Students in Duke Commons

Types of Aid

Undergraduate Financial Aid

APU Scholarships

Scholarships are typically merit-based, meaning they are awarded depending on demonstrated academic ability or other specific talents. All institutional aid from APU is subject to coordination with federal, state, institutional, and outside-aid policies. Unless otherwise noted, award amounts listed are for a student enrolled full time.


A grant is a form of need-based financial aid that does not need to be repaid. Grants are distributed based on financial need as determined by the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).


Loans are a form of need-based financial aid that must be repaid with interest. They are offered based on financial need as determined by the FAFSA.

Federal Work-Study

Federal Work-Study is a need-based government program granted to students who qualify. Students must work on campus to receive the Federal Work-Study award.

Outside Aid

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

Be advised that funding from all of the sources listed is not guaranteed. Budget limitations may reduce or eliminate any of the awards described without notice. Also, on rare occasions, the amount of financial aid originally offered may end up being reduced or eliminated due to federal, state, and/or institutional policies. 

Graduate and Professional Financial Aid

Azusa Pacific University offers a variety of financial aid opportunities for graduate and professional students. These include a limited number of competitive scholarships available to students in specific academic programs, as well as federal and state programs through which most graduate and professional students receive financial aid. Students are also encouraged to seek outside aid resources that can help reduce the amount of loans needed to finance your education.

Based on your Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) information and remaining eligibility, you can be awarded up to the cost of attendance for your program. This includes tuition, books and supplies, room, board, transportation, personal expenses, and loan fees, where relevant.