Scholarships and Affordability
One of the biggest questions about college is affordability. At Hiram College, you can be assured the following:
- We offer a distinctive Tuition Guarantee. While we won't suggest that any college education is inexpensive, we can tell you that your student's tuition at Hiram will remain the same price for four years without an increase. Your college costs will be predictable, allowing you to plan without worry.
- The average projected Hiram College institutional scholarship and grant awards for students who entered Hiram fall of 2012 was $17,000. This total does not include federal and state financial aid.
- For the 2011-2012 academic year, 99 percent of students received some sort of financial aid.
- The value of a Hiram College education remains an extraordinary investment; both immediately and for a lifetime. Nearly all families who work with us discover that regardless of the tuition "sticker-price," in real-dollars they ultimately end up paying about as much as it costs for an Ohio resident to attend a high quality, in-state, public university. This is in spite of the fact that Hiram offers a small private college experience and a liberal arts-based education of the highest quality. You will definitely find a college that offers a final lower cost than Hiram. What will be very difficult to find is a college as strong and well regarded as Hiram for the final cost we will offer once you work with us.
Types of Aid
There are many different types of aid to help offset the cost of college - scholarship, federal grants, institutional grants, loans, work study and more.
Our new scholarship program recognizes academic achievement and hard work based upon GPA and standardized test scores, and is blind to financial need. We offer scholarships ranging from $10,000 to $16,000 based on academic achievement alone, and a number of other grants.
To be considered for all sources of financial aid, including institutional need-based grants, federal and state aid, students must complete and submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). The FAFSA can be completed online at www.fafsa.ed.gov. Paper applications and FAFSA On The Web Worksheets are available in your high school guidance office or from our office.
When completing the FAFSA, please be sure to list HIRAM COLLEGE'S SCHOOL CODE (003049) so that Hiram receives your information from the U.S. Department of Education. You should apply for financial aid as soon as possible AFTER January 1, 2013.
The filing priority deadline for first-time freshman and transfer students is February 15. Applications received after this date will be reviewed on a rolling basis.