Office of Financial
Aid, Scholarship and Student Employment
Howard University and School of Social Work financial aid
programs provide assistance in the form of tuition scholarships, grants,
graduate assistantships, part-time employment and short-term emergency
loans. Almost all financial aid awards are made to students who
demonstrate that their financial resources are insufficient to meet the cost
of attending Howard University. The School of Social Work awards
a limited number of graduate assistantships to incoming and continuing
social work students each year. Graduate assistantships and certain
scholarships and grants, may be awarded solely on the basis of
academic excellence or other factors. Priority to receive awards is
given to applicants with the greatest financial need when funds are limited
and where need is an eligibility criterion. All awards are
administered by the Office of Financial Aid and Student Employment of the
seeking financial aid from Howard University who are U.S. citizens or
permanent residents must submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid
(FAFSA) form through Federal Student Aid Programs. Howard
University no longer issues FAFSA forms but expects prospective students and
students seeking financial aid to complete the FAFSA form online at <www.fafsa.ed.gov>.
Howard University students and prospective students must designate
Howard University, code 5297, as a recipient of their FAFSA data.
Information about the FAFSA application process is available from Howard
University Office of Financial Aid and Student Employment and the School of
Social Work Admissions Office. The FAFSA should be completed and
submitted as early as possible in January, but not later than one
month before the following deadline dates:
Spring Semesters - April 1
Fall Semester Only - April 1
Spring Semester Only - November 1
submission of the FAFSA does not guarantee an offer of financial assistance.
Therefore, applicants should seek alternative sources of outside assistance
while the application for financial aid is being processed.
applicants for federally-supported programs must be U. S. Citizens or
permanent residents of the United States.
qualify for need-based financial aid, students must meet the following
Demonstrate financial need through the FAFSA process.
Be enrolled in nine (9) hours or more of courses (full-time) each semester
(Part-time students are eligible to receive federally supported loans only,
and should contact the Financial Aid Office to determine the eligibility
Be accepted for admission if entering the program.
Be in good academic standing.
forms and any supporting documentation that may be required must be
submitted by the published deadlines.