How to Apply

First-time Freshman & Transfer Students

Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)

To be considered for all sources of financial aid, including institutional need-based grants, federal and state aid, students must complete and submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). The FAFSA can be completed online at www.fafsa.ed.gov. Paper applications and FAFSA On The Web Worksheets are available in your high school guidance office or from our office.

When completing the FAFSA, please be sure to list HIRAM COLLEGE'S SCHOOL CODE (003049) so that Hiram receives your information from the U.S. Department of Education.  You should apply for financial aid as soon as possible AFTER January 1st of the year you wish to start at Hiram College.  For example, if you plan to start at Hiram College for the Fall 2015 semester, you would complete your FAFSA anytime after January 1, 2015.

The filing priority deadline for first-time freshman and transfer students is February 15th.  Applications received after this date will be reviewed on a rolling basis.

Apply and be accepted to Hiram College

In addition to completing the FAFSA, you must also be admitted to Hiram College prior to receiving an official financial aid award from us.  If you have not yet started your admission application or been accepted, start your application now by clicking here.

Verification

Some students are selected for a process called "verification".  If you have been selected for verification, you will be notified by our office regarding the necessary documents needed to complete this process.

Returning Students

Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)

Returning students need to re-apply for financial aid every year by completing the FAFSA.  We recommend submitting the FAFSA by march 15th. To be considered for all sources of need-based financial aid, including the Hiram Grant, you must have the FAFSA filed/received by the federal processor prior to June 1, 2015 to avoid loss of all or part of the grant.  Late applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis and are subject to having their Hiram Grant reduced as follows:

  • $1,000 for FAFSA received June 2-30
  • $2,000 for FAFSA received July 1-31
  • $3,000 for FAFSA received August 1-31
  • Total loss for FAFSA received on or after September 1

Verification

Some students are selected for a process called "verification". If you have been selected for verification, you will be notified by our office regarding the necessary documents needed to complete this process.  A financial aid award letter cannot be sent to you until this process has been completed.

Keep in mind that bills are mailed once in mid-late June, due by mid-late July.  Summer is our busiest time and turnaround time on late applications will be longer than usual. If you receive your financial aid award letter after you receive your bill, review an updated bill via your e-bill available through the Student Portal.  Bills are only printed once in June, so your source for an up-to-date bill is the e-bill.

You must also be making satisfactory academic progress towards your degree.  Specifics regarding this can be found in the online Financial Aid Handbook.

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