Financial Aid

Many financial aid options are available to make your computer science degree affordable.

Although a private college education may seem out of reach for many, recent research from Kiplinger reveals that the actual value of some private universities may prove this assumption wrong. In 2010, Kiplinger selected Azusa Pacific University for its Top 100 Best Values in Private Colleges rankings. Read more about APU’s ranking in Kiplinger’s Best Values in Private Colleges.

APU students may take advantage of three types of financial aid: scholarships and grants, education loans, and student employment.

Scholarships and Grants

Scholarships and grants are considered “gift aid” and do not require repayment. They can come from federal, state, or private sources. Scholarships are typically merit-based, meaning they are awarded depending on demonstrated academic ability or other specific talents.

Scholarships are often available from sources outside of APU. You can search for these scholarships through websites such as or The Undergraduate Enrollment Services Center is sometimes notified of scholarships available through APU departments or local organizations, and can provide information about any available scholarships on request.

Education Loans

Education loans are usually repaid after graduation, may be deferred until after graduate school, and often have very low interest rates.

Military Benefits

Military members—and in some cases their spouses and dependents—qualify for financial assistance covering tuition, housing, and books. Azusa Pacific is a Yellow Ribbon University and Military Friendly School, so you can be confident that you’ll receive the benefits and flexibility you need to complete your education.

Student Employment

On-campus student employment is available for students needing additional income to pay for education-related expenses. APU students also find work off campus in the surrounding community.

Net Price Calculator

We’re committed to helping families understand early in the college search process the value of the APU experience, and options for affordable financing of a top-tier Christian university education.

Now that you’re familiar with the financial aid opportunities available to APU students, it’s time to estimate what your true cost may be to attend Azusa Pacific. Remember, estimations are only as accurate as the information you provide. Click on the Net Price Calculator button below to begin.

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Power Settlements Scholarship

This scholarship is open to any APU computer science major who has been an intern in software development. Each year, $1,000 is awarded to each student whose internship meets the established requirements. Applicants must be sophomore, junior, or senior students, enrolled full-time, and in good standing (not on academic probation) with the program and the university. View Power Settlements Scholarship eligibility requirements, and complete the Power Settlements Scholarship form to apply.

Thomas Plew Scholarship

The faculty consider a pool of top computer science majors and choose 1-2 based on academic excellence and department service. This award is renewable dependent on maintaining a strong GPA and being visibly engaged in department events.

Ken and Brenda Anderson Scholarship

Computer science and computer information systems majors with a 3.2 or higher GPA can apply for this scholarship. Preference is given to non-California students. Applications for this scholarship will be sent to all qualifying students at the end of the fall semester. Although this is a nonrenewable scholarship, recipients may reapply upon completion of the one-year scholarship term.

Note: This information is current for the 2021-22 academic year; however, all stated academic information is subject to change. Please refer to the current Academic Catalog for more information.

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