Deadlines and Payment Information

Financial Aid Deadlines


Date students may begin submitting the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) for the 2022-23 academic year. List HCU’s federal school code — 003576 — on your application.

* 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.

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.

March 15

Submit all requested documents to the Financial Aid Office to complete your aid application. Documents must be received by the Financial Aid Office by March 15th to receive priority funding.  You will be notified of the documents that are needed to complete your aid application.

April 15

The priority annual deadline for continuing/returning students to submit the FAFSA and all requested documentation to receive renewal of financial aid award(s).

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

Payment Plans and Deadlines

Payment plans are provided and managed by the HCU Student Account’s Office. Please refer to the Student Account’s website for additional information on payment plan enrollment deadlines, tuition payment deadlines, and how to financially settle your account.