Financial Aid for Undergrad Students

Finding money for college is not always easy.
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We know how stressful the journey toward higher education can become. That is why we are committed to providing comprehensive financial aid solutions which can help you find the best path forward for your future. Below you'll find updates about the FAFSA, examples of Financial Aid packages, and a deeper look at the financial aid options available to you at Huntington University. If you have questions at any time time, please contact us!

Completing Your FAFSA

Huntington University is dedicated to providing assistance to our full-time students and we have a variety of academic and performance award opportunities available. While the majority of our awards are based on student achievement, we also recognize financial need and do have need based grant aid available for those who qualify.

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 studentaid.gov. The FAFSA should be completed by April 15. The school code for Huntington University is 001803.


What is a Net Price Calculator?

Our net price calculator provides estimated financial aid offer information to you with just a few clicks! Although this is not a substitute for an official offer, it will give you valuable information on what you can expect to see when HU receives your FAFSA information and provides an official aid offer.
  1. Go to our Net Price Calculator 

  2. Fill out the initial requested information to determine your merit and non-need-based aid.  

  3. Be sure to scroll to the very bottom of the page and click on ‘Calculate Financial Aid’ to fill out additional information and obtain your full estimated aid offer.

  4. Continue through the questions until you see all three circles at the top have a green check mark. You will then receive your full estimated aid offer along with your estimated Student Aid Index based upon the information you entered in the estimator form. You may print this to pdf to save the estimate to your device. 

3 Examples of Financial Aid Packages

The Department of Education has postponed the release of FAFSA data to universities until mid-March. Until we are able to provide financial aid offers to you, check out the following three examples to see how the pieces of the puzzle could potentially fit together for you!
Example #1 – Someone who qualifies for full Pell and State Aid

Let’s look at an example of how financial aid will make a difference for a student with the following assumptions:  

  • GPA 3.4 

  • From Ft. Wayne, IN 

  • Living on campus at HU 

  • Receives full Pell and State aid based on FAFSA data 

 

Example #1: Full Pell and State Aid

Basic Annual Cost

$42,416 This is the basic cost for tuition, housing, and meals at HU per academic year.

Institutional Aid

(-) $10,000 Academic Faculty Scholarship from HU (Based upon a high school GPA of 3.4)
State & Federal Aid
(-) $12,400 Estimated Frank O’Bannon Grant as an Indiana Resident
(-) $7,395 Estimated Pell Grant
Federal Loans
(-) $3,500 Federal Subsidized Loan
(-) $2,000 Federal Unsubsidized Loan

This student takes advantage of Federal Student Loans, using $5,500 per year. They 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. They will begin repaying this loan to the Department of Education six months after graduation. A variety of repayment options are available to meet the student's specific needs. Click here to view currently available options.  
Additional Institutional Aid
(-) $2,075HU4U Grant
Final Annual Cost
$5,046 This is the final amount to be paid to Huntington University for the academic year. Click here for more information on installment payment plans.

 

Example #2 – Someone who qualifies for partial Pell and State Aid

Let’s look at an example of how financial aid will make a difference for a student with the following assumptions:  

  • GPA 4.2 

  • Majoring in Digital Media Arts 

  • From Huntington, IN and filed their FAFSA by 4/15/24 

  • Is commuting to HU while living at home 

  • Receives some Pell and State aid based on FAFSA data 
       

Example #2: Partial Pell and State Aid

Basic Annual Cost

$31,870 This is the basic cost for tuition with no housing or meals at HU per academic year.

Institutional Aid

(-) $14,000 Academic Dean's Scholarship (Based upon a high school GPA of 4.2)
(-) $2,000DMA Animation Scholarship
(-) $2,000Hometown Grant
State & Federal Aid
(-) $6,900Estimated Frank O’Bannon Grant as an Indiana Resident
(-) $2,345Estimated Pell Grant
Federal Loans
(-) $3,500Federal Subsidized Loan
(-) $1,125Federal Unsubsidized Loan

This student takes advantage of Federal Student Loans, using $4,625 per year. They work hard to graduate in four years and leave with $18,500 in student loans; much lower than the average of $32,500 in student loan debt most students have when leaving a private nonprofit school. They will begin repaying this loan to the Department of Education six months after graduation. A variety of repayment options are available to meet the student's specific needs. Click here to view currently available options.
Final Annual Cost
$0 No remaining balance in this example.
Example #3 – Someone who qualifies for no Pell or State Aid

Let’s look at an example of how financial aid will make a difference for a student with the following assumptions:  

  • GPA 3.8 

  • One parent is an alumni of HU 

  • Will be on the track and cross-country team 

  • From Indianapolis, IN and filed his FASA by 4/15/24 

  • Living on campus 

  • Receives no Pell or State aid based on FAFSA data   

 

Example #3: No Pell or State Aid 

Basic Annual Cost

$42,416This is the basic cost for tuition, housing, and meals at HU per academic year. 

Institutional Aid

(-) $14,000 Academic Dean's Scholarship (Based upon a high school GPA of 3.8)
(-) $1,500Alumni Grant
(-) $2,000Track Scholarship
(-) $1,500Cross-Country Scholarship
(-) $4,200HU Grant
State & Federal Aid
$0Estimated Frank O’Bannon Grant as an Indiana Resident
$0Estimated Pell Grant
Federal Loans
(-) $3,500Federal Subsidized Loan
(-) $1,500Federal Unsubsidized Loan
This student takes advantage of Federal Student Loans, using $5,500 per year. They 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. They will begin repaying this loan to the Department of Education six months after graduation. A variety of repayment options are available to meet the student's specific needs. Click here to view currently available options. 
Final Annual Cost
$15,716

This is the final amount to be paid to Huntington University for the academic year. Click here for more information on installment payment plans.

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2024-2025 Undergraduate Costs

Investing in an education from Huntington University not only prepares you for the competitive marketplace of the future but also offers a Christ-based foundation for meaningful life and service. Below you will find the baseline costs for the 2024-2025 undergraduate year before financial aid is taken into account.
2024-2025 Undergraduate Costs at Huntington University
Full-Time Annual Tuition

$31,870

Fees

$0

Room & Board

$10,546
Total Investment

$42,416

Financial Aid Sources

Huntington University partners with you to provide aid based on your merit and financial need. Many of these opportunities come from HU, but you may also be eligible for federal aid. Indiana residents may be eligible for state aid. Use the information below to better understand the types of aid available to you!
Institutional Aid

Below you will find the three types of awards which come from Huntington University. They are Freshman Academic Awards, Transfer Academic Awards, and Forester Fund Awards. Read below to learn more...

 

Freshman
Academic Awards

Freshman Academic Awards are based on the student’s high school GPA. All regularly admitted freshmen will receive one of these awards without any additional application.

 

ANNUAL AMOUNT

ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENT

PRESIDENT'S SCHOLARSHIP

$14,000

GPA: 3.95 and above

DEAN'S SCHOLARSHIP

$12,000

GPA: 3.6-3.94

FACULTY SCHOLARSHIP

$10,000

GPA: 3.3-3.59

TRUSTEE GRANT

$8,000

GPA: 2.9-3.29

MERILLAT GRANT

$6,000

GPA: 2.89 and below

*Academic Awards are renewable for a total of eight semesters. Renewal requirements is Satisfactory Academic Progress. The eligibility and amounts listed above are only applicable to incoming freshmen in the 2024-2025 academic year.

 

Transfer
Academic Awards

Transfer Academic Awards* are available to students who will have at least 12 earned credit hours and are at least one semester removed from high school. Transfer students are not eligible for Freshman Academic Awards or the Horizon Leadership Program grant.
 

ANNUAL AMOUNT

ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENT

DISTINCTION SCHOLARSHIP

$11,000

3.5 Cumulative College GPA

HONORS SCHOLARSHIP

$9,000

2.8-3.49 Cumulative College GPA

TRANSFER GRANT

$6,000

2.0-2.79 Cumulative College GPA

*Academic Awards are renewable for a total of eight semesters. Renewal requirements is Satisfactory Academic Progress. The eligibility and amounts listed above are only applicable to incoming transfers in the 2024-2025 academic year.

 

Forester Fund
Awards

Forester Fund Awards are provided, in part, by the generosity of our alumni and friends.

 

ANNUAL AMOUNT

ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENT

HU GRANTS

$500-$2,500

Student must file the FAFSA. Amount depends on other sources of institutional, federal, or state aid.

HOMETOWN GRANT

Varies

Student must reside in Huntington County and complete application. You can learn more on our Hometown Grant page.

OUT OF STATE GRANT

$2,000

Student must be a resident of any of the 49 states outside of Indiana according to the Free Application for Federal Student Aid. Indiana and international students are not eligible. Not stackable with athletic aid.

HUNTINGTON UNIVERSITY ALUMNI GRANT

$1,500

Student is a dependent of a Huntington University graduate.

HUNTINGTON UNIVERSITY UNITED BRETHREN GRANT

$4,000

Student regularly attends and is involved with a United Brethren in Christ Church.

CHURCH SERVICE GRANT

$1,000

Student is a dependent of a full-time minister or missionary.

MATCHING CHURCH GRANT

Up to $1,000

HU will match up to $1,000 in scholarship from the student’s local church. Scholarship commitment must be submitted by August 1. View the Matching Church Grant PDF for more details.

PERFORMANCE AWARDS

Varies

Based upon recommendation of art, communication, digital media arts, english, music, or theatre faculty. Visit the Department and Performance Awards page for more details.

ATHLETIC SCHOLARSHIPS

Varies

Based upon recommendation of the Office of Athletics.

HORIZON LEADERSHIP PROGRAM

Varies

Students who are U.S. citizens and are from an ethnically diverse background may apply and interview. Students with recommendations from Youth for Christ will receive priority consideration. Please visit the Horizon Leadership Scholarship page for more details.

HU4UVaries

HU covers tuition and standard fees when combined with all other types of aid. View the HU4U page for more information and criteria.

INTERNATIONAL GRANT

Up to $5,000

Must complete International Grant application and demonstrate need.

UNITED BRETHREN INTERNATIONAL STUDENT CHRISTIAN LEADERSHIP SCHOLARSHIP

Full Tuition

International students who would like to apply for this scholarship should complete and submit the scholarship application form by March 1st.

Find applications and additional details at huntington.edu/HU-Aid.

Federal & State Grants

Below you will find the three types of awards which come from Federal and State grants. Eligibility and amounts are determined by your completed FAFSA. Be sure to complete this by April 15th of each year. Read below to learn more...

 

Federal & State
Grants

 

ANNUAL AMOUNT

ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENT

INDIANA STATE GRANTS

$3,900-$12,400

Must be an Indiana resident. Eligibility is determined by the FAFSA, which must be filed by April 15.

FEDERAL PELL GRANT

$750-$7,395

Eligibility is determined by the FAFSA.

FEDERAL SEOG GRANT

$500-$4,000

Eligibility is determined by the FAFSA.

Visit studentaid.gov to file your FAFSA today!

Loans and Work Study Programs

Below you can compare the different types of federal loans, private loans, and work-study programs available to you. Read below to learn more...

 

Loans and
Work Study Programs

 

ANNUAL AMOUNT

ELIGIBILITY REQUIREMENT

FEDERAL DIRECT SUBSIDIZED LOAN

$200-$5,500

Need based. Eligibility is determined by the FAFSA. Amount depends on the number of credit hours the student has earned.

FEDERAL DIRECT UNSUBSIDIZED LOAN

$200-$7,500

Not need based. Eligibility is determined by the FAFSA. Amount depends on the number of credit hours the student has earned.

PARENT PLUS LOAN

Up to the cost of education

Not need based. Allows parents to help cover the expected contribution.

ALTERNATIVE PRIVATE LOANS

Up to the cost of education

Not need based. Allows student to take out a loan with the assistance of a creditworthy cosigner. Contact the Office of Financial Aid for more information.

FEDERAL WORK STUDY

Up to $2,000

Eligibility is determined by the FAFSA and allows student to work an on-campus job. The amount is based upon how often the student works.

ADDITIONAL LOAN AND FUNDING

Varies

Visit our Loans, Work, and Outside Resources page to view additional types of funding and their eligibility requirements.

Although student loans are not Huntington University’s first choice for you, if used in moderation, they are a good investment in your future earnings potential when you complete a bachelor’s degree. In addition to student loans, HU offers interest-free payment plans for balances that can be paid within 10 months. Please contact the Office of Financial Aid at (800) 642-6493 for more information.

Questions?

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.

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