Financial Aid Virtual Advising

Financial Aid Virtual Advising

Want to speak directly to a financial aid advisor from the comfort of your home through video chat? Financial Aid is happy to announce that we are now offering virtual financial aid advising assistance! No matter the platform, we’re here to support you in reaching your goals. Please note, this advising session is for financial aid advising. Student must have HCC student ID or government-issued identification available for viewing during the virtual Financial Aid advising session. For your privacy, the advising session is not recorded.

How to Make an Appointment:

  • To book an appointment, please visit our advising appointment system by clicking here.
  • Once you book an appointment, you will receive an email confirmation from our advising system. At least 30 minutes prior to your scheduled appointment, you'll receive a reminder email notification.

What do you need for Virtual Advising Appointment:

  • During your meeting, you will need access to a computer with video capabilities and a microphone. You can use your smartphone or tablet for virtual advising, if necessary; however, access to a computer is preferable as your advisor may want to share documents and resources that are easier to view and save on a computer.
  • You'll also need access to Teams, the video chat platform. Please visit the following link to download Microsoft Teams for free: 
  • *NOTE, please use your HCC student email.


How to sign in to Teams

  1. Start Teams
    • In Windows, click Start > Microsoft Teams.
    • On Mac, go to the Applications folder and click Microsoft Teams.
    • On mobile, tap the Teams
  2. Sign in with your Microsoft 365 username and password.