Timeline for Progress to Degree

45 earned units

Declare your major

90 earned units

Apply for graduation

120 earned units

Two terms remaining

150 earned units

No more State University Grant and other funds

180 attempted units

All financial aid capped

AID LIMITATIONS:

PLAN WISELY!

Aid is not available indefinitely. Prepare to be on the four-year plan or, if a transfer student, the two-year plan. Here is a run-down of basic aid limitations:

Undergrads Master's students Credential students
PELL Grant 6 full-time equivalent years N/A 6 full-time equivalent years, including bachelors' degree*
State University Grant 150 earned units  or 75 for transfers 125% of published minimum program length* program length*
SEOG 150 earned units  or 75 for transfers N/A N/A
EOP 150 earned units  or 75 for transfers N/A N/A
Cal Grant 4 years N/A N/A
Direct Loan

DEP:  $31K lifetime max IND:  $57,500 lifetime max

$138,500 lifetime max DEP:  $31K lifetime max IND:  $57,500 lifetime max
TEACH Grant N/A N/A 2 years*
HSU scholarships 150 earned units  or 75 for transfers 125% of published minimum program length program length
Perkins Loan 150 earned units  or 75 for transfers 125% of published minimum program length program length
Federal Work Study 150 earned units  or 75 for transfers 125% of published minimum program length program length
*1st degree or credential only
  • EARNED UNITS are those passed with a D or better.
  • ATTEMPTED units inlcude all W's and failed classes.

PELL GRANT is available to high-need students for the equivalent of 6 full time years - measured in percentages - 600% is the maximum. This includes the credential year, if eligible.

DIRECT LOANS have both aid year maximums and lifetime aggregate maximums. More details on those limits here.

 

STATE UNIVERSITY GRANT, FEDERAL SUPPLEMENTAL EDUCATIONAL OPPORTUNITY GRANT, PERKINS LOAN, FEDERAL WORK STUDY, and HSU SCHOLARSHIPS all fall under the following limitations:

Undergraduates:

  • Students who began HSU as freshmen: no more than 150 earned units.
  • Students who transferred in with fewer than 75 units: no more than 150 earned units, including transferred units.
  • Students who transferred in with 75 or more units: no more than 75 additional HSU units, unless the federal cap (generally 180) is reached first.

Masters’ students:

  • No more than 125% of the published minimum of your Masters' program. No SUG for second masters.

Credential students:

  • Length of the program only. No SUG for second credentials.

Financial Aid Counselors are available to speak with you, Monday through Friday, 10 am to 4pm.