Understanding Aid at Howard

Financial Aid Basics
An overview of financial aid as well as costs, eligibility and common questions.
How to Apply for Federal Aid
A step-by-step guide for applying, receiving and maintaining your eligibility for aid.
Funding Opportunities
A full list of all financial aid forms, applications, and worksheets as well as helpful links.

Paying for Howard

How to Make Payments
To help pay for your Howard education, we provide various methods for you to pay your dues.
Types of Aid
Information about the wide variety of grants, scholarships, work programs and loans available and their respective requirements.
Fill out your FAFSA
The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is now available.

Upcoming Deadlines

Deadline For Deadline Audience Category
First Day Graduation Application is available via BisonWeb for Fall 2021 prospective candidates Monday, September 13, 2021 All Academics
Registration holds for Spring 2022 applied to all accounts with a balance greater than zero and late payment fees assessed. Monday, September 13, 2021 Undergraduate, Graduate Registration, Financial Aid
Registration holds for Spring 2022 applied to all accounts with a balance greater than zero and late payment fees assessed. Monday, September 13, 2021 Undergraduate, Graduate Registration, Financial Aid
Deadline for instructors to submit Never Reported (NR) and Unofficial Withdrawal (UW) grades via BisonWeb for Fall 2021 Monday, September 13, 2021 All Academics
Opening Convocation, 11:00 A.M. (Classes Suspended From 10:00 A.M- 1:00 P.M) Friday, September 17, 2021 All Academics
Deadline for students checking out of Residence Halls to receive 50% refund of housing charges. Students will be assessed 25% of housing charge upon checking out after this date Monday, September 27, 2021 Undergraduate Residence Life

What can the Office of the Bursar help with?

  • 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.

finaid@howard.edu

What can the Office of Financial Aid Help With?

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.