What financial aid is available at HU?
The exact same financial aid available to all colleges through the federal government:
Loans: borrowed money that must be repaid with interest
Grants: money that you don’t need to repay unless you don’t finish school
(Official government details)
Who should apply for financial aid?
You should. There’s no guarantee that you will qualify for anything (though you’d be surprised who does), but there’s zero disadvantage to trying; grant money doesn’t need to be paid back. Loans require more of a decision, as they must be paid back with interest, but are often helpful.
How much does it cost to apply for financial aid?
$0. There is no fee from Horizon University or from the federal government to apply for financial aid.
Steps to Apply for Financial Aid
There are but two steps to applying for financial aid: applying with the government, and then applying with Horizon University.
Step 1: Apply with the Federal Government (FAFSA)
- Click that blue button and follow the steps. You’ll need a lot of personal information handy, including your SSN, tax records, and bank statements. Check out this great FAFSA guide for the full list.
- When you’re done, you’ll get an EFC number. You’ll need this for step 2.
Step 2: Apply with Horizon University (Student Interview)
Once you have completed the FAFSA and have your EFC number, you can begin HU’s financial aid process.
- Click that blue button, then hit “register now” to create an account.
- “Student Interview” is the term we use for financial aid application. Click on “Student Interview Center” and then follow the steps. You’ll need to know your academic intentions.
- Once you’re done, check your email for confirmation. If any of your info was missing or mistyped, the system will email you to get it corrected. Horizon University doesn’t get your financial aid application until the system confirms your information, so make sure you get the A-OK email.
- See you in class!