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Scholarships and Grants

Holy Names University provides generous scholarships and institutional grants to eligible traditional undergraduate students to help them succeed at HNU.  Academic, athletic, and music scholarships are provided to help students realize their full potential.  Institutional grants are provided to help meet financial need. Students may also be eligible for federal and state grants.

Institutional Merit Scholarships Institutional Grants Federal Pell Grants Cal Grants

Semester undergraduate students are considered for merit, talent and athletic awards through the admissions process. HNU Merit Scholarships are made up of funding from generous donors as well as HNU. They are awarded based on merit and students do not need to apply for them. For incoming students, questions about HNU grants and scholarships should be directed to your admissions counselor.  Merit Scholarships are partially based on housing status.  If a Merit Scholarship recipient changes housing status the Merit Scholarship will be adjusted.  Be sure to let the Financial Aid Office know if you are planning to change your housing status. Music and Athletic scholarships are awarded based in part by those departments based on a student's talent and potential.

Based on your SAT or ACT scores and your high school GPA, you can find out today the amount of Holy Names Scholarship money for which you qualify. Find your admissions counselor here to ask about your scholarship award.

Institutional grants, such as Tuition Assistance and the HNU Grant, are awarded to students with demonstrated financial need. Eligibility for these grants is determined each year and is based partially on the students FAFSA.

The Federal Pell Grant is awarded to eligible students based on need as calculated by the U.S. Department of Education. Need is calculated from the information the student and family provide on the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Grants range from $575 to $5550.

FSEOG Grants are awarded to full time undergraduate students. Grants range from $100 to $2000 and depend on need and availability of funds. Priority is given to students receiving Pell Grants. FSEOG is based on federal funding and is limited.

The state of California offers educational grants called Cal Grants to students who are residents of California. Eligibility for Cal Grant A or Cal Grant B is determined by the California Student Aid Commission (CSAC) based on family income, assets and the academic record of the student. Award amounts are determined by the state of California each year.  Cal Grant B awards include an additional subsistence grant, called a Cal Grant B Access Grant, of up to $1551. This grant will automatically be applied to your student account. You have the option to have your Access Grant refunded to you and not applied to your student account balance. To do so you must submit your request in writing to the Financial Aid Office. First year Cal Grant B awards are access grant only. Awards made before the California State budget is finalized are estimates and subject to change. Further information is available at mygrantinfo.csac.ca.gov/.

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