Scholarship Policies for those entering HSU Fall 2010 or Later
These policies apply to students entering Henderson during the Fall 2010 semester or later.
•Students are encouraged to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). This is not required for your scholarship application, but Henderson highly recommends it, even if you think you may not qualify for federal aid. Millions of dollars in federal financial aid are awarded to Henderson students each year, and there is no fee to apply. To apply to HSU, you must enter HSU Code: 001098 on the FAFSA.
- Deadline for freshmen academic scholarships is on or before February 1 (unless funds are depleted prior to February 1).
- Deadline for transfer scholarships is on or before June 1 (unless funds are depleted prior to June 1).
- Academic scholarships are very limited-early application is highly recommended.
- Students who meet the deadline are not guaranteed a scholarship.
- Academic scholarships are awarded on a first-come, first-served basis as long as institutional scholarship funds are available.
- Students must be admitted to the university and have a minimum ACT subscore of 19 on English, Math, and Reading before being considered for a scholarship. ACT scores cannot be more than 5 years old.
- Students previously enrolled in college full-time are not eligible to apply for first-time freshmen scholarships.
- International students are not eligible to apply for academic scholarships.
- Only a limited number of scholarships in each category will be awarded to out-of-state students.
- Henderson State does not superscore or recalculate the ACT to determine scholarship eligibility.
- Scholarship upgrades are not guaranteed. Upgrades will be considered only if the deadline is met and funds are available.
- Students cannot be awarded more than one academic scholarship.
- Scholarship recipients who decided not to attend HSU are required to notify the Admissions Office in writing.
- To remain in compliance with Act 323 of 2009, the University reserves the right to cancel or modify any scholarship funded by the institution at any time.
- Freshman academic scholarships are awarded for eight consecutive semesters or until the completion of an undergraduate degree, whichever comes first, provided the student maintains all scholarship requirements.
- Scholarships are awarded for consecutive fall and spring terms only and do not cover summer terms.
- The terms and conditions of all academic scholarships and each subsequent renewal are subject to change and will be governed by the then current university scholarship policies located at www.hsu.edu/financial-aid.
What the scholarship covers
Scholarship awards can be applied only to tuition, fees assessed to all general students*, room or board (excluding Whispering Oaks). Scholarship funds not needed for tuition, fees, room or board cannot be applied to any other cost.
Scholarship awards have no cash value and cannot be refunded. *Fees do not include: Application to Graduate School Fee, Course Change Fee, Graduation Application Late Fee, Graduation Fee, Late Registration Fee, Traffic fines, Late Payment Fee, Library fines, Housing Deposits, Housing Damage Fee, Duplicate ID Fee, and any other fee that is not considered to be assessed to all general students.
How to retain your scholarship
Academic scholarship recipients must enroll in and complete 15 hours each fall and spring term and earn the appropriate cumulative GPA. Concurrent enrollment on another campus cannot be used to meet this requirement and will not be covered by the scholarship.
Incompletes (I) posted on transcripts are not completed hours.
All Henderson college course work is calculated into the cumulative GPA for scholarship renewal, even if taken during highschool or subsequent summer terms.
Scholarship recipients who attend summer terms should be aware those grades may affect scholarship status when cumulative GPA is reviewed.
Scholarship eligibility is reviewed immediately after grades are posted in May. Scholarships are cancelled for subsequent terms if retention criteria are not fully met. Cancellation notices are sent to the student’s Henderson email account.
For extenuating circumstances only, contact the financial aid office to appeal.
Performance scholarship recipients must enroll in and complete 12 hours first FALL semester if first-time freshman, 15 hours each fall and spring term for all other students. Minimum GPA requirements to retain the scholarship are determined by the department offering it.