Helena College School Code 007570


Office Hours

Donaldson Campus:
Monday – Friday 8am – 5pm

Airport Campus:
Wednesday 11am – 1pm

How Financial Aid is Disbursed:

(Where's my refund?)

Aid will be disbursed to your account in the Business Office twice during each semester.

Disbursement #1 will take place 7 – 10 days after the last day to add classes and will consist of:

  • All Grants for the term
  • All Scholarships for the term
  • ½ of Student Loans for the term

Note: If you are a first-time student loan borrower, your first loan disbursement will be 30 calendar days after the start of the term.

After all charges are satisfied on your Business Office account, you should receive the remainder in the form of a check in your mailbox.

Disbursement #2 will take place 7 – 10 days after mid-term grades have been posted and will consist of:

  • ½ of Student Loans for the term

After all charges are satisfied on your Business Office account, you should receive the remainder in the form of a check in your mailbox.


Have you filed your FAFSA?

Click here to view videos produced by the Student Assistance Foundation.  These step-by-step videos are extremely informative and can help you file your FAFSA easily!

Apply for Financial Aid

In order to receive Financial Aid, students must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). When filling out the FAFSA, you will be asked to provide Helena College's school code (007570).

The priority deadline for applying for financial aid at Helena College is March 1st.  We recommend that you complete the FAFSA as soon as you complete your tax return in order to meet this deadline.

Helena College will receive a copy of your student aid report which helps determine your financial aid award. Most awards are based on enrolled hours. We calculate your award AFTER you are admitted.

  1. Fill out FAFSA – Have the appropriate tax returns handy!  If you are a dependent student, you will be required to have your parent’s tax returns.

    The form will require income information from the previous tax year and must be filed when applying for federal aid and need-based state aid.

    When your award package is ready to accept, you will receive a postcard in the mail instructing you to login to My HC.  How to accept your aid online.

    • If you are accepting loans, you MUST complete Loan Entrance Counseling and sign a Master Promissory Note  or you will not receive your aid.
    • If you are accepting a Parent Plus Loan, your parent must complete Loan Entrance Counseling and sign a Master Promissory Note  or you will not receive your aid.
  2. You may be instructed to provide additional materials.  Refer to Tab 6 when accepting your financial aid offer on My HC.

    Many students think that once they accept their financial aid, it finalizes their registration bill.  This is not true.   Even if your balance is zero, you must either sign a printed copy of your registration bill and return to the cashier’s office OR wait 24 hours after accepting your aid package and then log-on to My HC to finalize your bill.  How to finalize your bill/pay online.

 

What’s the next step?  FREE MONEY!!! Apply for Scholarships