Financial Aid

Students wishing to apply for financial assistance are generally required to have a current FAFSA on file and be accepted to Huntington University before the Office of Financial Aid can provide award information. If you do not plan on filing a FAFSA and wish to only apply for merit based aid or utilize alternative loans, please contact our office.

To be considered for need-based financial aid, the student must be regularly admitted to Huntington and must have completed the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), which can be filed by going online at The FAFSA should be completed by April 15

Huntington University's institution code is 001803.

If the world of financial aid is all a little new to you, don't worry, you're not alone! It might help to start by reading through some FAQs. This isn't an exhaustive list, nor will it answer all the questions you have, but it's a start! The Office of Financial Aid is available to answer your questions and to help estimate your eligibility for financial assistance. Feel free to email or call (260) 359-4326 or toll free at (800) 642-6493. Office hours are 8:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday.

How does financial aid add up for a traditional undergraduate student?

Let’s walk through an example!
Cost: $39,862

This is the basic cost for tuition, housing, and meals at HU, but it is not going to be the amount you pay. Let’s look at an example of how financial aid will make a difference!

(-) $14,000

Based upon your high school GPA, you earn a President’s Scholarship from HU.

(-) $3,945

You fill out the FAFSA and qualify for a Federal Pell Grant from the Federal Government. Maximum Pell eligibility is $6,895 for 22/23.

(-) $5,950

Based upon FAFSA information, you also qualify for an Indiana Frank O’Bannon Grant as an Indiana Resident. Maximum Indiana State aid is $9,200 for 22/23.

(-) $1,000

Your parent is a pastor in your local community, so you receive a $1,000 Church Service Grant.

(-) $1,000

Your church agrees to support you while you attend HU, so they provide you with $1,000.

(-) $1,000

HU matches your church scholarship up to $1,000, so you just scored another $1,000!

(-) $2,000

You spend some time over Christmas break applying for scholarships through your local community foundation and receive $2,000 for the year!

(=) $28,895 IN AID. No repayment required!

 Remaining Cost: $10,967

After we take into consideration all the aid you received, your final cost is very different. But let’s make some more changes!

(-) $5,500

You take advantage of your Federal Student Loans, using $5,500 per year. You work hard to graduate in four years and leave with $22,000 in student loans; much lower than the average of $32,500 in student loan debt most students have when leaving a private nonprofit school.

(=) Final Cost: $5,467

You set up a payment plan of $456 per month and pay the remainder of your balance over a 12-month period.


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