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COLLEGE PROFILE

Harding University

Searcy, AR

TUITION AND EXPENSES

Cost of Attendance$26,134
Tuition and Fees
$16,170
Room and Board
$6,364
Books and Supplies
$900
Other Expenses
$2,700
Payment PlansCredit card, installment plan

APPLYING FOR FINANCIAL AID

Financial Aid Office
E-mail
Web SiteFinancial Aid Web Site
Net Price Calculator URL Net Price Calculator URL
Application Process
Application DeadlinePriority deadline April 15
Award NotificationOn a rolling basis beginning February 15
Methodology for Awarding
Institutional Aid
Federal Methodology
Forms RequiredCost to File
FAFSA
Code is 001097
Free

PROFILE OF 2011-12 FINANCIAL AID

Freshmen
Financial Aid Applicants884 (87.3%) of freshmen
Found to Have Financial Need629 (71.2%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid627 (99.7%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met183 (29.2%) of aid recipients
Average Percent of Need Met77%
Average Award$13,461
Need-Based Gift
Received by 618 (98.6%) of aid recipients, average amount $9,151
Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 443 (70.7%) of aid recipients, average amount $4,432
Merit-Based Gift
Received by 131 (20.9%) of aid recipients
Merit-Based Gift233 (23.0%) of freshmen had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $6,076
All Undergraduates
Financial Aid Applicants3,136 (77.8%) of undergraduates
Found to Have Financial Need2,431 (60.3%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid2,415 (99.3%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met636 (26.3%) of aid recipients
Average Percent of Need Met71%
Average Award$13,114
Need-Based Gift
Received by 2,218 (91.8%) of aid recipients, average amount $8,510
Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 1,852 (76.7%) of aid recipients, average amount $5,058
Merit-Based Gift
Received by 423 (17.5%) of aid recipients
Merit-Based Gift1,285 (31.9%) of undergraduates had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $7,136
Borrowing
2012 Graduates Who
Took Out Loans
63%
Average Indebtedness of
2012 Graduates
$32,752
Parents Borrowing PLUS Loans 
Parents of Students
Receiving Aid
9.0%
Parents of Students Not
Receiving Aid
2.0%

FINANCIAL AID PROGRAMS

Loans
Federal LoansDirect subsidized Stafford loans, direct unsubsidized Stafford loans, direct PLUS loans, Federal Perkins loans, Federal Nursing loans
State LoansAvailable
Other LoansCollege/university loans
Scholarships and Grants
Need-Based AvailableFederal Pell grants, SEOG, State scholarships, Institutional scholarships, Private scholarships
Non-Need–Based AvailableAcademic scholarships, Creative arts/performance scholarships, Music/Drama scholarships, Athletic scholarships, State scholarships, ROTC scholarships, Alumni affiliation scholarships, Leadership scholarships, Religious affiliation scholarships
Non-Need Awards
Academic Interest/Achievement
Award Areas
Communication, Computer Science, Engineering/Technologies, English, Health Fields, Religion/Biblical Studies
Number of Awards
4,099
Top Areas (By Money
Awarded)
Computer Science, Communication, Religion/Biblical Studies, English, Health Fields, Engineering/Technologies
Creative Arts/Performance
Award Areas
Art/Fine Arts, Cinema/Film/Broadcasting, Debating, Journalism/Publications, Music
Number of Awards
203
Top Areas (By Money
Awarded)
Art/Fine Arts, Cinema/Film/Broadcasting, Music, Journalism/Publications, Debating
Special Achievements/Activities
Award Areas
Cheerleading/Drum Major, Leadership, Religious Involvement
Number of Awards
106
Top Areas (By Money
Awarded)
Cheerleading/Drum Major, Leadership, Religious Involvement
Special Characteristics
Award Areas
Children of Faculty/Staff, Children with a Deceased or Disabled Parent, International Students, Relatives of Clergy, Siblings of Current Students
Number of Awards
567
Top Areas (By Money
Awarded)
Children of Faculty/Staff, Children with a Deceased or Disabled Parent, Siblings of Current Students, International Students, Relatives of Clergy
Employment
Work-Study ProgramsFederal work study available, other work study available
Average Earnings from
On-Campus Employment
$807
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CLASS OF 2018 Profile of Students on COLLEGEdata
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  GPA SAT ACT
UW W M CR W  
Average 3.51 4.11 665 650 630 24
Low 2.75 3.20 620 570 600 18
High 4.00 5.00 710 730 660 29
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Annual Survey of Colleges 2013, copyright © 2013 The College Board. All rights reserved.
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