A student’s Cost of Attendance comprises tuition charges each academic year plus the living expense budget. The total financial aid awarded may not exceed a student’s Cost of Attendance. All tuition rates are subject to an annual increase of 2-5%.
Financial aid, including loans and scholarships, is offered to assist with funding of the program. Most Pepperdine University GSEP students apply for federal student aid.
Federal Direct Unsubsidized Loan: Most graduate students are potentially eligible to receive up to $20,500 per academic year.
Federal Direct Graduate PLUS Loan: This credit-based loan is a supplement to the Federal Direct Unsubsidized Loan. The maximum loan amount is the student’s cost of attendance minus any other financial aid received.
Private education loans are also available to students who require additional financial assistance. Students are encouraged to seek outside scholarship funding as well. Please note that some awards require that specific criteria be met for consideration. The total aid awarded in loans and scholarships may not exceed a student’s total Cost of Attendance.
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In accordance with the U.S. Department of Education’s regulations, universities are required to consistently apply reasonable standards for evaluating Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) for all students regardless if he/she is a financial aid recipient.
Financial Aid Application Process
Financial aid may take several weeks to process; therefore, students are encouraged to apply for financial aid at least eight weeks prior to the cohort start date. Students must reapply for financial aid each academic year.
To be eligible for federal student aid, an applicant must:
Be a US citizen or resident alien.
Not be in student loan default.
Be enrolled in a degree-seeking program.
Be enrolled at least half-time to borrow federal loans.