Financial Aid


Financial need is determined by uniform national standards and methodology. Financial aid awards from Hofstra University are based on packaging policies established by the University and are the basis for institutional scholarship and grant aid. All financial aid is awarded on an annual basis unless otherwise indicated. Students in attendance for less than an entire academic year, or on a part-time basis, will have their awards adjusted appropriately.

Award Renewal

You must reapply each year if you wish to be considered for need-based financial assistance. Renewal of need-based aid is not automatic and requires that you file the FAFSA each year after October 1, but no later than February 1.

Students who receive academic or merit scholarships, which are not need-based, will automatically have their award considered for renewal, based on the award renewal guidelines stated in the Hofstra University Undergraduate Bulletin and on their admission scholarship letters.

To view your financial aid awards, log in to the Hofstra portal at Once you log in, click on the Hofstra Online Information System link on the left menu bar and then look for Student Financial Services.