Financial Aid for New & Transfer Students

Congratulations on your admittance to Hampton University, our home by the sea. Nothing is more important to a great future than a great education. The Office of Financial Aid and Scholarships makes it our mission to “put students first” and to work diligently to provide you with the best possible financial package for college within applicable guidelines and annual appropriations. Our counseling staff takes pride in working one-on-one with you and your family throughout your college years. Additional resources and information can be obtained in the Undergraduate Financial Aid: Parent's Guide.

Please be aware that the vast majority of communication from this office is conducted by email to your personal email account until the start of the semester. At that time, all email correspondence will be sent to your account.

The Office of Financial Aid and Scholarships preferred method of communication is through our website; therefore, please feel free to contact us by using our web based contact form.

The Office of Financial Aid and Scholarships participates in a wide range of federal and state aid programs. We make every effort to assist all degree-seeking students with a combination of need-based grants, scholarships, loans and student employment, for those who qualify.

About 88 percent of Hampton University students receive some form of financial assistance. To make sure you receive the best possible financial aid award, we ask that you remember the following:

  • To complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) as soon as possible after January 1st.
  • To apply and submit the FAFSA electronically at We encourage all of our students to apply no later than February 15th. Our priority processing date is February 15th. In order to meet this priority processing date, we must have a valid expected family contribution (EFC) on file. Due to limited federal funds, we make no guarantees or assurances that students with the lowest possible EFC (Pell-eligible) will receive additional aid. All financial aid applications received after the February 15th deadline, will be processed in order by date received.
  • To be eligible to receive federal student financial aid, you must be a degree-seeking student and meet and maintain the standards of satisfactory academic progress policy toward a degree as defined by the Office of Financial Aid and Scholarships.
  • If applicable, you must satisfy all outstanding requirements affecting eligibility.

Our goal for the upcoming academic year is to make financial aid award(s) available on-line for all on-time and eligible current students, with no outstanding requirements, by July 15th. To help us accomplish our goal, please respond promptly to all correspondence and/or telephone call(s) from our office concerning your financial aid status. If you do not see your financial aid award on-line by July 15th, and you have NO outstanding requirements, please contact us at 1-800-624-3341 or by email using our Contact Us tab in the menu to the left.

For your convenience, our office hours are: Monday – Friday: 9am - 12pm & 1pm - 5pm.

Our experienced counselors are eager to work with you individually to answer your questions about financial aid. We want to make the financial aid process as efficient as possible!