Understanding Aid at Howard

An overview of financial aid as well as costs, eligibility and common questions.
A step-by-step guide for applying, receiving and maintaining your eligibility for aid.
A full list of all financial aid forms, applications, and worksheets as well as helpful links.

Paying for Howard

To help pay for your Howard education, we provide various methods for you to pay your dues.
Information about the wide variety of grants, scholarships, work programs and loans available and their respective requirements.
The new 2018-2019 FAFSA is available.

Important Deadlines

Deadline For Deadline Audience
First day validated students can request institutional short-term emergency loan Monday, August 27, 2018 Undergraduate, Graduate
Deadline to receive 100% refund of tuition/fees Friday, August 31, 2018 Undergraduate, Graduate
Deadline for students to add, change or cancel meal plan charges Friday, August 31, 2018 Undergraduate
Registration holds for Spring 2019 applied to all accounts with a balance greater than zero and late payment fees assessed. Friday, September 7, 2018 Undergraduate, Graduate
Deadline for students checking out of meal mandated Residence Halls to receive 50% refund of meal plan charges. Monday, September 24, 2018 Undergraduate, Parents
Deadline to receive 50% refund of tuition/fees Monday, September 24, 2018 Undergraduate, Graduate, Parents

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Billing & Payment Due Date
  • Identifying Holds/Removal of Financial Holds
  • Receipt of Outside Scholarship and Direct Pay Third-Party Checks
  • Special Billing (Third-Party Contracts & Payment Plans)
  • Refunds

Questions concerning Financial Aid, including Eligibility/FAFSA/Fellowships/Scholarships/Tuition Remission/Loans & Grants, should be directed to the Financial Aid Office, located in Room 205 of the Administration Building.

Email finaid@howard.edu

Questions concerning Financial Aid, including Eligibility/FAFSA/Fellowships/Scholarships/Tuition Remission/Loans & Grants, should be directed to the Financial Aid Office, located in Room 205 of the Administration Building.