Welcome to Financial Aid
The Office of Financial Aid at Houston Christian University is here to help connect students and parents with the resources they need to make A Higher Education as affordable as possible. As part of our mission to graduate leaders who measure success by the number of lives they touch, HCU works hard to provide financial opportunities and address affordability issues. We have numerous academic, talent, leadership, merit, athletic, and alumni scholarships and grants available to finance your education.
Important Annual Financial Aid Deadlines
Date students may begin submitting the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) for the 2024-25 academic year. List HCU’s federal school code — 003576 — on your application.
The preferred deadline to submit the FAFSA for prospective and returning HCU students. The Office of Financial Aid begins aid packaging in March. Additional required documentation must be returned by the due date indicated on the award letter.
The priority annual deadline for continuing students to submit the FAFSA and all requested documentation to receive renewal of financial aid award(s).
* The FAFSA Simplification: A Better FAFSA Process means a Better Future for Borrowers will cause delays for the 2024-2025 FAFSA application. December is when the application will open up for our students. Please continue to review the Compete the FAFSA Form for updates.
Browse tuition & fees or use our net price calculator to estimate your cost of attendance.
Learn more about how to complete your FAFSA application and why it’s important.
Browse our available scholarships and review federal loan and grant opportunities.
Learn more about the cost of A Higher Education.
The Cost of an HCU Education
There are many resources available to help you best estimate the cost of your HCU education. You may also find that the cost of attending HCU is not far off from the cost of other leading universities, including public colleges. You can use the tools below to learn more about tuition costs and fees, as well as room and board, and estimated scholarships/aid.