Path to HC program to fully fund the tuition fees of 15 Adams County Pell-eligible students

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ADAMS COUNTY, Neb. (KSNB) -Hastings College is launching a new financial aid program for students attending Adams County High School. The College will award up to 15 Path to HC scholarships to eligible students who are eligible for a Pell Grant and enroll as a freshman starting in fall 2022.

“We are always exploring ways to make the college accessible to more students, and the Path to HC scholarship program creates new opportunities for students in our own community,” said Dr. Annette Vargas, vice president of the access, registrations and performances of Hastings College. “The Hastings College experience helps students find their way, graduate, and develop into fulfilling lives and careers. Making this available to more students in our hometown is incredibly meaningful. “

The Path to HC program will fully fund tuition through federal, state, and Hastings College aid based on merit and need for first-year students eligible for a Federal Pell Grant. Most students with an adjusted family gross income of less than $ 60,000 per year would be eligible. Eligibility for the Pell Grant is determined by the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).

“Hastings College has served our community for 139 years and we are proud to seek new ways to help students and families succeed in their home college,” said Executive Chairman Dr. Rich Lloyd .

The Path to HC program begins in fall 2022 and is renewable for full-time students who register for four years. Students will be required to maintain at least a GPA of 2.0. Outside scholarships, unsubsidized federal student loans, and on-campus work studies can be used to help pay for expenses other than tuition, such as room and board if a student chooses to live on campus. campus.

Although Hastings College has a residency requirement, students who live in Adams County can live at home with their parents or guardian.

“This new scholarship program will provide access to other students and families who often face financial challenges when exploring college,” said Vargas. “Removing financial stress will help more students succeed, and that’s our reason for being. “

The program is limited to the first 15 eligible students who apply, are admitted and make a deposit to attend Hastings College. As such, students are encouraged to apply early to hastings.edu/apply and submit their FAFSA results to Hastings College as soon as possible. The FAFSA for fall 2022 opened on October 1.

Additional information is available at hastings.edu/pathtohc.

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