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Office ofFinancial Aid

The Office of Financial Aid supports all prospective and continuing students with the help they need to ensure an affordable University of La Verne education.

First-time freshmen, transfer students, graduate students, and participants in our accelerated programs have unique and specific needs when it comes to financial aid. Our experienced counselors work with you and your family to provide information, financial assistance, and coordination with state and federal resources (including grants and loans) to create a comprehensive package tailored to your individual needs.

A conversation with the Office of Financial Aid demystifies tuition, costs, and fees. Start the conversation today by contacting us at (800) 649-0160.

Applying for Aid

Each journey begins with a single step – or, in this case, four. The University of La Verne is ready to walk you through the aid process, from FAFSA to admission, right here.

Grants and Loans

The university will help connect you with state, federal, and private grants and loans. To learn more about them – and how to calculate your eligibility – click here.


The university has a number of scholarships available for full-time students on the La Verne campus. These scholarships are not need-based and may be renewed annually; some, like our Performance Scholarships, celebrate the artistic spirit of the Leo community.

If you’d like to know more about private scholarships, this list can help get you started.

Work Study

Many students work for La Verne through our partnership in the Federal Work Study program. This financial aid opportunity provides up to 20 hours of paid employment a week during the fall and spring semesters, and every effort is made to place students in jobs related to their studies.

Who is eligible for financial aid?

To qualify for federal student aid (grants, loans, and work-study funds), you have to:

  • be a U.S. citizen or eligible non-citizen;
  • demonstrate financial need (for most programs);
  • have a valid Social Security number;
  • be registered with Selective Service; (if male)
  • be enrolled or accepted for enrollment as a regular student in an eligible degree program;
  • be enrolled at least half-time to be eligible for Direct Loan Program funds;
  • maintain satisfactory academic progress;
  • have a high school diploma, General Educational Development (GED) certificate, completed a high school education in an approved homeschool setting, or passed an approved ability-to-benefit test; and
  • complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)


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