Undergraduate students
Undergraduate students

An American university education is more affordable than you might think

Let us work with you and your family to develop a personalized package of financial assistance that takes account of your needs and circumstances. With our extensive scholarship programs, we can help make an American university education affordable for you and your family, as we do for hundreds of other students each year.

We admit students on the basis of academic promise and not on their ability to pay. Hellenic American College is thus committed to helping students with demonstrated financial need attend and complete their studies for a degree of Hellenic American University. 80% of our student body has received some kind of financial aid.

Download the Financial Assistance Application

Tuition Guarantee Program

Hellenic American College promises that the tuition rate that applies when you're first admitted to Hellenic American College will remain the same until you graduate. The Tuition Guarantee Program means that you will know in advance how much your education will cost and will be protected from any future tuition increases.

Types of Financial Assistance

We provide various types of financial assistance: need-based scholarships, merit scholarships, corporate study grants and early admission scholarships.

Need-based scholarships

Need-based scholarships are awarded to students with demonstrated financial need and who maintain good academic standing (a GPA of 2.00 and above for undergraduate students; GPA 3.00 and above for graduate students.) Although need-based scholarships may cover a significant part of tuition fees, in the case of exceptionally needy students, the College's financial resources are limited and we cannot guarantee that all need will be covered in all cases. The amount of need-based awards is decided on a case-by-case basis. To maintain and renew their awards undergraduate recipients must maintain a minimum GPA of 2.00 while graduate students a minimum GPA of 3.25.

Merit-based scholarships

Merit scholarships are awarded to applicants with exceptional academic achievement, leadership potential or involvement in community service, depending on the particular type of scholarship. Recipients of these scholarships need to maintain a higher GPA than need-based recipients.

Note that students who may not have been eligible for an initial merit scholarship but who during their studies at Hellenic American College have earned an exceptional GPA and have a record of service to the academic community may be eligible for a merit scholarship.

Corporate scholarships

The scholarship program aims to identify and support successful professionals with leadership potential. It provides sponsoring organizations with merit-based partial or full tuition subsidies for selected employees. Contact the Financial Services Office to see if your company participates in the corporate scholarship program and if not, how it can join.

Early admission scholarships

Early-admission scholarships are awarded to applicants who meet the University's admission requirements and make an early decision to attend. Contact the This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for details.

All four types of scholarships cover tuition charges for courses to be applied toward a degree. They do not cover fees or tuition for courses dropped following the add/drop period. Additional requirements may apply.

Applicants requesting aid based both on need and merit cannot receive an award larger than the 50% of their total tuition.

Applying for Financial Assistance

Only applicants who have been granted full admission to a University degree program and students pursuing a degree program will be considered for financial aid.

New Students

If you are a first-time degree student or a transfer student and wish to be considered for financial assistance, you will need to complete and submit the Financial Assistance Application (available from the Office of Admissions) at the time that you apply. Since the College admits students on a need-blind basis, the Financial Assistance Committee will consider your application only after you have been admitted. If you are applying for need-based scholarships, you will also need to submit supporting documents that provide information on your and, if applicable, your family’s financial resources.

Continuing Students

All financial awards are reviewed in terms of GPA and service to the academic community before they are renewed each year. Aid can be suspended or revoked if a student does not maintain academic standing appropriate to the award or does not demonstrate appropriate conduct within the College. Students’ GPAs are reviewed each semester to ensure that academic standing is being maintained.

Continuing students may reapply for financial aid if their or their family’s financial circumstances change, but not before the completion of 50% of the required credits for Graduation.

Obligations of Financial Assistance Recipients

Financial assistance recipient students are expected to further the mission of the institution by assisting the College through volunteer work in their department, University events and other projects. Students are asked to commit specific hours of service to the University community. Their contribution is evaluated and the results considered for the renewal of financial aid. 

Financial Assistance FAQ

Here are some of the questions our potential students most often ask. Our staff members in the Office of Admissions are happy to talk with you in greater detail about financing the costs of your education at the University and to answer any questions you might have.

1. Where do I find the Financial Assistance Application?

You can download the application here or pick up a copy at the Office of Admissions.