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); if a program requires supplemental forms, it will be noted below.

Grants

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.
» Grants

Scholarships

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.

Scholarships for the 2014-2015 Academic Year have been awarded. You will be able to apply for HSU scholarships for the 2015-2016 Academic Year using the online scholarship system in January 2015.
» Scholarships

Work Study

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 Notification.
» Work Study

Loans

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.
» Loans