Future Students
  • Admissions for veterans
    • HSU Office of Admissions
    • Military-affiliated students interested in attending Humboldt State have the opportunity to apply for admissions after the published deadlines. We call this Rolling Admissions. We strongly recommend you apply at least a month prior to the beginning of a term. If you do not meet the standard admissions requirements, contact the VETS office for further instructions on eligibility and a possible "Veterans Exception".

  • Getting started
    • California State University Application Procedure
    • Apply for admissions via the online application, Cal State Apply. You will need to submit official transcripts from all prior institutions. If you do not hear anything from the university within four weeks, please call the VETS office at (707)826-6272. We also recommend you begin the process of applying for your Montgomery GI Bill® educational benefits.

    • VA Benefits Application Procedure
    • Veterans may apply initially for their educational benefits by completing the online application. Paper applications are available at Veterans Enrollment and Transition Services in the Lower Library, Room 58 or online via VONAPP. Please consult a VA representative or staff in the VETS office prior to applying if you have any questions about eligibility, school, cost of attendance, or the application process.

    • Free Application for Federal Student Aid
    • Federal Student Aid, an office of the U.S. Department of Education, ensures that all eligible individuals can benefit from federally funded financial assistance for education beyond high school. They consistently champion the promise of postsecondary education to all Americans —and its value to our society. Please complete the online application at www.fafsa.ed.gov.

  • Paying for college and the Shopping Sheet
    • Please note: These files are PDF formatted files. To view them, you will need to download the free Adobe Reader.
    • Undergraduate
    • Graduate
    • Starting with a realistic budget to determine how you can pay for your education and still afford your expenses is a fundamental part of choosing your college and program. There are many tools available to help you with determining costs and how your benefits apply. Department of Education provides complete steps to help you get started. Create a budget, choose a school, and begin your application processes – See Getting Started above. The Department of Veterans Affairs requires that all schools provide a standardized form for you to compare costs. Humboldt State provides the “Shopping Sheet” with your financial aid award. You can access a general shopping sheet here to get estimated costs for attending Humboldt State.

Student resources
  • Education Benefits

    The Montgomery GI Bills® and Post 9/11 Gi Bill® can be the best resource to find your education. Be sure and contact your school veterans office For the most current policies and advising.

  • VETS Orientation

    This link is to our online orientation program for Veterans and dependents who are enrolled at Humboldt State University.

  • Military Transcripts

    You are required to submit a military transcript for admissions. The evaluation of your military transcripts are at the discretion of the Veterans Official. Contact the VETS office for questions about obtaining or the evaluation of your military transcript.

  • College Scorecard

    Tool to help you look up costs and assess the value of colleges.

  • College Navigator

    Tool from the National Center for Education Statistics to help you choose a college.

  • Veterans Housing

    VETS has a dedicated residence for Veterans if you would like to live on campus in the newer Residence Halls. Verification of Veteran status from HSU – VETS is required after you submit your Housing application.