Greetings Students!

Allow me to congratulate you on your decision to pursue your educational goals and apply your passion at Hocking College. We are delighted that you are here and look forward to partnering with you for success. For more than 20 years, I have dedicated my career to assisting students realize the dream of a college education and the means to pay. Our goal is to assist you in preparing the best financial aid package available while identifying available resources which may limit your loan indebtedness.

Hocking College participates in Federal TIV Financial Aid programs to include the Pell Grant, Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (SEOG), William D. Stafford Direct Subsidized and Unsubsidized Student Loans, Parent Loan for Undergraduate Students (PLUS) and the Federal Work Study (FWS) program. More details pertaining to eligibility and award limits can be found at

Through our generous donors, as well as institutional support, Hocking College administers a variety of scholarships to assist students in paying for college. Our regular scholarship application period begins January 1st through February 28th. We invite new and continuing students to apply. Last year, Financial Aid Services administered nearly $24 million dollars in Federal student and parent loans, Federal grants as well as internal and external scholarships. We are confident that we can assist you in developing a plan to help you matriculate and earn your degree.

Please take a few moments to visit our website as it contains important and helpful information. Don’t forget to track your financial aid status via the Financial Aid Self Service portal. Don’t hesitate to visit our office. Our doors are open and we look forward to meeting with you.

Best wishes for success,

Deneene Merchant
Executive Director of Financial Aid

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