Heidelberg University has a generous grant and scholarship program to help supplement family contribution. Over 97% of Heidelberg students received some form of financial assistance. The Financial Aid Office will work with you and your family to determine your family's share of educational costs and the aid available to meet those costs.
Applying for Aid
1. Submit your Application for Admission
The Office of Admission will then review your complete Admission Application including test scores and GPA. Based upon this information, your eligibility for a merit-based scholarship that can range from $12,500-$16,500 per year will be determined.
2. Set up your FSA ID and password
Go to Federal Student Aid to set up your FSA ID and password. One parent will also need a FSA ID to serve as their signature on the FAFSA.
3. Submit your Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) on or after October 1
Regardless of whether or not you think you will qualify for Federal Aid, it is important to complete the FAFSA in a timely fashion. The FAFSA is required to receive any additional aid beyond the merit scholarship awarded through the Admission process. In order to speed up the process and avoid mistakes, students and parents are encouraged to use the IRS Data Retrieval Tool (IRS DRT) which will transfer your tax information directly to your FAFSA.
To submit your FAFSA online, visit the Department of Education’s FAFSA website. Heidelberg’s federal code number is 003048.
Financial Aid Awarding
We will begin sending new student financial aid packages in mid-December and continue on a rolling basis.
Net Price Calculator
The Net Price Calculator is designed to give you an estimate of financial aid eligibility and costs. We hope it is helpful to you in your college search process.
Scholarships & Grants
Heidelberg offers a variety of financial assistance. To see what you may qualify for, visit the Scholarships & Grants page.
Approximately 400 students are employed on a part-time basis during the academic year. There are a variety of work study jobs available to eligible students.
Part of a student‘s financial aid package from Heidelberg includes the Federal Direct Loan Program with payment beginning after the student graduates or falls below 1/2 time status. Parents also have a loan program available to them to help meet the cost of higher education, the Direct PLUS Loan. Learn more about Loans.
To see what payment options are available to you at Heidelberg, please visit the Payment Options page.
Documents & Forms
Helpful documents & forms for the financial aid process for current and prospective students.