Important Announcements


Federal Student Aid for 2024 / 2025

If you have not filed your 24/25 FAFSA yet, HU encourages you to complete and submit it ASAP in order to receive the best possible 24/25 financial aid package.

Please go to FAFSA® Application | Federal Student Aid to submit your 24/25 FAFSA.  Be sure to choose the FAFSA for 24/25 as the 23/24 FAFSA is also available at this time.

You will note that the FAFSA has been streamlined to be quicker and more user-friendly.  There are other important changes:

  • If you are a dependent student, your parent(s) will need to contribute their information and signature to your FAFSA. When you complete the student section of the form, you will be asked to provide your parent(s’) email address(es) and a few identifiers.  Parents will receive an email and be asked to log in to your application to provide their information.  Married students who filed 2022 federal taxes separately from their spouse will be asked to provide their spouse’s email address.  All contributors must have an FSA ID.  Visit Create Account | Federal Student Aid to create an FSA ID.
  • ALL contributors are required to give their consent to have their 2022 federal tax information (FTI) provided by the Internal Revenue Service (IRS). THIS INCLUDES CONTRIBUTORS THAT DID NOT FILE A TAX RETURN.  Consent is collected within the FAFSA application.  If ALL contributors do not give consent, the student WILL NOT be eligible for federal student aid.
  • The use of the Estimated Family Contribution (EFC) has been replaced by the Student Aid Index (SAI) for 24/25. Similar to the EFC, the SAI represents the applicant’s need for Federal Student Aid.  Your processed 24/25 FAFSA will contain your SAI which HU will use to award federal aid to you.

The 24/25 application cycle has experienced delays due to implementation of the changes above.  Schools are just starting to receive processed 24/25 FAFSAs now (this occurred several months earlier for prior academic years).  HU is committed to providing our students with 24/25 Federal Student Aid awards as soon as possible.  The financial aid office will continue to update this page as we progress through processing and awarding students for 24/25.

The Financial Aid Staff understands the importance of students receiving communication about their financial aid status in a timely manner. Help us to help you to achieve this common goal. To that end, we highly recommend that students make their preferred email address, via MyCampusPortal for Enrolled Students.

Student Loan Exit Counseling is mandatory for all students leaving the University (withdrawal or leave of absence) or receiving a degree. Students can complete Exit Counseling at: www.StudentAid.Gov

Financial Aid Informational Videos are now located on our Consumer Information page.

If selected for Verification, you must mail in your required documents. FAXES WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED.

Financial Aid communicates all important information directly to students via the Student Portal.

Financial Aid is now on Twitter! – @HUPirate_FinAid. Follow us to stay informed about all up-to-date news regarding financial aid, scholarships, and deadlines.

Check out our new External Scholarship Database PDF on the Scholarship Search page!

Please keep in mind that you are responsible for reading all adjoining links on our web pages.

Financial Aid and Scholarships

Important Information

Attending college not only requires focused study, but also a solid financial plan to help offset costs. Hampton University Office of Financial Aid and Scholarships is there to offer guidance and clarity to familes who are considering some form of financial assistance. Whether you’re applying for a student loan or a scholarship, we can help you get started.

Hampton University's Direct Costs

Tuition (All Students)$27,482
Comprehensive Fee$3,110
Technology Fee$250
Cable Fee$180
Billable Charges$45,900
Additional estimated expenses include books, supplies, transportation and other personal expenses that are determined by lifestyle and other cost-saving avenues.

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Scholarships & Grants

Hampton University Office of Financial Aid & Scholarships offers a variety of academic scholarships and provides information about need-based grants, as well as educational grant awards from other state higher education agencies.


Hampton University offers a variety of student loan products, including Federal Stafford, Parent PLUS, and Grad PLUS loans. These low-interest loans are government-supported and can be used to pay expenses such as tuition, fees, room, board, books, supplies, and transportation.

Student Freedom Initiative Launches for 2022-2023 Academic Year

Student Freedom Initiative has launched for the coming academic year at nine HBCUs, including Hampton University. This non-profit program has four components: the Student Freedom Agreement, which provides a funding alternative to eligible rising junior and senior students in STEM majors in the form of an income-contingent repayment plan, as well as tutoring and mentoring, paid internship programs open to students of any major before graduation and targeted capacity-building to help schools better support students. Learn more about Student Freedom Initiative, including requirements, eligibility and the program’s goals and history.

PLUS Loan Applicant Communication

Recently, the U.S. Department of Education sent emails or letters to certain Direct PLUS Loan applicants who have been denied a PLUS loan due to adverse credit history. The email or letter, which is in addition to the standard denial communication, is sent to applicants who could most likely be approved if they request reconsideration of the initial PLUS loan denial. If you have received this communication, you should contact the Student Loan Support Center at 1-800-557-7394 to request to request reconsideration. The applicant (not the Financial Aid Office or the child of the parent applicant) should contact Student Loan Support Center to request reconsideration as soon as possible. Generally, this process can be completed in just a few minutes. Please bear in mind that the Financial Aid Office cannot guarantee that your reconsideration request will result in an approval for the PLUS loan.

Completing the FAFSA

By now, you may have already completed the 2024-2025 FAFSA If not, please be sure to do so. You may start by using the Apply For Aid option above. HAMPTON UNIVERSITY’S PRIORITY FILING DATE IS April 15 this year. *Please keep in mind that we must receive your completed FAFSA in our office from the US Department of Education on or before our Priority Filing Date of April 15th. If the Department of Education has determined that you may be Pell-eligible, your application may be eligible for priority consideration for additional need-based Federal Student Aid. Because funding is limited, we cannot guarantee you additional aid, even though you may be otherwise eligible. Hampton University’s school code is 003714. Please be sure to review all email correspondence from the Department of Education regarding the processing of your FAFSA.


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Late Filers

All FAFSA applications received via the Department of Education on or after July 1st are considered late. Depending on the items needed to complete processing, your financial aid package may not be available to issue an award by the August 1st payment due date. If you do not have approved financial aid that is equal to or greater than your billable charges, your class schedule is subject to cancellation.

All domiciled VA Residents can apply for
the Virginia Tuition Assistance Grant (VTAG)

The Financial Aid Office will begin issuing financial aid awards to students who qualify beginning May 15th.

PARENT PLUS LOAN applicants, please be sure that you have both accepted the PLUS Loan on HUNet; as well as, completing the credit check and master promissory note (MPN) at: Additional information can be found under Direct Loan News under the General Information tab.

Disclosure Statement: Reporting of all instances of Expected Aid from Outside Sources

Please be aware that Federal Student Aid Guidelines require schools to include various types of aid, as part of the student’s estimated financial assistance when packaging his/her financial aid award. All categories of students are required to report all instances of expected aid to the Financial Aid Office. Failure to do so could result in the reduction, retraction or even cancellation of the student’s financial aid award, possibly leaving the student with a balance owed to the University. The list provided below, should not be construed as all inclusive:

Waivers of Tuition and Fees; Fellowships or assistantships; Veteran Educational Benefits’ Stipends; National Service Education Awards; Insurance programs for student’s education; scholarship; any educational benefits paid because of enrollment in post secondary education; Chapter 1607 Reap Benefits, ROTC living allowances, net income from Need-based Employment; Americorps funds, Designated State Aid; Designated Aid paid on the student’s behalf; Scholarships, etc.

Planning Tools and Resources

U.S. Department of Education Extends Student Loan Repayment Pause

The U.S. Department of Education announced an extension of the student loan repayment pause. The extension aims to alleviate uncertainty for borrowers as the Biden-Harris Administration asks the Supreme Court to review the lower-court orders preventing the Department from providing debt relief for tens of millions of Americans. 

Student loan payments will resume 60 days after the U.S Department of Education is permitted to implement the program or the litigation is resolved. If the program has not been implemented and the litigation has not been resolved by June 30, 2023 – payments will resume 60 days after that.

The one-time Federal Student Loan Debt Relief program provides borrowers with full or partial discharge of loans up to $20,000 to Federal Pell Grant recipients and up to $10,000 to non-Pell Grant recipients. Over 40 million borrowers are eligible for this relief, with 26 million borrowers having already provided the Department of Education with the information necessary. Of the 26 million borrowers, 16 million had their applications approved and have started to receive communication from the Department of Education.

Please be advised that the U.S. Department of Education will not begin sending the 2024 – 2025 FAFSAs to school until mid March. Please be understand that we intend to get aid offers to students as soon as we can given this delay.