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The HNU Tuition Guarantee Provides 100% Tuition Coverage for Pell and Cal Grant-Eligible Students

Holy Names University to Cover Tuition for New, Income-Eligible College Students

(Oakland, CA – November 9, 2021) — In a bold commitment to college affordability, Holy Names University has announced that 100% of tuition will be covered for incoming First-Year students eligible for both Pell and Cal Grants. “The HNU Tuition Guarantee” is available to new students enrolling at Holy Names University starting fall 2022.

“Holy Names University has a long history of providing the financial support necessary to make a small, private college education accessible to more students,” says Elizabeth Mihopoulos, VP for Enrollment Management. “With the HNU Tuition Guarantee, we can provide eligible families with the assurance that tuition is 100% covered.”

The HNU Tuition Guarantee will simplify the financial aid process, which can often be daunting and confusing for students and families. To take advantage of the HNU Tuition Guarantee, students simply need to apply to HNU, complete their FAFSA before March 2, and apply for Cal Grant. There is no additional application required.

The HNU Tuition Guarantee will apply all available federal and state grants, along with HNU scholarships and grants, to cover 100% of the cost of tuition. Room, board, textbooks, and fees are not included. Students need to complete their FAFSA and Cal Grant application each year in order to remain eligible.

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Holy Names University (HNU) has been empowering and preparing a diverse student body for productive lives of leadership and service since 1868. Rooted in Catholic intellectual and spiritual traditions, the University was founded by the Sisters of the Holy Names of Jesus and Mary. HNU offers a liberal arts and professional education. Student-centered, with small class sizes and courses in varied formats and schedules, HNU meets the needs of all learners, including first-generation students and working adults. Nestled in the Oakland hills of California, the University’s idyllic, 60-acre campus offers panoramic views of San Francisco Bay. For more information, visit