Types of Aid
There are four basic types of financial aid: scholarships, grants, work-study, and loans. Most of these programs are applied for by filing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) or the CA DREAM Act Application for eligible AB-540 students; if a program requires supplemental forms, it will be noted below.
Grants are funds made available by the federal and state
governments and universities based on a student's financial
need and, like scholarships, do not need to be repaid. By
filing the FAFSA, you are automatically considered for grants.
Scholarship opportunities are a great way to fund your education at Humboldt State University and are available to a range of students from all backgrounds.
You are able to apply for HSU scholarships for the 2017-18 Academic Year using the online scholarship system - the deadline is March 2.
Federal Work Study (FWS) is a financial aid program that
allows you to work on campus, or in the community, to earn
money to meet your educational costs. If you have been awarded
Work Study, it will be indicated on your Financial Aid Award
» Work Study
A variety of loans are available to HSU students and their
parents. All loan funds
must be repaid and the interest rate will vary depending on
the type of loan you receive.