Financial Aid for Undergraduate Students

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First year and transfer students financial aid info

At first glance, the price of a college education may seem overwhelming鈥攂ut with a closer look, you鈥檒l find many ways that cost can be different than the sticker price. At Hamline, we鈥檙e dedicated to providing you with an exemplary education at a reasonable rate. Our admission counselors and financial aid team will work with you and your family or guardians to ensure you get the most out of your college experience without sacrificing peace of mind.

Ready to start the process? Complete the FAFSA

To be eligible for any of the financial aid opportunities listed above, you first have to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).

The FAFSA form for students entering college in the school year of 2024-2025 is available.听

New to the process? Don't worry; we'll walk you through how to apply for financial aid.听

Learn how to apply for financial aid

Changes to 2024 timelines

The financial aid packaging timeline has been impacted by delays in delivering financial aid information to colleges听by the U.S. Department of Education听due to necessary updates to the federal processing system. These updates are crucial to ensure that students receive the most accurate and up-to-date financial aid awards possible.

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While you wait for your official award, get a head start with our听Net Price Calculator (NPC)* for a personalized financial aid estimate in 10 minutes.

Need help? We're here for you!

We have provided some answers to questions on our main financial aid page.

If you've encountered difficulties submitting your FAFSA or have any questions about financial aid, please don't hesitate to contact our dedicated Financial Aid office at 651-523-3000 or

We're committed to ensuring every student has access to the support they need, regardless of FAFSA processing delays. Rest assured, financial aid will continue to be available to our incoming students throughout the enrollment process.

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Generous offers


Average value of financial aid packages for incoming undergraduates

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Percentage of undergraduates who receive some form of financial aid

Average offer for first year student with financial need, 2022-23
Average offer for first year student with financial need, 2022-2023
66.3% Hamline scholarships and grants
12.5% Loans to the student
8.4% State grant/scholarship
6.4% Federal grant/scholarship
5.1% Work study
1.3% Outside grant/scholarship

What does an average financial aid package look like?

An average financial aid package is made up of several things, which can include scholarships and discounts that do not have to be repaid, on-campus employment, and loans. Represented here is the average financial aid package offered to first year students with financial need for the 2022-2023 school year.听

Hailey Belflower Hamline Transfer Student  holding a coffee at 老夫子传煤

Money and loans are stressful, but the financial aid office was so informative. They walked me through the financial aid steps and highlighted the most important parts of what it would look like down the line. It's hard to come to a university thinking, 'Oh my gosh, it's so much money, what am I supposed to do?' But after sitting down with them, I was totally confident that I could do this."

Hailey Belflower '21, Biology; patient access specialist at Allina Health, Inver Grove Heights, Minnesota

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