Financial Aid Refunds

Financial Aid Awarded/Accepted – [Tuition/Fees, Room & Board (if applicable) + Bookstore Charges] = Refund

Not all students receive financial aid refunds. Students receiving aid that exceeds their total charges at Hinds Community College will receive a refund. Financial aid that students have been awarded will be available for the payment of their tuition and fees at the beginning of each semester. Students who have remaining aid after their financial aid has been applied to their total charges (tuition/fees, room, board) may use their remaining aid in any of the Hinds Bookstores for the purchase of books and educational supplies related to the classes that they are attending. Any aid remaining after purchasing textbooks and supplies will be refunded to students according to the refund dates shown below.

Students must be enrolled and attending classes which are applicable to their program of study and making satisfactory academic progress in these classes in order to receive financial aid refunds.

Refund dates for students attending the Fall 2018 semester

September 25 – 1st Refund for students receiving Direct Loans* and Scholarships from groups/organizations from outside of the College who are enrolled in 16 week or 1st 8 week classes (no Pell Grant, Supplemental Grants, State Aid or Institutional Scholarships will be issued on this date).

October 30 – 2nd Refund for students receiving Direct Loans*. Full Refund for students attending 16 week or 1st 8 week classes who have been awarded Pell Grant, Supplemental Grants, State Aid or Institutional Scholarships.

November 27 – Refund for students attending 2nd 8 week (only) classes and awarded Direct Loans*, Pell Grants and any other aid.

Refund dates for students attending the Spring 2019 semester

February 26 – 1st Refund for students receiving Direct Loans* and Scholarships from groups/organizations from outside of the College who are enrolled in 16 week or 1st 8 week classes (no Pell Grant, Supplemental Grants, State Aid or Institutional Scholarships will be issued on this date).

April 5 – 2nd Refund for students receiving Direct Loans*. Full Refund for students attending 16 week or 1st 8 week classes who have been awarded Pell Grant, Supplemental Grants, State Aid or Institutional Scholarships.

April 23 – Refund for students attending 2nd 8 week (only) classes and awarded Direct Loans*, Pell Grants and any other aid.

Refund dates for students attending the Summer 2019 semester

June 25 – 1st Refund for students enrolled in 8 week or 1st 4 week classes (Direct Loans* and/or Pell Grants).

July 24 – 2nd Refund for students enrolled in 8 week or 1st Refund for students enrolled in 2nd 4 week classes (Direct Loans* and/or Pell Grants). 

*Please note - Students will receive a Disclosure Statement from Direct Loans that will show the dates (and amounts) that funds will be released to the College. Students will receive an email when funds are actually released to the College. Students have 14 days from that date to decline those funds if they do not wish to borrow those funds.

Steps to follow to make sure that refunds are received

  • After becoming a student at Hinds, you will receive a green envelope in the mail from BankMobile.
  • The letter will provide you with a personal code and website (RefundSelection.com) where you must go to select your refund method.
  • You must select your preferred refund method: either personal bank account or a BankMobile debit card.
  • Didn't get your green envelope? Go to RefundSelection.com and click on “Get a Code”.
  • Additional questions???? Please call 601-857-3205.