How to Apply for Aid

To apply for aid you will need to submit the following:

Step 1: Complete a FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) 

You will need to complete a free application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), which can be found online at Advice on how to complete the FAFSA can be found at It is extremely important for you to fill out your FAFSA accurately.Every year up to 30% of applicants are randomly selected for verification by the US Department of Education. The Financial Aid office will notify you in writing if you have been selected, and you will be required to submit your Federal Income Tax Return, W2 Forms, and other documentation before your FAFSA can be processed. Your FAFSA is a legal document, and its content can be checked and verified, so please input your data carefully and accurately.

The School Code for Hartford International is G01387.

Step 2 : Complete the Hartford International Financial Aid Supplement

HIU Financial Aid Supplement Form

In order for Hartford International to offer a student an accurate Financial Aid package, you must inform the Financial Aid Office of any outside scholarships or grants that you are receiving for the academic year for which you are submitting.

Step 3: Inform Financial Aid Office/Submit Documentation

The Financial Aid office may also contact you by mail or email to request additional documentation if you have been selected for verification, or to reconcile any conflicting information found on your FAFSA application.

Contacting the Financial Aid Coordinator at this juncture is also an opportunity to discuss any concerns that you may have concerning your Financial Aid, and to ensure you receive a Financial Aid Package that best suits your needs.

Step 4: Accept your financial aid

After your Financial Aid has been calculated, you will receive an offer in Populi detailing your award amounts. Aid must be accepted before it can be disbursed to your account.

Step 5: Funds disbursed to account

When your enrollment is confirmed, at the end of the add/drop period, financial aid funds are credited to your student account. If the financial aid is less than your charges, you are responsible for paying the difference. If the financial aid is greater than your charges, the Business Office issues a refund check within 14 days, made payable to you and mailed to the address on record with the Registrar’s Office.


Additional Steps for Students Requesting Federal Direct Loans

If you are eligible, and have requested a Federal Direct Loan, you must also complete the following steps.

Step 1: Electronically Sign and Complete the Master Promissory Note (eMPN)

If you do not already have an active MPN on file with the Department of Education you will need to create one before a loan can be processed for you.

  1. Go to
  2. Select the appropriate MPN. For most students this will be the “MPN for Subsidized and Unsubsidized Loans” option.

Step 2: Complete Entrance Counseling

The US Department of Education requires all first time Direct Loan Borrowers to complete a loan counseling session before they can receive their loan funds.

Entrance counseling can be completed online at

Step 3: Loan Disbursement

Once the loan(s) have been originated, the US Department of Education will approve the amounts previously agreed upon and release the funds to Hartford International. The Federal Loan proceeds will come in a minimum of two installments per academic year, which traditionally will occur at the beginning of each semester.

If your loans proceeds exceed the amount you owe to Hartford International for that term, the resulting credit balance will be refunded to you via check at the address on file with the Registrar’s Office. If you would like to make alternate arrangements for your refund you must contact the Business Office.

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