Hutchinson Community College Spring Campus

Types of Aid


HutchCC awards more than 500 scholarships every year. Whether you are a full-time or part-time student, seeking vocational training or looking to transfer to a university, we have a scholarship you may qualify for.

Scholarship Priority Deadline is February 15th


Helpful Hints

The components listed below are recommended by the scholarship committee

  • Completed scholarships are reviewed first so have your scholarship completed before the priority deadline of February 15th (If you miss the deadline still complete the application for scholarships.)
  • A personal statement is needed for most scholarships.  Personal statements are limited to 500 words.  
  • Know your family's income (approximately).
  • Reference letters can be accepted electronically so have your references email addresses available.  (Recommend references would include but not limited to teacher, counselor, or administrator at your high school.)
  • Students can receive multiple scholarships from HCC so mark all interest areas on the online scholarship application.
  • To improve your chances of being awarded a scholarship it is advised to contact departments and/or activities directly after submitting your scholarship.


A financial aid grant is money awarded to a student to pay for education expenses. Grants are given by the federal government, state governments, schools and private institutions. Like scholarships, they do not need to be repaid. Grant providers will stipulate whether a grant should be used toward tuition or additional expenses.

  • Federal Pell Grant

    This grant is awarded to students demonstrating the greatest financial need according to a federal eligibility formula. To be eligible, you must be an undergraduate student working toward your first bachelor’s degree. Award amounts for the 2019-20 year range from $657 to $6,195 depending upon need and hours enrolled.

    More information about Federal Pell Grant

  • Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (SEOG)

    A grant awarded to undergraduate students who have not yet earned a bachelors degree and who have received a Federal Pell Grant. Awards are made based on financial need and the availability of SEOG monies. They are given out to the most needy students. The Maximum annual award amount at HutchCC is: $1000.00

    More information about SEOG



  • Loan Summary

    This loan is guaranteed by the federal government. You are eligible for this loan if you are enrolled at least half-time in a degree seeking program, are not in default on a federal loan or owe a repayment on a federal grant, and meet all other eligibility criteria. There are two types of the Federal Direct Loan; Subsidized and Unsubsidized.

    Information regarding interest rate, consolidation and other specific loan information can be found by clicking on the following link.

    Department of Education Loan website

    NOTICE:  There is a limit to the total amount of Federal Direct Subsidized student loans that you may receive. Please visit for more information.

  • Subsidized Stafford Loans

    Subsidized Stafford Loans are based on financial need as determined by the Free Application for Federal Student Aid. The government pays the interest on Subsidized loans for you as long as you remain enrolled at least half-time in a degree seeking program. The amount you can borrow during each academic year is based on your grade level.

  • Unsubsidized Stafford Loans

    Unsubsidized Direct Loans are not based on financial need. You are responsible for the interest while you are in school. You can either pay the interest quarterly or have it accrue and added to the loan principle.

  • Parent Loans (PLUS)

    If a dependent student is enrolled in at least 6 credit hours, their parent can apply for a PLUS loan to help students pay for college. PLUS loans are federal loans that graduate or professional students and parents of dependent undergraduate students can use to help pay for college or career school.

    PLUS loans can help pay for education expenses not covered by other financial aid.

    Federal Student Aid Website

  • Loan Counseling

    Loan Entrance Counseling

    • Direct Loan Entrance Counseling is completed online at While this must be completed prior to disbursing applicable loan funds to a first-time borrower, we have included a link to a guide about Direct Loan entrance counseling which includes comprehensive information on the terms and conditions of the loan and the borrower's responsibilities.  For questions please contact the Office of Student Financial Aid & Scholarships at 620-665-3569 or  

    Complete the entrance counseling

    Loan Exit Counseling

    • Direct Loan Exit Counseling is completed online at  Loan borrowers will be notified to complete exit counseling when a student nears graduation or if they drop below half-time enrollment.  We have included a link to a guide about Direct Loan exit counseling which includes comprehensive information required to be disclosed through exit counseling.  For questions please contact the Office of Student Financial Aid & Scholarships at 620-665-3569 or

    Complete the Loan Exit Counseling



Federal Work Study and other On-Campus Employment

Earn money for college expenses by working on campus or in selected nonprofit agencies serving the community.

Through the federally funded work-study program, students may work up to 20 hours per week, while classes are in session, and receive a bi-weekly paycheck (based on an hourly wage) that they can use for educational expenses. Work schedules must not conflict with a student's class schedule.


Federal Work Study is offered to qualifying students who have completed the FAFSA and indicated they are interested in work study.  Work Study funding is limited and awarded on a first-come, first-serve basis. 

Federal work-study is available to students that have significant financial need and are eligible for federal financial aid. Funding is limited, and availability may change each year depending on how the program is funded and the number of applicants.

Receipt of federal work-study does not guarantee employment

The Human Resources Office also maintains a listing of other on campus employment opportunities for student that do not qualify for College Work Study.


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