Applying for Financial Aid
About 100% of Huntingdon College students receive some form of financial aid or scholarship. The process of applying for aid is outlined in the Financial Aid Checklist.
To be eligible for financial aid, you should complete the application for financial aid included in the application packet or online. Following completion of the application, you will complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) after January 1. Please include Huntingdon’s code, 001019, on your FAFSA; doing so will allow us to electronically access your information for timely packaging. If you are a dependent student, you and your parents will fill out the FAFSA form together. Questions regarding dependency status should be addressed to the Office of Student Financial Services.
Your FAFSA will be sent to the federal processing center, and they, in turn, will notify you and all of the colleges designated on your form of the results. The information calculated by the FAFSA processing center is known as your Expected Family Contribution (EFC). Colleges will use this information to calculate what is known as your need. Need is calculated by subtracting your EFC from the College’s budgeted cost of attendance. Your EFC doesn’t change no matter where you will attend college, but because the cost of attendance changes by institution, your need will vary by institution. Colleges will package financial aid to meet a percentage of your calculated need. It takes two to four weeks for the processing center to process your information.
After packaging together the various scholarships and financial aid for which you qualify, the Office of Student Financial Services will send an award letter indicating your aid package. Your financial aid package may include:
After you receive your financial aid package, you may accept or decline any component of the package, sign it, and return it to the Office of Student Financial Services. Then, submit your New Student Deposit to the Office of Admission to secure your aid package and your place in the entering class.
If you need additional assistance with financing your education, have questions about the aid process, or have special circumstances to be considered in the application process, be sure to consult the Office of Student Financial Services. In all instances, we are here to help you.
Office of Student Financial Services
1500 E. Fairview Avenue, Montgomery, AL 36106
(334) 833-4428 • fax: (334) 833-4235