Tuition and Financial Aid

Student Financial Services

The financial aid section of our site is designed to provide all the information that you will need to apply for aid and build a financial aid package that will allow you to become part of the FHU family. We know that this process can be overwhelming and we are here to help you make it financially through your four years here at FHU.  

Financial aid comes from institutional, federal, state and outside sources. These sources include grants, scholarships, student employment, student loans, and/or parent loans. The links listed in the navigation above will provide information on each financial aid program offered and how to apply for them.

The Office of Student Financial Services will consider you for the most beneficial aid. Some programs have limited funding, applications (FAFSA) received by the priority date will be given first priority. The aid you are awarded will not be credited to your account until all required documents are submitted to Student Financial Services. Outside checks will need to be sent/mailed to the Office of Student Financial Services, Freed-Hardeman University, 158 E. Main Street, Henderson TN 38340.



Simple billing. Increased value!

As part of the FHU Complete pricing plan, all fees and anything that you might encounter as a hidden cost at other universities has been completely done away with. At FHU you will find a simple, straightforward price and never have to sit around wondering how much your college education is actually going to cost.  


Dickson Undergraduate Students

  • Comprehensive charge of $175 per hour for the following classes
    • ACC 231 Principles of Accounting I
    • ACC 233 Principles of Accounting II
    • BIO 211 Human Anatomy and Physiology I
    • BIO 212 Human Anatomy and Physiology II
    • BIO 215 Microbiology
    • CHE 121 General Chemistry
  • Comprehensive charge of $450 per credit hour for all other classes
  • Scholarship awards based on transfer GPA are available and awarded on a per credit hour basis for the $450 credit hour courses
  • The comprehensive charge does not include travel costs for Belgium, NYC, VA Shakespeare, or other travel courses. 
  • The cost of books are generally $300-500 per semester and not included in the comprehensive charge.
  • Scholarships are also available. Award amounts are determined on the basis of the student's cumulative college GPA. To see how much aid you are eligible for, visit our net price calculator

Scholarship Discounts

Associate GPA Scholarship Discount Per Credit Hour
3.5 - 4.0 $150/hr
3.0 - 3.49 $100/hr
2.5 - 2.99 $50/hr 
2.0 - 2.49  $25/hr


Graduate Courses

  • Comprehensive charge of $610 per credit hour.


Payment Plan

1. Cash Payment - All semester charges, less any financial aid, are due before any student can begin classes. Payments can be made with a check, cash, or credit card by the following dates:

  • Fall Semester (including August short course), August 1
  • Spring Semester (including January short course), January 2
  • Summer Semester, May 15

2. Tuition Management Systems (TMS) - An interest-free monthly payment plan that is available to students and parents. Payments are spread out over 8-10 months. For more information visit or call TMS at 1-800-356-8329.


For more information about current student accounts, statements, payment plans, or charges contact Student Accounts at 731-989-6008.

Prospective students and family may contact admissions by calling 615-440-7597, or by email at