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Financial Aid

Our mission is to make obtaining a Holy Names University degree as affordable as possible.

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Lending a Hand

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.

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Financial Aid

Financial Aid Offices

Hester Administration Building-Student Resource Center
FAFSA School Code: 001183
Tel: (510) 436-1327, Fax: (510) 436-1325

Money Matters

Apply for a scholarship, grant, or loan

You could qualify for a low-interest federal or private loan. Or even a grant or scholarship, which don’t have to be repaid.


Undergraduate students are considered for merit, talent, and athletic scholarship awards, none of which need to be paid back.

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HNU's institutional grants help meet students' financial need and do not need to be repaid.

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Loans are borrowed money (from public or private sources) that must be repaid.

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Federal Aid

Have you applied for FAFSA?

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.

Our FAFSA school code is 001183.

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Are you a California resident?

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!

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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.

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Financial facts and figures

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.


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