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The Hocking College Experience

Financial Aid FAQ

by Hocking College Contributing Writer

At Hocking College, we understand that Financial Aid is hard to comprehend. That's why we decided to compile Financial Aid's most frequently asked questions into one blog post. If you have any other specific questions, please don't hesitate to contact our enrollment team and ask!

What is SAP?

Students can lose their financial aid by failing to maintain standards of satisfactory academic progress. Federal regulations require that all college financial aid programs enforce a set of rules and regulations called Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) Standards.

Read the requirements

I just completed a FAFSA. Do I need to apply again next year?

Students must apply for financial aid each award year. Students may begin applying for the 2017-2018 FAFSA on or after October 1, 2016. Students are encouraged to apply early to ensure you receive the maximum amount of financial aid possible.

How to Make College Affordable

by Deneene Merchant

It’s no secret that the cost of a university education has been on the rise in recent years, and many families and students struggle to afford four years of college. Since 1980, tuition costs have shot up at twice the rate of inflation. A family earning an average income used to be able to cover a year’s tuition with just 13 week’s of work; today, it costs about a year’s salary to pay for just one year of college.

How to Cope with PTSD in the Classroom

by Hocking College Contributing Writer

If you are a veteran or someone who has experienced a life-threatening trauma, going back to school can trigger concerns. Along with worrying about which courses to take and books to buy, you might also be worried about managing the symptoms of PTSD in the classroom.

Title IX Frequently Asked Questions

by Hocking College Contributing Writer

According to the National Sexual Violence Research Center, one in 5 women and one in 16 men are sexually assaulted while in college

Protect Your Identity When Applying fo Federal Student Aid

by Hocking College Contributing Writer

Federal Student Aid and Identity Theft

Before you apply for federal student aid, learn how to prevent identity theft.

How Does Identity Theft Happen?

Criminals access personal data such as names, Social Security numbers, and bank and credit card information. Using stolen data, criminals can obtain credit cards, set up cellphone accounts, and more.

Parents Only: What You Need to Know About Financial Aid

by Hocking College Contributing Writer

Welcome Hocking parents! Whether this is your first time experiencing the college financial aid process or if you have walked this road before, we want to help make the financial aid experience as seamless as possible and provide the resources you will need throughout this process.

What is the BCIS and Special Registration?

by Hocking College Contributing Writer

What is Special Registration?

As a result of USA PATRIOT Act passed by Congress and signed into law by the President in the wake of September 11, 2001 terrorist acts, non-immigrants from certain countries are required to register their presence with the Bureau of Citizenship and Immigration Services. This requirement is known as the National Security Entry-Exit Registration System (NSEERS).

Hocking College: Hawk Eye View

by Tim Brunicardi

In our second installment of Hawk-Eye-View, we introduce five more Hocking College Students:

Cameras Instead of Cages: Students 'Capture' Bobcat on Trail Cam

by Sayre Flannagan

Wildlife Resources Management students at Hocking College have been using a unique method of studying animals in their natural habitat. Instead of actually capturing the animals, the students are employing trail cams for more natural and less obtrusive photos.

A Balancing Act: How to Balance Work and College

by Tim Brunicardi

We all want to graduate from college with without massive amounts of student debt. We’d all like to have a clean start with our new degree and a real chance at achieving the American dream. This is why learning how to balance work and college can be so valuable to your future.

Some of us have worked hard for academic and athletic scholarships. Many of us are the fortunate recipients of grant money to help us get through our college years. A few of us can rely on family support to help make ends meet while we focus on our studies.