So, what exactly is financial aid?
Financial aid is money offered in the form of scholarships, grants, work-study, and loans. This assistance is merit-based or need-based.Undergraduate Financial Aid Graduate Financial Aid
Calculate the cost of going to college
Apply for a scholarship, grant, or loan
Undergraduate students are considered for merit, talent, and athletic scholarship awards, none of which need to be paid back.Learn More
HNU's institutional grants help meet students' financial need and do not need to be repaid.Learn More
Loans are borrowed money (from public or private sources) that must be repaid.Learn More
Have you applied for FASFA?
FAFSA stands for the Free Application for Federal Student Aid. This application is the first step in determining your eligibility for Federal Student Aid. We can’t offer any aid until we've received your completed forms.Learn More
Apply for a Cal Grant
Undergraduate students: Cal Grants are one of the smartest ways to get cash for college. For starters, it’s money you don’t have to pay back. If you’re a graduating high school senior or recent graduate, meet academic, financial and eligibility requirements, and submit two forms by the Cal Grant deadline, March 2, you may receive a Cal Grant!Apply for a Cal Grant
California Dream Act (AB 540)
The California Dream Act Application allows students interested in attending eligible California higher ed institutions to apply for state financial aid. This is separate from the federal Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program.CA Dream Act Application
It all adds up
We do our best to make sure all our students get the financial support they need. Just look at these numbers.
All of our full-time undergraduate students receive financial assistance from Holy Names.
Future public school teachers and current Catholic school employees may qualify for a 50% scholarship.
Average class size