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Financial Aid

All admitted and eligible students will be awarded federal financial aid resources, provided that they complete the 2019-2020 FAFSA and submit all necessary items to the Howard University Financial Aid Office. Federal School Code: 001448

STEP 1

Submit a FAFSA / Renew a FAFSA

Your first step is to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Your FAFSA is processed in several stages before it is complete and on file in the Office of Financial Aid, Scholarships, and Student Employment.

STEP 2

Accept Your Aid Package

A Financial Aid Award Package that details your financial aid awards will be mailed to you. The purpose of the award package is to show you what aid is available if you decide to attend Howard University. Read the instructions carefully. You must report additional benefits or gift aid (scholarships and grants) that are not included in this award package. If you make changes to the award, please date, sign, and return the notification to the Office of Financial Aid. If you wish to reduce the amount of your loan, please contact the office.

STEP 3

Receive Your Aid

Your aid may be adjusted according to your actual enrollment at the time you register. Aid is disbursed each semester to a student account created in your name when you are admitted to the University.

STEP 4

Maintain Your Eligibility

To remain eligible for financial aid, you must meet the standards set forth in Howard University’s financial aid policy on Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP).

Types of Federal Loans available for our graduate programs

  • Federal Direct Unsubsidized Loan ⁠–⁠ There is no requirement to demonstrate financial need. H.U. will determine the amount a student can borrow based on the cost of attendance and other financial aid the student receives. The student is responsible for paying the interest on an Unsubsidized Direct Loan during all periods.
  • The Direct Graduate PLUS Loan ⁠–⁠ Available to graduate, or professional students enrolled at least halftime in an eligible degree program. H.U. will determine the maximum loan amount based on the cost of attendance minus any other financial aid the student received.

Scholarships

Internal Scholarships

Upon review of candidates’ applications to our online MBA programs they are reviewed for scholarship opportunities. Once admitted, their scholarships will be reflected in their financial aid package.

External Scholarships

You can use the following databases to search for external scholarship opportunities.

There are many different sources of external scholarships for graduate programs. Please reach out to your Enrollment Advisor for more information. Click here to review a list of potential grants and scholarships.

Employer Assistance

You may be able to take advantage of tuition reimbursement through your employer. These programs can cover a portion or all of the tuition costs.

To see if your company offers a tuition reimbursement program or other employer assistance, contact your human resources department. They will be able to tell you if there is a program in place and any rules and restrictions that apply. If you have further questions about the Howard University’s online MBA programs, speak with an Enrollment Advisor at onlinebusiness@howard.edu or 202-921-3413.

Military Benefits

Howard University is an approved institution for veterans to utilize their educational benefits. As a veteran you are entitled to certain benefits under the various Veterans Administration programs.

For questions or information regarding eligibility to receive VA education benefits or for current pay rates, please contact the Dept. of Veterans Affairs at 1-888-442-4551 or visit the VA website at gibill.va.gov. You can also start your application for VA education benefits here: https://www.vets.gov/education/apply/

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