Types of Aid


Federal and non-federal loan programs are available to help students pay for their education.

Grants, Scholarships & Fellowships

Grants, scholarships, and fellowship funds come from various programs both inside and outside of the University.

Work Study Programs

Special opportunities for students to work on-campus with the goal of financially support the student. Off-campus employment information is also available. Work Study is based on financial need; therefore, not all student may qualify. If you are awarded work study, you must accept the award on BisonWeb and visit Career Services for job placement. For Work-Study employment information, visit: https://careerservices.howard.edu/.

Tuition Remission

Remission of tuition is awarded by the University to reduce the amount of tuition paid for those who qualify.

Summer Financial Aid

If contacting our office to inquire about summer awarding, please note the following:

  • You must have a valid 2023-2024 FAFSA on file.
  • You must be enrolled at least half-time to be eligible for federal loans and Pell grant.
  • Students who are Pell grant eligible will receive awards automatically.
  • Summer courses will NOT count towards your HUFS requirements.
  • All students with any remaining loan eligibility in 2023-2024 will need to complete a loan adjustment form at Federal Direct Loan Adjustment Form.

While limited, there are several options Howard University provides students for summer aid. Information, requirements and deadlines are available.

See our Aid Opportunities page for a full list of all financial aid opportunity related forms, applications, and worksheets.