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Financial Aid

Financial Aid Update

Extension of Fall Billing Deadline

To assist you and your family during the COVID-19 pandemic, we have pushed back our fall billing deadlines. We hope that this later due date will make it easier for you to plan and make financial arrangements.

  • Financial Aid filing deadline is now June 30, 2020
  • All bills will be issued on July 10, 2020.
  • Your new billing due date is August 3, 2020

In the meantime, you can check the student portal to see your fall bill. Please remember that the bill is based on your fall course registration, as well as the costs for housing and meal plans during the semester. Any changes you make to your registration or housing, will be reflected in your bill on the student portal immediately.

Further information will be sent to your billing mailing address on file. 

If you have questions about FAFSA or your financial aid offer letter, contact the Financial Aid Office at 207.941.7156 or finaid@husson.edu

For questions about your bill or payment plans, contact the Student Accounts Office at 207.941.7150 or accounts@husson.edu.

 

Extension of FAFSA Deadline

To better serve the needs of our students, we have extended our financial aid deadline for returning students from April 15 to June 30, 2020. If you haven't already filed your FAFSA for the 2020-21 year, please do so today at studentaid.gov/fafsa

 

Campus Visits

To protect your health and safety and that of our students and community, Husson University will not be open for face-to-face visits. However, all of our offices are fully functioning and our staff is available to help you navigate the financial aid process.

Please contact 207.941.7156 or finaid@husson.edu for more information or to schedule a Zoom meeting.

 

Information regarding the CARES Act and students of Husson University

As many of you know, approximately $2.6 million in financial support will be distributed to Husson University through the Higher Education Emergency Relief Fund to address the disruption caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. This fund was created as part of the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (the “CARES Act”) enacted by Congress on March 27, 2020.

As required by the CARES Act, half of the funding will be used for emergency financial aid grants to students. The University is overseeing the distribution of these grants. Other colleges and universities will be doing the same with any funding they receive through the CARES Act.

The guidance about how to distribute these grants was recently released on April 21, 2020 by the Department of Education. The funds Husson University can share with students have not been released yet. While we await this funding, Husson University is beginning work on fair and equitable standards based on the guidance provided by the Department of Education that would determine the size of each qualifying student’s grant.

Once the parameters for funding have been determined, we will be reaching out to students with information about any grants that may be awarded. We thank you for your patience as we work to coordinate all of the details associated with the distribution of these funds.

Where do I begin?

All students must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), which is administered by the federal government, and can be sent electronically to several colleges at once. Based on your FAFSA data, you may be eligible for two types of aid: grants, which you don't have to repay, and self-help aid, which you either earn through work-study, or repay as loans.

Grants

Grants, or gifts offered at Husson are based on a range of factors. A list of Husson grants and scholarships is available on the scholarships page.

Tuition and Costs

Browse tuition and costs for Husson's programs, room, board and other fees.

Self-Help Aid

Self-help aid is available in the form of student loans and work-study, for which we offer a variety of part-time positions through the Student Employment Office. Husson also offers payment plans, which are available to families regardless of their need, visit Payment Plans for more information.

Net Price Calculator

Calculate the net price of Husson University by using this calculator.

Financial Aid Office Information

Our office hours are Monday through Friday from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm

Counselors are available by phone or via appointment in the office. Before you come by our office, please read about Communicating with Financial Aid to help you be prepared, and to ensure our time together is productive.

Phone: 207.941.7156

Fax: 207.992.4930

Email: finaid@husson.edu

Forms needed to accept and process financial aid

Our office is located on the First Floor of the Robert O'Donnell Commons

Husson University, 1 College Circle Bangor, ME 04401

Understand your financial aid package here

(From the Accepted Student Day presentation)
The Campus Bell Tower
Students walking outside of the Darling Learning Center

The financial aid application process can be confusing and overwhelming, especially if you are counting on financial aid to make it possible for you to attend college. Husson University prides itself on being the lowest net-price four-year private university in Maine, and the 8th lowest in New England (source: IPEDS data, College Navigator website)

Financial aid can vary depending on a student's academic standing and financial circumstances. The academic department and program the student is enrolled in can also affect aid. Our goal is to help you understand the variety of assistance options available to you and help you navigate the many steps involved in applying for financial aid.

Please contact our office at finaid@husson.edu or 207.941.7156 with any questions about financial aid and we will be more than glad to help.