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Humboldt State: Cost and Financial Aid

Financial Aid Office

Financial aid officer:Peggy Metzger,
Director of Financial Aid
Contacting the office:707 826-4321
866 255-1390 (toll free)
707 826-5360 (fax)
FAFSA number:001149

Expences

Undergraduate tuition:$7,212; $16,140 out-of-state
Tuition notes:$9,948 (Western Undergraduate Exchange).
Book fees:$1,660
Miscellaneous expenses:$2,444
Other expenses:Transportation, personal, miscellaneous.
Combined room and board expenses:$8,298 - $14,606

Applying for Aid

Required formPriority date​Rolling?Closing date
FAFSAMarch 2yesN/A
Date award notification begins:April 1
Applied for financial aid:
  • 91% of first-year students 
  • 88% of full-time undergraduates 
  • 76% of part-time undergraduates
Determined to have financial need:
  • 83% of first-year students 
  • 9% of full-time undergraduates 
  • 90% of part-time undergraduates
Students determined to have financial need who received any financial aid:
  • 98% of first-year students 
  • 982% of full-time undergraduates 
  • 92% of part-time undergraduates
Students determined to have financial need who received any need-based gift aid:
  • 95% of first-year students 
  • 94% of full-time undergraduates 
  • 83% of part-time undergraduates
Students receiving financial aid who received need-based self-help aid:
  • 77% of first-year students 
  • 73% of full-time undergraduates 
  • 72% of part-time undergraduates
Students receiving financial aid who received any non-need-based gift aid:
  • 2% of first-year students 
  • 1% of full-time undergraduates 
  • 2% of part-time undergraduates
Students receiving financial aid whose need was fully met (excluding PLUS loans and private alternative loans):
  • 9% of first-year students 
  • 7% of full-time undergraduates 
  • 9% of part-time undergraduates
Average percent of need that was met of students who received any need-based aid (excluding PLUS loans and private alternative loans):
  • 69% for first-year students 
  • 68% for full-time undergraduates 
  • 56% for part-time undergraduates
Average financial aid package (excluding PLUS loans and private alternative loans):
  • $13,491 for first-year students 
  • $13,500 for full-time undergraduates 
  • $9,297 for part-time undergraduates
Average need-based gift award:
  • $9,356 for first-year students 
  • $8,525 for full-time undergraduates 
  • $3,837 for part-time undergraduates
Average need-based self-help award (excluding PLUS loans and private alternative loans):
  • $4,121 for first-year students 
  • $4,898 for full-time undergraduates 
  • $5,162 for part-time undergraduates
Average need-based loan (excluding PLUS loans and private alternative loans):
  • $5,458 for first-year students 
  • $6,877 for full-time undergraduates 
  • $7,873 for part-time undergraduates
Students who had no financial aid need and who received non-need-based aid (excluding athletic awards and tuition benefits):
  • 4% of first-year students 
  • 4% of full-time undergraduates 
  • 4% of part-time undergraduates
Average award to students who had no financial aid need and who received non-need-based aid (excluding athletic awards and tuition benefits):
  • $474 for first-year students 
  • $555 for full-time undergraduates 
  • $1,119 for part-time undergraduates
Students who received a non-need-based athletic award:
  • 1% of first-year students 
  • 1% of full-time undergraduates 
  • 0% of part-time undergraduates
Average non-need-based athletic award:
  • $3,853 for first-year students 
  • $4,117 for full-time undergraduates 
  • $1,500 for part-time undergraduates
School participates in Federal Work-Study Program:yes
Percent of students who received aid that participated in Federal Work Study:5%

Types of Aid Available

Parent loans packaged to meet need:
  • Direct Subsidized Stafford Loans
  • Direct Unsubsidized Stafford Loans
  • Direct PLUS Loans
  • Federal Perkins Loans
Percent of undergraduates who have borrowed through all loan programs:73%
Average student debt upon graduation:$24,556
Need-based scholarships/grants available:
  • need-based (general)
  • Federal Pell Grants
  • SEOG
  • state scholarships/grants
  • college/university scholarships/grants (institutional funds)
  • private scholarships/grants
Non-need-based scholarships/grants available:
  • non-need-based (general)
  • academic merit scholarships/grants
  • creative arts/performance
  • athletic scholarships