Applying for Financial Aid

At HCU, financial aid is awarded on a first come, first served basis as funding permits. The amount of the student’s award is based on academic merit, financial need and annual limits as specified by program limits. Financial need is determined by completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) annually.

Step 1: Apply to Houston Christian University

All financial aid applicants must first apply for admission to Houston Christian University. You can submit your application online.

Apply to HCU

Step 2: Submit Your FAFSA Application

March 1 is the preferred annual deadline to submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) to the federal processor. List HCU’s school code number 003576 on your FAFSA. Electronic FAFSA filers must either print, sign, and mail the FAFSA signature page to the processor or acquire a FSA ID to sign the application electronically. You may acquire a FSA ID by going to the Federal Student Aid FSA ID Application and completing the online application.

Step 3: View/Accept Financial Aid Award(s)

Once we receive your FAFSA application, your financial aid award package will be available to view through your HuskyNet account. Follow these steps to accept or decline all or some of your financial aid award(s).

View and Accept Aid

Step 4a: Submit All Requested Documentation

Submit all requested documents and eligibility requirements to the Financial Aid Office to complete your aid application. Documents must be received by March 15th to receive priority funding. You will be notified via email about the documents that are needed to complete your aid application and if verification is required.

Submit Documentation

Step 4b: Verify Your Aid

Some students are selected for additional Financial Aid Verification. This is a federal requirement for institutions and aid cannot be disbursed until verification is complete. Learn more about verification and how to complete this requirement if selected.

Begin Your Verification