Forms & Documents

The HSU Financial Aid Office has several forms available for both students and parents based on a variety of circumstances such as verification, reporting enrollment changes or outside resources, including requesting loans to submitting an appeal. Regardless of the reason, here are a few tips to help you along the way!

Submit a Loan Request Form, if you have declined your loans and want them back, or if you need to increase or decrease your loan amount.

Finalize your enrollment before the Freeze date/Last day to add or drop - Submit a Change Form to notify our office regarding your enrollment plans especially if you plan to be enrolled in less than 12 units as an undergraduate (or less than 9 units as a graduate student). 


  • Submit forms/documents in person, by fax, or by mail.  We are open Monday-Friday from 8am-5pm & are located on the 2nd floor of the Student Business Services (SBS) building on Harpst Street.
  • Phone: 707.826.4321.  Fax: 707.826.5360.  Mail: HSU Financial Aid Office, 1 Harpst St., Arcata, CA 95521
  • Check for critical requested Financial Aid items! Log into myHumboldt and review My Checklists or your Student Center's To-Do-List. Make sure that you are submitting the correct form/document.
  • Refrain from submitting forms that are NOT requested! Submitting unrequested forms creates a delay in service.
  • Refrain from submitting forms multiple times! Submitting duplicate forms creates a delay in service.
  • Student Center To-Do-List will be updated within 3-5 business days to indicate the form or document has been received. However, your file will only be reviewed when all documents requested have been received. Counselors review files in the order they were completed and the review process may take 3-5 weeks.
  • Use the UPLOAD A DOCUMENT feature in HSU Web Forms! If you need to submit other documents such as W-2, Tax Return Transcript, supporting documentation, or parent forms, please use the Upload a Document feature. Make sure to always include the HSU ID# on all submitted forms and documents.
  • CAUTION:  Using email to send attachments that include a Social Security Number or other private information poses a security risk. Please redact the information or fax and/or mail the documents to our office.

Federal regulations require some students/parents/spouses to submit proof that they either filed taxes or did not file taxes for a required tax year. This is a required document for verification; only submit if it is being requested.

Once you receive the IRS document/s we are requesting, please make sure to write the student name & HSU ID# on the document/s, keep a copy for your records, and submit the document/s directly to our office.

If you are still having difficulty requesting IRS documents, please call us at 707.826.4321 so that we may assist you. You can also visit our Verification page for answers to your questions regarding this process.