Paying for College
Financial Aid Information for New Students
There are a number of resources available to help you pay for your Bunker Hill Community College education. We recommend that each student apply for financial aid. Use the checklist below to help you plan your college finances.
Financial Aid Checklist for New Students
- Complete your Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). You can complete your FAFSA online at www.fafsa.ed.gov. Please be sure to include BHCC on the list of schools to receive your information. BHCC’s school code is 011210. It usually takes 3-5 business days for BHCC to receive your FAFSA information, once you have submitted it online. Don’t forget that you need to complete a new FAFSA for every year that you are in college.
Need help completing your FAFSA? Please visit Student Central for assistance.
- Complete your Financial Aid File at BHCC. Most students will need to provide some additional information to complete their financial aid file at BHCC. The information you need to provide will be viewable through your myBHCC Self-Service account as soon as BHCC receives your FAFSA information. We will also mail the information to your home address. Students are often asked to provide documents such as IRS tax transcripts and verification worksheets to complete their file. Once you give BHCC all of the documents on your list, you should receive your financial aid award information in 2-3 weeks.
- Review your Financial Aid Award. Once your file has been reviewed by a counselor, an email notifying you that your financial aid award letter is ready will be sent to your BHCC email account. Log onto https://selfservice.bhcc.edu to view your financial aid award letter. Your financial aid is awarded based on full-time enrollment. Please note that if you enroll in fewer than 12 credits, your financial aid will likely be adjusted.
If you need to apply for additional financial aid in the form of student loans, please complete your Loan Entrance Counseling and Loan Master Promissory Note (MPN) at www.studentloans.gov. Then, submit your loan request amount through https://selfservice.bhcc.edu by clicking on Request a Loan.
- Receive your Financial Aid. If you have a financial aid award that is larger than the amount of your bill, you can use a portion of your financial aid to pay for your books by bringing a photo ID and a copy of your schedule to the BHCC Bookstore before classes begin. Your actual financial aid dollars will be credited to your account during the middle of the semester after your enrollment level has been verified, book charges have been added to your account and all NA grades have been reported by your professors. This generally happens in late October for fall semester and in early April for the spring semester.
Current BHCC students, please visit Student Central for more information on financial aid.