How to Apply

Financial aid is money awarded to students to help pay for a college education and comes in the form of federal, institutional, and state grants, scholarships, loans, and work-study.

There are two types of assistance a student may be awarded:

  • Gift Aid: money the student does not have to pay back (grants and scholarships); and
  • Self-Help Aid: money the student will need to repay (loans) or earns by working on campus (work-study).

Step One: Complete your FAFSA

Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). La Verne’s School Code is 00121600.

To receive Financial Aid you must apply each year you are a student.  The application for the next academic year opens each fall on October 1st.  The priority deadline in California for FAFSA is March 2nd.  Don’t delay!

After you submit your FAFSA, you will receive an email from the U.S. Department of Education that contains your Student Aid Report (SAR) that summarizes the information you submitted.  La Verne will then receive your FAFSA information electronically and will process your financial aid package.

Step Two: Submit Required Documents to the Financial Aid Office

Some students are selected by the U.S. Department of Education for additional verification of the information on their FAFSA.  Don’t worry this is OK! If you’ve been selected for verification, you will be notified on you Student Aid Report (SAR), which is emailed to you after submitting your FAFSA. You can view all required documents on the La Verne Portal.

The sooner you turn in these required documents the more quickly we can finalize your financial aid package.  Remember, we are here to help!  If you get stuck or have questions contact us!

Step Three: Contact us if you need help or have questions

We’re here to help!  If you get stuck or have any questions at all please do not hesitate to contact us!

Financial Aid through the California Dream Act

Students who qualify for aid through the California Dream Act are eligible to receive:

  • University and Private Scholarships
  • California State Grants

Visit our California Dream Act page to learn more!