Graduate School Tuition and Financial Aid

Think about it like this… when you invest money in something that increases in value, in the end, you make more than you ever had in the first place.

That’s the most important thing to keep in mind when it comes to paying for college. Is it expensive? Absolutely. But, you need to remember that you’re not really paying for anything… you’re investing money in a learning experience that will yield the kind of career, income, and lifestyle that you’ll enjoy for decades upon decades.

And, don’t forget that at Henderson we’ve always taken a great deal of pride in the way we help students and their families offset the price of tuition through such financial aid offerings as scholarships, grants, loans, and work-study programs.

Tuition and Fees

Henderson calculates tuition on a per hour rate.

  • In-state tuition per hour is $243 for graduate students.
  • Out-of-state tuition per hour is $486 for graduate students.

For a full break down of Henderson’s costs and fees, check out our downloadable cost and fee sheet and the laboratory and course fees sheet

Financial Aid

Each year more than 90 percent of Henderson undergraduates receive financial aid. This comes in the form of scholarships (free money that doesn’t have to be repaid), grants (again, free money), loans, and work-study programs. Aid is awarded based on a number of factors, including financial need, academic merit, and proficiency in athletics and the arts. Learn more… 


Scholarships which provide limited financial assistance are available. For information pertaining to availability and required criteria, please contact the HSU Foundation Office at 870-230-5347. Learn more... 


Work-study opportunities are offered in departments and offices across the Henderson campus. The great thing about work-study is that, on top of earning money that you can apply towards your tuition, you also gain outstanding hands-on training and skills in a professional setting, and meet all kinds of new friends. Learn more… 

Tuition Payment Plan

Our tuition payment plan is designed to help families absorb whatever costs are left over after they’ve been awarded any financial aid package. The plan will help you structure your payments in a way that is the best possible fit for you. Learn more… 

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