Delays to 2024 Financial Aid

Because of significant Department of Education processing delays, we will not have information about FAFSA submissions or financial aid until the end of February. Once FAFSA data is released to us, we are committed to sharing financial aid information as soon as possible. Thanks for your patience.

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

December 31*

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.

March 1

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.

April 15

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. Please complete the FAFSA Form for updates.

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.

Net Price Calculator

Complete our Net Price Calculator to estimate your net tuition cost and aid. Then see if you qualify for other scholarships, grants, or loans.

Freshman Calculator Transfer Calculator

Cost of Attendance

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