Financial Aid for Undergraduate Students
First year and transfer students financial aid info
At first glance, the price of a college education may seem overwhelming—but with a closer look, you’ll find many ways that cost can be different than the sticker price. At Hamline, we’re dedicated to providing you with an exemplary education at a reasonable rate. Our admission counselors and financial aid team will work with you and your family or guardians to ensure you get the most out of your college experience without sacrificing peace of mind.
Ready to start the process? Complete the FAFSA
To be eligible for any of the financial aid opportunities listed above, you first have to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).
The FAFSA form for students entering college in the school year of 2024-2025 is available.
New to the process? Don't worry; we'll walk you through how to apply for financial aid.
Learn how to apply for financial aid
Value, by the numbers
Hamline was ranked as the best value university in Minnesota by U.S. News & World Report
Average value of financial aid packages for incoming undergraduates
Percentage of undergraduates who receive some form of financial aid
Types of financial aid for undergraduate students
Hamline supports incoming first-year and on-campus transfer students through a variety of financial aid options
Learn about the different types of scholarships available for first-year students and which require separate applications and additional materials.
Transfer scholarships of up to $27,000 are available and renewed annually. Award criteria are based on performance in college coursework.
Grants and gift aid
Grants are a form of gift-aid that you don’t need to pay back. Gift aid can come from Hamline, the MN State Government, the federal government, or outside sources.
Students enrolled at least half-time each term are eligible for all federal loans as well as alternative loans.
Summer financial aid
If you’re planning to take summer coursework, see what financial aid you may be eligible for in the summer.
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What does an average financial aid package look like?
An average financial aid package is made up of several things, which can include scholarships and discounts that do not have to be repaid, on-campus employment, and loans. Represented here is the average financial aid package offered to first year students with financial need for the 2022-2023 school year.
Money and loans are stressful, but the financial aid office was so informative. They walked me through the financial aid steps and highlighted the most important parts of what it would look like down the line. It's hard to come to a university thinking, 'Oh my gosh, it's so much money, what am I supposed to do?' But after sitting down with them, I was totally confident that I could do this."
Calculate your costs
Find out how to better plan for the cost of your education.
Cost of attendance
Explore your education costs as an undergraduate student. See tuition and housing rates, as well as applicable fees.
Get a closer look at tuition rates for undergraduate students, including yearly fees for full-time, part-time, or J-term enrollment status.
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