Skip to main content

Scholarships and Financial Aid

The University of La Verne offers competitive merit scholarships to all international undergraduate applicants. There is no separate application process as all applicants are considered upon review of a completed and timely submitted application. Financial aid is not available for international students.

American students and permanent residents living abroad are eligible for merit scholarships, ranging from $3,000 to $30,000 per year, and need-based financial aid. Students will be notified of merit scholarships in their admission letter. A complete financial package typically follows three weeks after an admission decision. Criteria are based on a student’s GPA and test scores on the day of admission. Financial aid is based on FAFSA results. The priority filing date is 1 October of a student’s senior year. The priority deadline is on 2 March. Students are encouraged to file the FAFSA as soon as they are eligible.

International Students that are not U.S. citizens may qualify for an International Student Scholarship. There are competitive merit scholarships are open to all first-year applicants. In addition, there are scholarships available specifically for international transfer students.

Below is the scholarship criteria for students applying for the Fall (August) 2019 semester.

Merit Scholarships

President’s Scholarship
($23,000 Annual Amount)
Applicants who have attained a (B+/A-) 3.5 average in high school/secondary school and 1240 minimum SAT, 26+ ACT, 95+ TOEFL iBT or 8.0+ IELTS.
(Renewal policy: Academic good standing with a minimum 3.0 GPA)
Provost’s Scholarship
($21,000 Annual Amount)
Applicants who have attained a (B+/A-) 3.5 average in high school/secondary school and 1170-1239 minimum SAT, 24-25+ ACT, 90+ TOEFL iBT or 7.5+ IELTS.
(Renewal policy: Academic good standing with a minimum 3.0 GPA)
Dean’s Scholarship
($16,000 Annual Amount)
Applicants who have attained a (B+/A-) 3.5 average in high school/secondary school and 1100-1169 minimum SAT,  23+ ACT, 85+ TOEFL iBT or 7.0+ IELTS.
(Renewal policy: Academic good standing with a minimum 3.0 GPA)
Trustee’s Scholarship
($17,000 Annual Amount)
Applicants who have attained a (B) 3.0 average in high school/secondary school AND 1250+ SAT, 24+ ACT, 90+ TOEFL or 7.5 IELTS.
(Renewal policy: Academic good standing with a minimum 3.0 GPA)
Director’s International Scholarship
($5,000 Annual Amount)
Applicants who have attained a (B) 3.0 average in high school/secondary school or have completed ELS Language Center’s level 112.
(Renewal policy: Academic good standing with a minimum 3.0 GPA)

International Transfer Scholarships

International Trustee’s Scholarship ($15,000 Annual Amount) Applicants who have attained a cumulative GPA of 3.50+ in university coursework
(Renewal policy: Academic good standing with a minimum 3.0 GPA)
International Founder’s Scholarship ($13,000 Annual Amount) Applicants who have attained a cumulative GPA of 3.21-3.49 in university coursework
(Renewal policy: Academic good standing with a minimum 3.0 GPA)
International Leo’s Scholarship ($5,000 Annual Amount) Applicants who have attained a cumulative GPA of 3.00-3.20 in university coursework
(Renewal policy: Academic good standing with a minimum 3.0 GPA)

Performance Scholarships

The University of La Verne offers 12 Performance Scholarships to incoming freshmen and transfer students with outstanding potential. The scholarship is worth $25,000 for the first three academic years and full-tuition in the final year. Two scholarships are available in each of the six areas of fine and visual arts:

  • Art (any combination of painting, sculpture, drawing or mixed media);
  • Communications (video production);
  • Music (voice or instrument);
  • Photography;
  • Speech (debate); and
  • Theatre (performance or design).

FAFSA for Americans Living Abroad

Americans living abroad may qualify for need-based financial aid by filling out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). The opening date is 1 October. The priority deadline is 2 March.

The school code is 001216.