Aid Advances

We understand there are times when you may need help covering college expenses, particularly at the start of the semester. You may be eligible for an advance on anticipated aid.

How it Works

If you are expecting a credit balance on your account when your financial aid comes in and all expenses are covered, we may be able to provide an advance on that credit to help you cover some expenses.

Request an Advance Via Homer Connect

You may request an advance via Homer Connect beginning ten days prior to the start of your classes. 

If you are unable to complete a request through Homer Connect, for example if it is more than ten days prior to the start of your classes, please complete the Aid Advance Form

The maximum amount you may request depends on the anticipated credit you will receive but cannot exceed $2,000. You can receive one aid advance every 60 days in a semester, with a maximum of two advances per semester.

No advance will be approved until you have the resources to cover your bill (anticipated monthly tuition plan payments are not considered) and all unsatisfied requirements listed in Homer Connect have been completed.

If you receive an advance and the college for any reason does not receive a source of financial aid, it is your responsibility to pay to the college any balance due.