Financial Aid

2024-25 FAFSA now available

The 2024-25 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is now available. Make a plan for financing your education today. Click here or the link below to start the application. 

Contact HPU’s Office of Financial Aid for help at (325) 649-8015 or at

Special Circumstances Related to COVID-19

HPU knows many families are feeling the financial impact of the COVID-19 outbreak due to lost jobs or other major decreases in income due to circumstances related to the virus. If this is the situation for you, your parent(s) or your spouse, you are eligible to apply for special circumstances. Submitting a completed Request for Special Circumstance form will allow HPU’s Financial Aid staff to help you by reviewing your current financial situation, as opposed to the FAFSA tax year 2018, and making reasonable adjustments to your FAFSA income data. Please complete the form and return it to the Office of Financial Aid along with all supporting documentation. If you have any questions, please contact our office at 325-649-8015 or

The HPU financial aid staff works closely with families to best match you with scholarships, grants and loans. In fact, more than 90 percent of our students receive financial assistance. We put a lot of energy into identifying resources for our families. And when you call our financial aid staff for advice, you’ll get helpful answers instead of red tape.

For the academic year of 2023-2024, the block rate tuition is $14,761 per semester.  We have levelized payment plans and financing can be arranged. Our financial aid advocates will work hard to ensure that you receive the maximum amount of financial aid for which you qualify.

To find out more about how we can help you, call us at (325) 649-8015, or e-mail

Click here or the link below to view the 2023-2024 financial aid booklet. 

Financing Your Education


Howard Payne offers a variety of scholarship opportunities for students. Considerations for scholarship recipients include academic achievements, leadership abilities, community and church involvement, field of study, personal goals and financial need.

Departmental scholarships are awarded by the individual departments and coordinated through the Office of Financial Aid. These scholarships are usually awarded on the basis of a student’s talent or academic potential. Click here to view a list of HPU scholarships.

Awards from outside sources

If the student is the recipient of any award or scholarship from a source other than Howard Payne University (foundation, school, church, Vocational Rehabilitation, etc.), the amount must be reported as soon as possible so that it can be coordinated with the award package. These resources must be considered when determining eligibility for financial aid. An adjustment in the award package may be necessary according to documented need and the guidelines of the programs. Normally, work programs or loan assistance are reduced first. The person or organization responsible for payment should be informed that the check is to be made payable to Howard Payne University and forwarded to the Office of Financial Aid for handling. When the check is received, credit will be issued to the student’s account.

Fastweb has free scholarship resources for college bound and existing college students.

These funds should be reported on the Outside Scholarship Form each year.  (This form is submitted electronically through Gateway.)

Pell Grants

Federal Pell Grant: Federal government, must be a U.S. citizen with “need” as determined by the Federal Methodology. Available to undergraduate students. The actual amount of the award may vary based on the number of hours in which the student enrolls. It is possible that Congress could reduce Pell funding and issue revised amounts.

Federal Supplemental Education Opportunity Grant (FSEOG)

Federal SEOG awards are limited gift resources available to undergraduate students with exceptional financial need who are eligible for the Federal Pell Grant. Available to undergraduate students enrolled at least half-time (6 credit hours). Award amounts range from $400 to $1,500 per academic year, based on the availability of funding.

Tuition Equalization Grant (TEG)

Available to students who meet the following criteria: 1) Texas resident, 2) attending a private college, 3) enrolled at least half-time, 4) not receiving an athletic scholarship, 5) not enrolled in a program that leads to a licensure to preach or a career in the ministry, 6) demonstrates financial need, 7) not receiving the Ministerial Scholarship. Limited funding. Students must enroll at least 3/4 time, pass at least 24 credit hours each academic year and maintain a minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.50.

Military Veteran Education Benefits

Here at Howard Payne University, we salute our veterans and current members of the military and are proud to have them and their family members  as students. Click here for more information (and to see if you qualify).