Financial Aid

Cost and Fees

Henderson calculates tuition on a per hour rate. For the 2021-2022 academic year:

  • In-state tuition per hour is $245 for undergraduates.
  • Out-of-state tuition per hour is $337 for undergraduates.

Our cost and fees sheet shows how your tuition and fees are broken down.

At Henderson, we work to make the college experience more affordable. How can you work to connect your academic aspirations with a successful career? Financial aid, including scholarships and tuition payment programs can help. 

Undergraduate Cost of Attendance

A student's Cost of Attendance (COA), also referred to as the student's budget, is the estimated amount it will cost to attend school. Cost of Attendance is determined using rules established by federal and state laws. This number is used by the school to determine the maximum amount of financial aid (loans, grants, scholarships, fee-waivers, etc.) a student may receive for that award year.  Please note: The cost of attendance does not represent the actual charges on a student's account. Actual charges may be higher, lower, or absent all-together than the charges shown on the COA. For instance, a student living off-campus or with parents will still have an estimated room and board allowance in his/her COA, but would not be charged for room and board by Henderson State University.

Henderson State University Estimated Nine Month Cost of Attendance for 2021-2022

Based on 15 hours per semester

In State

On-Campus

With Parents

Off-Campus

Tuition & Fees

$9,528

$9,528

$9,528

Books & Supplies

2,598

2,598

 2,598

Room & Board

9,558

 3,532

8,312

Personal Expenses

4,676

 4,676

 4,676

Transportation

2,702

 3,118

 3,118

Loan Fees

120

     120

     120

TOTAL

$29,182

$23,572

$28,452

 

Out of State

On-Campus

With Parents

Off-Campus

Tuition & Fees

$11,400

$11,400

$11,400

Books & Supplies

2,598

2,598

2,598

Room & Board

9,558

 3,532

8,312

Personal Expenses

4,676

 4,676

 4,676

Transportation

2,702

 3,118

 3,118

Loan Fees

120

     120

     120

TOTAL

$31,054

$25,444

$30,224

Henderson State University Nine Month Cost of Attendance for 2020-2021

Based on 15 hours per semester

In State

On-Campus

With Parents

Off-Campus

Tuition & Fees

$9,172

$9,172

$9,172

Books & Supplies

2,500

2,500

 2,500

Room & Board

9,200

 3,400

8,000

Personal Expenses

4,500

 4,500

 4,500

Transportation

2,600

 3,000

 3,000

Loan Fees

116

     116

     116

TOTAL

$28,088

$22,688

$27,288

 

Out of State

On-Campus

With Parents

Off-Campus

Tuition & Fees

$10,972

$10,972

$10,972

Books & Supplies

2,500

2,500

2,500

Room & Board

9,200

 3,400

8,000

Personal Expenses

4,500

 4,500

 4,500

Transportation

2,600

 3,000

 3,000

Loan Fees

116

     116

     116

TOTAL

$29,888

$24,488

$29,088

Henderson State University Nine Month Cost of Attendance for 2019-2020

Based on 15 hours per semester

In State

On-Campus

With Parents

Off-Campus

Tuition & Fees

$8,902

$8,902

$8,902

Books & Supplies

2,000

2,000

 2,000

Room & Board

7,880

 3,326

 10,000

Personal Expenses

4,080

4,080

 4,080

Transportation

2,238

 2,238

 2,238

Loan Fees

200

     200

     200

TOTAL

$25,300

$20,746

$27,420

 

Out of State

On-Campus

With Parents

Off-Campus

Tuition & Fees

$10,612

$10,612

$10,612

Books & Supplies

2,000

2,000

2,000

Room & Board

7,880

 3,326

10,000

Personal Expenses

4,080

 4,080

 4,080

Transportation

2,238

 2,238

 2,238

Loan Fees

200

 200

 200

TOTAL

$27,010

$22,456

$29,130

Financial Aid

Each year, more than 90 percent of Henderson undergraduates receive financial aid. This comes in the form of scholarships, grants, loans and work-study programs. Aid is awarded based on a number of factors, including financial need, academic merit and proficiency in athletics and the arts.

Undergraduate and Transfer Scholarships

Henderson offers the most competitive scholarship packages in the state for undergraduate and transfer students.

Work Study

Work study is one way to meet your financial aid requirements while attending college.

CashCourse

Because today’s decisions will impact the rest of your life, you need the skills to make wise financial decisions. We are excited to offer access to CashCourse, a valuable convenient online resource on money management. Our hope is that by taking full advantage of the information on CashCourse, every Henderson State University student will build a solid foundation for a secure financial future.

Arkansas Student Loan Authority

Learn the managing money basics and navigating loan repayment process offered by the Arkansas Student Loan Authority.