Paying for college can be daunting, but have no fear: we're here to help.
Financial aid is funding awarded to help you pay educational costs. The federal and state governments as well as post-secondary schools are public sources of aid, while civic groups, clubs, and religious organizations serve as private sources of aid.
Financial aid is classified into three basic types: grants and scholarships are funds awarded that are not required to be repaid; employment is work, either on or off campus that you find through campus student employment services or on your own initiative; and a loan is money borrowed from the federal or state government, the University or an alternative lender that must be repaid, including interest.
Financial aid is distributed according to a variety of eligibility criteria within two categories:
You are awarded need-based aid to make up the difference between your total cost to attend the University full time and the amount of your family’s contribution as determined by the federal government.
You may use non-need based aid to replace your family contribution if you meet the necessary eligibility criteria, which may vary depending on the program.
The Gates Scholarship (TGS) is a highly selective, last-dollar scholarship for outstanding, minority, high school seniors from low-income households. Each year, the scholarship is awarded to exceptional student leaders, with the intent of helping them realize their maximum potential.
A Howard University education is an invaluable yet significant investment. Learn more about the costs associated with enrollment at Howard in a given year, including tuition, fees, living expenses, and more.