Paying for college can be a daunting task. We are committed to helping you receive a great education, and we're working hard to make your tuition affordable. HCU can help you finance your education through 0% interest payment plans, scholarships, financial aid, grants, and student loans.

Well over 95% of freshmen and transfer students receive merit scholarships that significantly lower the overall cost. Take a closer look—HCU may be more affordable than you think!

Net Price Calculator

Complete our Net Price Calculator to estimate your net tuition cost and aid. Then see if you qualify for other scholarships, grants, or loans.

Watch Video:

Watch Video:

HCU has an extensive selection of scholarships to help meet the financial needs of new, returning, and transfer students. There are numerous academic, talent, leadership, merit, athletic, and alumni awards available.


  • Freshman Merit Awards
  • Homeschool Students
  • Transfer Students
  • Returning Students
  • Church Matching
  • Baptist General Convention
  • Talent Based Grants


  • Alumni
  • College/Program Specific
  • Baptist General Convention
  • Private Donors
  • The Guild

SAVE UP TO $53,250**


HCU uses a block tuition model. Undergraduate students will be charged a flat rate for tuition that will be the same whether enrolled in 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, or 18 credit hours in the fall and spring semesters. Students who take 15-18 hours per semester save tens of thousands of dollars on the entire cost of their bachelor’s degree programs!

**Based on a typical undergraduate student taking 15-18 hours per semester to graduate with a 120 hour bachelor’s degree in seven semesters as compared to a student taking the full-time minimum course load of 12 hours per semester. This savings estimate excludes room, board, books, supplies, transportation and personal costs.

The average federal aid package is over $18,000 for new freshman, and there are many aid options available for incoming transfer students. HCU recommends that all students complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) before being assessed for additional institution and state grants and federal work study programs. Use the to see how much aid you could receive.


Learn how much aid you can receive by submitting the Free Application for Federal Student Aid.

HCU School Code:


FAFSA Deadlines

December ***
FAFSA opens
March 1
Deadline for prospective and new students
April 15
Deadline for continuing students and all required documentation



Additional federal funding may be available for degree seeking students who completed the FAFSA.

Student Grants



Various federal and private loans are available based on your level of federal aid and income.

Student Loans


Work Study

Need based employment is available to earn money to help pay for educational expenses.

Work Study


Financial Aid

For questions related to FAFSA, scholarships, grants, loans, work study, or to schedule an appointment.

Phone: (281) 649-3749
Email: FinancialAid@HC.edu
Online Aid: OnlineFinancialAid@HC.edu

Student Account’s Office

For questions regarding payment plans, tuition payments, or refund requests.

Phone: (281) 649-3471
Email: StudentAccounts@HC.edu

*Estimate is based on Academic Year 2022-23 and includes fees, but not room, board or other indirect costs such as transportation, personal costs, supplies or books.

***Historically, the FAFSA has been available beginning October 1st each year. However, because of significant changes to the application and the rebuild of the FAFSA processing system, the 2024-25 FAFSA will not be available until sometime in December 2023.