Avg. Federal Grant


Avg. Federal Loan


Total Aid Awarded

Humboldt State University Financial Aid and Scholarships

Students Receiving Aid Percent of Students Receiving Financial Aid.


Total Aid Amount Average Total Aid Awarded per year.


Financial Aid Official Website


Among them are scholarship programs such as ASTA Northern California Chapter - Richard Epping Scholarship, AWA Scholarship Awards, Alan Pattee Fee Waiver, and Albert and Mildred VanDuzer Scholarship. As many as 83% of the students at HSU get some sort of financial aid, and the total amount of assistance/loans provided is more than $23,290,117 in a year. One can visit HSU's financial aid page at http://finaid.humboldt.edu/ for more information. At HSU, the total percentage of applicants who receive the Federal Grant stands at 54%. In comparison, 74% of the students are awarded the Student Grant, 53% get the Institution Grant, and 53% of the applicants receive the Pell Grant. While the Federal Grant awardees receive an average aid of $5,102, the State Grant receivers and Institution Grant beneficiaries get $2,386 and $5,496, respectively. And, for the Pell Grant awardees, the average aid amount is $4,791. The annual family income of a candidate is one of the key factors in determining their total eligibility for financial aid. In addition to financial grants and scholarship schemes, students can also avail of monetary benefits like student loans to pay for their education. However, student loans attract a certain rate of interest at which the funds are borrowed. Moreover, the funds received through these loans will have to be repaid within a given timeframe. At HSU, an estimated number of 56% of the applicants choose to go for student loans.

Financial Aid Breakdown

Student Receiving Aid

Federal Grant Aid


State Grant Aid


Institution Grant Aid


Pell Grant


Average Aid Awarded

Federal Grant Aid


State Grant Aid


Institution Grant Aid


Pell Grant


Federal Aid based on Family Income

Family Income

Average Federal Aid Per Year

Under $30,000


$30,001 - $48,000


$48,001 - $75,000


$75,001 - $110,000


Over $110,000


Student Loans for Humboldt State University

Average Loan Amount Average Loan Amount received per year.


Students Taking Out Loans


Loan Default Rate


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