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.

Upcoming Deadlines

Deadline For Deadline Audience
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 24, 2018 Undergraduate
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
2019-2020 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) available Monday, October 1, 2018 Undergraduate, Graduate, Parents
Deadline for instructors to submit Midterm, Unofficial Withdrawal (UW) and Never Reported (NR) status reports via BisonWeb for Fall 2018 Friday, October 5, 2018 Faculty/Staff
Deadline for students checking out of meal mandated Residence Halls and/or withdrawing from the University to receive 25% of meal plan charges Friday, October 19, 2018 Undergraduate

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.