IMPORTANT UPDATE FROM FINANCIAL AID

We're Here To Help

Face-to-Face Financial Aid Services have been suspended until further notice. Services are available via telephone or email Monday – Friday 8:00 am – 5:00 pm Financial Aid Counselors will be available via phone Monday – Friday 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Student Adversity Emergency Funds

If you are a continuing student at HSU and you or your family have experienced a loss of income, an increase of medical bills, or other hardships because of the COVID-19 outbreak, you may qualify for the Student Adversity Emergency Grant.

FINANCIAL CHANGES RELATED TO COVID-19 Related to 2020-2021 Aid Year

The FAFSA for the 2020-21 year is based on 2018 income, however due to COVID-19 many students or their families may be experiencing changes which are not represented by their 2018 information.

Coronavirus and Forbearance Info for Students, Borrowers, and Parents

Coronavirus and Forbearance Info for Students, Borrowers, and Parents

If you’re concerned about your studies or loan repayment, we can help you understand what to do in certain circumstances. We’ll be adding information for students, borrowers, and parents to this page on a regular basis, so please check back frequently.

 Dreamer Forms & Resources

We are here to assist Dreamers throughout their academic career by providing student centered support and financial aid resources such as state and institutional aid.  

Apply Early & Every Year

File your Free Application for Federal Student Aid or the Cal Dream Act Application as soon as possible since some aid is first-come, first-served. The first day to submit your Financial Aid Application is October 1.

Stay Engaged & Stay On Track

We communicate with you by sending emails and adding items to your To Do List, so check your Student Center often and always read your HSU email. Missed deadlines equal missed money!

Talk To Your Family

College affordability is a family discussion and agreeing on expectations early will help with the planning process. Here are a few tips to help make college more affordable.

Satisfactory Academic Progress

Doing well in your classes and graduating in four years ensures you will meet SAP and maintain your aid eligiblity. Faster completion equals less debt!

Budget & Borrow Wisely

Sticking to a budget and reducing expenses may help lower your student loan debt. Only borrow what you need and borrow as you go. Find budgeting tips here.