Few investments will be as significant as your college education. Because a strong education like one at Harrisburg University prepares you for a more satisfying and successful life after college.
You already know this investment is important – that’s why you’re looking at HU. Our record speaks for itself: Over the past three years, 92% of graduates are employed or pursuing graduate studies within a few short months of graduation.
We are committed to providing a strong college education at a reasonable cost. That’s why every first-year or transfer student is automatically considered for a scholarship that ranges in amounts from $6,000 to $20,000.
What’s more, 99% of our full-time undergraduate students receive some form of financial aid. We’re dedicated to ensuring all students have access to a quality, affordable education. And we do everything we can to make the process of applying for financial aid easy. We’ll be here to help you every step of the way.
Complete these THREE Steps for HU Scholarships & Grants
- Apply free online at www.HarrisburgU.edu/apply.
- Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) on the web at www.FAFSA.ed.gov. The FAFSA is used to determine your eligibility for federal, state and institutional aid.
- Include HU’s school code (039483) when completing the FAFSA so we can evaluate your eligibility for the maximum amount of financial aid.
Throughout the year, the University will offer workshops to help you and your family complete the FAFSA and to manage your educational investment. You can also schedule an individual financial planning session by calling 717.901.5115 or email FinancialAid@HarrisburgU.edu.
All About Non-HU Scholarships
Scholarships from HU are just one tool available to you. Investigate private scholarships and grants from organizations beyond the campus. Many scholarships and grants are offered by private sources, such as private foundations, companies, fraternal and religious organizations, labor unions, veterans organizations, professional associations, social groups, and ethnic associations.
Because they are private and therefore not administered by HU, it is up to you to research and apply for them on your own. The best place to start your research is with any organization you or a family member has an affiliation with (such as your or your parents’ employer, church or religious organization). If you’re a current high school student, you should contact your guidance office for information on local scholarships.
Much of your research will involve using the internet. It is important to be careful when reviewing information online. Harrisburg University recommends that you do not use any fee-based service to look for private scholarships. Below are several scholarship search engines that are free:
- CollegeBoard Scholarship Search
- Educator Labs Scholarship Search
Throughout the year, the University will offer workshops to help you and your family understand scholarships and grants. You can also schedule an individual session to understand the financial aid process, by calling 717.901.5115 or email FinancialAid@HarrisburgU.edu.