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Financial Aid Basics

We know that the financial aid process can seem overwhelming. You and your family will have many questions that include: What application forms are required? Am I eligible for scholarships? How can I secure a student loan?

At LIU Hudson, we believe higher education should be available to everyone. Our financial aid counselors are here to answer all of your questions and to guide you through the entire process to ensure your peace of mind.

In addition to speaking with a counselor, you also can use the links in this section to assist you in the college planning process. You will find details on the different types of scholarships, grants and loans available from LIU Hudson, New York State, and the federal government.

Financial aid is available for students pursuing master’s and advanced certificates. Click on How to Apply in the left-hand navigation to access the FAFSA or TAP forms required to apply for all forms of financial aid.

Student loan default rates

“During the tracking period for the FY 2014 borrower cohort (Oct. 1, 2013 to Sept. 30, 2016), more than five million borrowers entered repayment, and 580,671 of them—or 11.5 percent—defaulted on their loans. Those borrowers attended 6,173 postsecondary institutions across the nation. 1 Long Island University’s graduate student default rate for the same period is 7.4 percent.