The following information will guide you through the admission and financial aid application processes:
- Complete the process of applying for admission. You may apply online or download, complete, and mail the PDF application available on the Traditional Admission page (note that International Students must follow a different process). Follow the steps outlined for your status (freshman, transfer, international, special, or other) to complete your application. NOTE: Fall term incoming freshmen who are accepted by December 1 are reviewed for eligibility for Academic Merit Scholarships and appropriate application materials are mailed automatically.
- Apply for an FSA User ID for yourself and, if you are a dependent student, ask that your parents apply for a separate ID, at https://fsaid.ed.gov—this will allow you and your parents to apply for financial aid online.
- Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) at http://fafsa.ed.gov as soon as possible after October 1 of the year prior to fall term enrollment. (For example, for fall 2019 enrollment, begin the process October 1, 2018.) The Huntingdon Title IV code is 001019. By including the College code, Huntingdon will receive the results automatically.
- Explore local financial aid sources with your high school, community, church, or employers and check out no-cost Internet scholarship search engines, such as http://www.finaid.org, http://www.fastweb.com, http://www.scholarshipexperts.com, and http://www.collegeanswer.com. In general, Huntingdon does not encourage the use of scholarship services that require fees.
- After Huntingdon receives the report generated from your FAFSA, known as the Student Aid Report (SAR), your financial aid package will be prepared, beginning in March for fall enrollment. You will be considered for all forms of aid for which you are eligible (note that some scholarships, such as Academic Merit Scholarships or Alumni Legacy Grants, have separate application procedures and/or deadlines and will only be included on your package once the Office of Student Financial Services is notified by the Office of Admission or the Office of College and Alumni Relations that you have received these awards). The Office of Student Financial Services will then compile all of the aid or scholarship monies for which you are eligible in a Financial Aid Package (or Financial Aid Award Letter), which will be mailed to you. You may accept or decline each component of the package, sign the letter, and return it to the Office of Student Financial Services. NOTE: Be sure you complete applications for components of your aid package such as loans, the Alabama Student Grant application, and other components as applicable by the deadlines necessary. Your award letter should include instructions about finalizing each component of the award.
- Pay your New Student Deposit to reserve your place in the entering class and to secure your aid package.
- Complete the forms necessary on the Enrollment Information page (housing information, health form, immunizations, other forms) and sign up for a New Student Orientation in order to register for fall classes.