Future Students

Financial Aid


Because every family’s finances are different, Henderson State University offers a variety of flexible approaches to fit the valuable education that we offer into your budget. Federal, state, institutional, and private funding opportunities include grants, scholarships, waivers, loans and work-study programs.

Types of Aid

Scholarships, grants, student loans and jobs on campus are defined as Financial Aid. Whether the funds come from HSU, the federal or state government or private donors, it is all considered financial aid for your student account. 

To learn more about the types of financial aid available and how to apply, click on the links below. 


Student Loans
Work Study

How to Apply for Financial Aid

  • Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid, or FAFSA, online at studentaid.gov and include Henderson’s institutional code – 001098 so that we will receive your information. This is your application for federal student aid eligibility which includes pell grantstudent loans, and workstudy
  • Before receiving an award of financial assistance from Henderson State University, you must be admitted into a degree program. Submit an application for admission to the university accompanied by an official copy of your high school record.
  • Our official means of communication is email. Please check your HSU email often. You may also check the status of your application and financial aid awards by logging into your MyHenderson account.
  • Transfer students should forward all official transcripts from previous institutions to Admissions at Henderson State University before any financial aid awards can be processed.

We have a Financial Aid Checklist available to help you get started. 


Our team of professionals are available Monday-Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., to discuss your options and guide you through the financial aid process.

Front Desk Phone: 870-230-5148