Veteran Benefits / Scholarships


HIU offers a number of benefits to help you achieve your professional, personal, and academic goals in a supportive environment including:

  • Active Duty Tuition Discount
  • Post 9/11 and Montgomery GI Bills
  • Servicemembers Opportunity Consortium

In addition, we accept military credits earned through service schools (SMARTS, AARTS and CCAF) or DANTES/CLEP exams. With HIU you will be connected with an Academic Coach who is specially trained to assist with military and VA benefits.

Types of Aid

Hope International University participates in many excellent programs of financial aid to assist students in fulfilling their higher education goals. Federal, State, and Institutional sources include the following:

2019-2020 | Hope International University Scholarships, Grants, and Other Aid (for PCC/traditional undergraduate students only):

Presidential Scholarship (Freshman only) $18,000 per year
  • Eligibility Requirements - 3.5 Academic GPA and 1100 SAT (math & verbal only) or 24 ACT
  • Renewal - 3.25 annual GPA
  • Deadline – must be accepted to the University by March 15th for Fall enrollment and November 15th for Spring enrollment

Dean's Scholarship (Freshman only) $16,000 per year
  • Eligibility Requirements - 2.75 Academic GPA and 900 SAT (math & verbal only) or 20 ACT
  • Renewal – 2.5 annual GPA

Hope Grant Award amounts vary
  • Eligibility Requirements – Meet Admissions entry requirements
  • Renewal - 2.5 annual GPA

Pacific Scholarship Transfer Student Awards (24 units or more)
  • $15,000 per year - 3.5 GPA or greater - 3.0 annual GPA for renewal
  • $12,000 per year - 2.75 – 3.49 GPA - 2.75 annual GPA for renewal

While many students will qualify for multiple sources of aid. Hope International University limits institutional grants and scholarships to one per student.

Veteran's Benefits

Submit a DD-214 and VA Application for Educational Benefits to the Registrar’s Office.

VA Benefit Information

Free Aid vs. Student Loans

  • When it comes to financing your education, be sure to look to your lowest cost option first, including grants, scholarships and all military benefits.
  • If you need more funds to cover your costs a student loan may be a choice to consider.
  • Student loans should be utilized only after you have exhausted all other opportunities.
  • Student loans carry interest rates and fees and must be repaid.

Questions to Ask Before Borrowing:
  • What's the interest rate?
  • Is there a maximum amount you can borrow? Can you borrow more than the cost of your education?
  • What will your minimum payment be? When does repayment begin? How long do you have to repay? Is there a prepayment penalty?
  • What happens if you can’t make your payments due to a job loss or other economic hardship?
  • All of these questions, and more, including a repayment calculator can be found at: