Student - Financial Aid and Scholarships

Important Announcements

The Financial Aid Staff understands the importance of students receiving communication about their financial aid status in a timely manner. Help us to help you to achieve this common goal. To that end, we highly recommend that students make their preferred email address, via MyCampusPortal for Enrolled Students.

Student Loan Exit Counseling is mandatory for all students leaving the University (withdrawal or leave of absence) or receiving a degree. Students can complete Exit Counseling at: www.StudentAid.Gov

Financial Aid Informational Videos are now located on our Consumer Information page.

If selected for Verification, you must mail in your required documents. FAXES WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED.

Financial Aid communicates all important information directly to students via the Student Portal.

Financial Aid is now on Twitter! – @HUPirate_FinAid. Follow us to stay informed about all up-to-date news regarding financial aid, scholarships, and deadlines.

Check out our new External Scholarship Database PDF on the Scholarship Search page!

Please keep in mind that you are responsible for reading all adjoining links on our web pages.

Student Freedom Initiative Launches for 2021-2022 Academic Year

Student Freedom Initiative has launched for the coming academic year at nine HBCUs, including Hampton University. This non-profit program has four components: the Student Freedom Agreement, which provides a funding alternative to eligible rising junior and senior students in STEM majors in the form of an income-contingent repayment plan, as well as tutoring and mentoring, paid internship programs open to students of any major before graduation and targeted capacity-building to help schools better support students. Learn more about Student Freedom Initiative, including requirements, eligibility and the program’s goals and history.

PLUS Loan Applicant Communication

Recently, the U.S. Department of Education sent emails or letters to certain Direct PLUS Loan applicants who have been denied a PLUS loan due to adverse credit history. The email or letter, which is in addition to the standard denial communication, is sent to applicants who could most likely be approved if they request reconsideration of the initial PLUS loan denial. If you have received this communication, you should contact the Student Loan Support Center at 1-800-557-7394 to request to request reconsideration. The applicant (not the Financial Aid Office or the child of the parent applicant) should contact Student Loan Support Center to request reconsideration as soon as possible. Generally, this process can be completed in just a few minutes. Please bear in mind that the Financial Aid Office cannot guarantee that your reconsideration request will result in an approval for the PLUS loan.

Completing the FAFSA

By now, you may have already completed the 2021-2022 FAFSA If not, please be sure to do so. You may start by using the Apply For Aid option above. HAMPTON UNIVERSITY’S PRIORITY FILING DATE IS February 15th*Please keep in mind that we must receive your completed FAFSA in our office from the US Department of Education on or before our Priority Filing Date of February 15th. If the Department of Education has determined that you may be Pell-eligible, your application may be eligible for priority consideration for additional need-based Federal Student Aid. Because funding is limited, we cannot guarantee you additional aid, even though you may be otherwise eligible. Hampton University’s school code is 003714. Please be sure to review all email correspondence from the Department of Education regarding the processing of your FAFSA.

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Late Filers

All FAFSA applications received via the Department of Education on or after July 1st are considered late. Depending on the items needed to complete processing, your financial aid package may not be available to issue an award by the August 1st payment due date. If you do not have approved financial aid that is equal to or greater than your billable charges, your class schedule is subject to cancellation