Affording HSU

Each year, about 97% of HSU students receive financial aid including scholarships, loans, grants, and work-study. In fact, our average student pays about the same each year as someone who goes to a large Texas public university.

So, there’s no need to get sticker shock when you look at costs. We are committed to bringing you here to get an awesome Christian education, and part of that is helping make it as affordable as we can – now and in the future.

Hardin-Simmons is unlikely to be your cheapest college option. Yeah, we said it. However, (you knew there would be a however) we believe we are one of the best values in all of higher education. That means you will get a better quality education from HSU than a cheaper college, and a similar or better quality than many more expensive private universities.

How can we measure our value?

  • Our 12:1 student-to-faculty ratio for individual attention
  • 90% of our faculty hold the highest available degree in their fields
  • Fully accredited for 10 years (as of 2018)
  • All that financial aid
  • The HSU family and traditions you can’t find anywhere else
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Financial Aid Case Studies

For first-time college students and their parents, understanding the bottom-line cost to them after accounting for scholarships, grants, and loans can be pretty difficult. So, we created some case studies that illustrate common experiences for our students.

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Net Price Calculator

HSU's net price calculator helps you calculate the scholarships and financial aid you can receive so that you'll know approximately what your bottom line cost will be for a semester.

Find Your Price

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Payment Plan Calculator

You can use our payment plan calculator to figure out what your monthly payments will be after applying scholarships and other financial aid.

Calculate Payment Plan

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Financial Literacy

At Hardin-Simmons, students’ financial health is important. We hope that providing educational information about personal finance will help them along their journey at HSU and in life.

See Learning Resources