by Mary Burke
Due to Hardin-Simmons University’s continued financial strength, the Board of Trustees voted not to increase costs for the upcoming 2023-2024 academic year. As other universities continue to raise tuition fees, Hardin-Simmons is committed to removing the financial barriers that prevent students from pursuing higher education.
Another testament to the university’s commitment to investing in students – the administration voted to increase university scholarships by an additional $2,000 per student for 2023-24 freshmen. HSU continues to provide an affordable and excellent education informed by Christian faith and values.
Affordability and accessibility to education are at the forefront of HSU’s strategic planning. Dr. Jodie McGaughey, Vice President of Finance at Hardin-Simmons, said, “Hardin-Simmons University recognizes people’s desire to receive excellent value in education. Not increasing your tuition and fees while increasing scholarship opportunities is one-sided. HSU strives to deliver the desired value.
After scholarships and grants, HSU students often pay the same, if not less, than students who attend public schools.
Monica Smart, Director of Financial Aid at Hardin-Simmons University, said, “A degree from Hardin-Simmons University continues to be exceptional value for our current students. We are grateful that our leaders have kept tuition and fees unchanged for the past two years! Additionally, increased scholarship amounts for new students in 2023 will continue to make HSU an affordable option for students joining the HSU community.
As students prepare to apply for the upcoming 2023-2024 academic year, please note the 2023-2024 FAFSA opens October 1, 2022.
By completing the FAFSA, students become eligible for federal scholarships (money you don’t have to pay back), federal low-interest loans (money you have to pay back), and work-study programs ( on-campus jobs that help cover tuition).
After submitting your results to HSU (school code HSU – 003571), our Financial Aid Office can determine the amount of financial aid you can receive to help cover tuition fees.
About Hardin-Simmons University
You will never find another place like Hardin-Simmons University. We are a Baptist University in Abilene, Texas with over 130 years of history and traditions unmatched by any other school, and that gives HSU a personality as big as the West Texas skyline. .
The mission of Hardin-Simmons University is to be a community dedicated to providing excellence in education informed by faith and Christian values.
Hardin-Simmons University will be an innovative community of servant scholars engaging the minds and nurturing the spirits of future Christian leaders.
To find out more visit www.hsutx.edu!