Financial Aid

COVID-19 Frequently Asked Questions for Financial Aid

As part of our mission to graduate leaders who measure success by the number of lives they touch, HBU works hard to provide financial opportunities and address affordability issues. We have numerous academic, talent, leadership, merit, athletic, and alumni scholarships and grants available to finance your education. Review a glossary of terms for definitions of common terms used on this website.

Visit our Tuition and Aid website for average tuition costs and specific fees for both undergraduate and graduate students. In addition, you may use the Net Price Calculator for Freshman or Transfer students to obtain a better personalized estimate of your projected cost to attend Houston Baptist University.

For a detailed estimated cost of attendance including room and board, books and supplies, and other expenses, visit our Estimated Cost of Attendance page.

Trellis: HBU’s Partner for Student Success
Trellis Company is a nonprofit organization and trusted partner that works with Houston Baptist University to help our students to be successful. Trellis contacts students on our behalf about important deadlines, announcements, financial resources, and other information. To protect your information, Trellis may ask you to confirm your identity using personally identifiable information. Trellis may remind you about forms or payments that are due to Houston Baptist University, but they will not request or accept anything from you directly.

Important Deadline Dates

October 1

Date students may begin submitting the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) for the 2022-23 academic year. List HBU’s federal school code — 003576 — on your application.

March 1

Prospective and new students: the preferred deadline to submit the FAFSA. HBU’s Aid Office begins aid packaging in March. Additional required documentation must be returned by the due date indicated on the award letter.

April 15

Continuing students: the priority annual deadline for continuing students to submit the FAFSA and all requested documentation to receive renewal financial aid awards.



HBU has an extensive selection of scholarships available to meet the needs of our diverse student body. We automatically select applications that qualify for undergraduate merit and graduate scholarships during admissions.

Learn More About Scholarships



Additional federal funding is available for all degree seeking students. Students may qualify for grants after completing the FAFSA and listing HBU’s federal school code 003576.

Learn More About Grants



Loans are available to assist in financing your education. Various levels are aid are available based on needs and income. Complete the FAFSA to become eligible.

Learn More About Loans

College Work Study

College Work Study

Need based employment is available to students to earn money to help pay for educational expenses. Students must apply with FAFSA to become eligible.

Learn More About Work Study

Applying for FAFSA

Setting Up Your Verify My FAFSA Account

Submitting Documents in Verify My FAFSA

Completing Your Aid Requirements

Viewing Your Aid Award