Financial Aid for Undergrad Students

Finding money for college is not always easy. We can help!

2024-2025
Tuition
$31,870
Fees
$0
Room & Board
$10,546
Total
Investment
$42,416
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.
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
Name: President's Scholarship
Annual Amount: $14,000
Eligibility Requirement: GPA: 3.95 and above
Name: Dean's Scholarship
Annual Amount: $12,000
Eligibility Requirement: GPA: 3.6-3.94
Name: Faculty Scholarship
Annual Amount: $10,000
Eligibility Requirement: GPA: 3.3-3.59
Name: Trustee Grant
Annual Amount: $8,000
Eligibility Requirement: GPA: 2.9-3.29
Name: Merillat Grant
Annual Amount: $6,000
Eligibility Requirement: 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* 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
Name: Distinction Scholarship
Annual Amount: $11,000
Eligibility Requirement: 3.5 Cumulative College GPA
Name: Honors Scholarship
Annual Amount: $9,000
Eligibility Requirement: 2.8-3.49 Cumulative College GPA
Name: Transfer Grant
Annual Amount: $6,000
Eligibility Requirement: 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
These funds are provided, in part, by the generosity of our alumni and friends.
Annual Amount
Eligibility Requirement
Name: HU Grants
Annual Amount: $500-$2,500
Eligibility Requirement: Student must file the FAFSA. Amount depends on other sources of institutional, federal, or state aid.
Name: Hometown Grant
Annual Amount: Varies
Eligibility Requirement: Student must reside in Huntington County and complete application. You can learn more on our Hometown Grant page.
Name: Out of State Grant
Annual Amount: $2,000
Eligibility Requirement: 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.
Name: Huntington University Alumni Grant
Annual Amount: $1,500
Eligibility Requirement: Student is a dependent of a Huntington University graduate.
Name: Huntington University United Brethren Grant
Annual Amount: $4,000
Eligibility Requirement: Student regularly attends and is involved with a United Brethren in Christ Church.
Name: Church Service Grant
Annual Amount: $1,000
Eligibility Requirement: Student is a dependent of a full-time minister or missionary.
Name: Matching Church Grant
Annual Amount: Up to $1,000
Eligibility Requirement: 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.
Name: Performance Awards
Annual Amount: Varies
Eligibility Requirement: Based upon recommendation of art, communication, digital media arts, english, music, or theatre faculty. Visit the Department and Performance Awards page for more details.
Name: Athletic Scholarships
Annual Amount: Varies
Eligibility Requirement: Based upon recommendation of the Office of Athletics.
Name: Horizon Leadership Program
Annual Amount: Varies
Eligibility Requirement: 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.
Name: HU4U
Annual Amount: Varies
HU covers tuition and standard fees when combined with all other types of aid. View the HU4U page for more information and criteria.
Name: International Grant
Annual Amount: Up to $5,000
Eligibility Requirement: Must complete International Grant application and demonstrate need.
Name: United Brethren International Student Christian Leadership Scholarship
Annual Amount: Full Tuition
Eligibility Requirement: 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
Annual Amount
Eligibility Requirement
Name: Indiana State Grants
Annual Amount: $3,900-$12,400
Eligibility Requirement: Must be an Indiana resident. Eligibility is determined by the FAFSA, which must be filed by April 15.
Name: Federal Pell Grant
Annual Amount: $750-$7,395
Eligibility Requirement: Eligibility is determined by the FAFSA.
Name: Federal Seog Grant
Annual Amount: $500-$4,000
Eligibility Requirement: Eligibility is determined by the FAFSA.
Loans & Work Study
Annual Amount
Eligibility Requirement
Name: Federal Direct Subsidized Loan
Annual Amount: $200-$5,500
Eligibility Requirement: Need based. Eligibility is determined by the FAFSA. Amount depends on the number of credit hours the student has earned.
Name: Federal Direct Unsubsidized Loan
Annual Amount: $200-$7,500
Eligibility Requirement: Not need based. Eligibility is determined by the FAFSA. Amount depends on the number of credit hours the student has earned.
Name: Parent Plus Loan
Annual Amount: Up to the cost of education
Eligibility Requirement: Not need based. Allows parents to help cover the expected contribution.
Name: Alternative Private Loans
Annual Amount: Up to the cost of education
Eligibility Requirement: 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.
Name: Federal Work Study
Annual Amount: Up to $2,000
Eligibility Requirement: 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.
Name: Additional Loan and Funding
Annual Amount: Varies
Eligibility Requirement: 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.

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.

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: $42,416

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: $13,521

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: $8,021

You set up a payment plan of $669 per month and pay the remainder of your balance over a 12-month period.

Financial Aid Checklist

  • Register for your Federal Student Aid ID (FSA ID) at fsaid.gov in order to file the FAFSA
  • File the FAFSA at studentaid.gov no later than April 15 and add Huntington University’s School Code (0001803)
  • Watch for your official HU aid offer in the mail
  • Calculate your out-of-pocket expense: direct costs minus grants & scholarships
  • Determine how you will pay for or finance your portion of the HU investment
  • If you choose to use federal loans, complete your Master Promissory Note (MPN) and Entrance Counseling at studentaid.gov as soon as you commit to HU

Where to Start?

Use our net price calculator to help estimate your financial aid options for Huntington University.

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