not required, but it’s always a good idea to apply for additional scholarships prior to the deadline.

Let's make sure you haven't missed anything. For some students additional paperwork is needed. It’s important to visit your student self-service account and check your Tasks to make sure you've got everything taken care of.

If there is nothing for you to do, you can use that page to review your awards. Just remember that if more documents are needed, you won’t be eligible for federal aid until they are turned in and processed.