Types of Aid

Types of Financial Aid to help you at Hastings College.
The Many Ways to Fund Your Education

We don’t want anything to stand in the way of you getting a Hastings College education, which is why we ensure there are many ways to help you pay for it, including scholarships, grants and loans.

We even offer aid based on the type of student you are, such as a first-year student (below), transfer student or 22+ learner. You may also be able to earn money throughout through the many work-study opportunities on campus.

Consider using our cost estimator to get an idea of what Hastings may cost, and to see how we invest in students like you.


These are awarded based on academic merit, a specific talent or any number of other qualifications. Scholarships, of course, do not need to be repaid — and many are renewable if you remain in good standing.

Hastings College offers the following scholarships:

In addition to the renewable Academic Awards, all students are eligible for one leadership or talent award.

  • Crimson Scholars (based on expected academic and leadership contributions to Hastings College)
  • Talent (music, art, theatre, athletics, media, etc.)
  • Department Scholarships (Samuel Alexander Scholarships)
  • T-L Irrigation/Thom Business Scholarship
  • Teammates member – one full-tuition scholarship awarded annually


Grants »

A financial aid award for deserving students based on certain criteria, this funding, like a scholarship, does not have to be repaid. There are several types of grants available, including needs-based, legacy and federal.

Loans »

Loans are available for many students and their parents and can be an important component of completing an education. Of course this type of aid does need to be repaid upon graduation, and the amount you are eligible to receive is based on information from your FAFSA and takes into consideration any scholarship and grant aid you also qualify for. In your award letter from Hastings College, you'll be notified what loans you are eligible to receive.

Types of loans available include federal and private loans, with some federal loans being subsidized while you are in school.

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