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Financial Aid / Student Financial Services

Grants Available

La Sierra University Code: 001215

A Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) must be completed to receive federal grants

Federal Pell Grant

Federal Pell Grants are awarded only to undergraduate students who have not earned a bachelor's or professional degree. Awards range up to $5,645 and are based on cost of attendance, expected family contribution (EFC) as determined by the FAFSA, and enrollment status (full-time, etc.).

Number of Credits * Enrollment Level Percentage of Award
6 - 8 half-time 50%
9 - 11 three-quarter-time 75%
12 or more full-time 100%

* If you take less than 6 hours your Pell award will vary.

Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG)

A FSEOG is a grant from the federal government for undergraduate, degree seeking students with exceptional financial need. Priority is given to students who receive Federal Pell Grant, and meet La Sierra University's priority deadline. An FSEOG does not have to be paid back. Students at each school are awarded based on the availability of funds at that particular school. There is no guarantee that every eligible student will be able to receive an FSEOG.

California State Grants

Cal Grant A and B are available to California residents who meet the GPA, financial need and deadline requirements. These tuition grants range up to $9,084 for 2013-14 and must be coordinated with other aid designated for tuition. Postgraduates who remain for the fifth-year teaching credential program are eligible for a fifth-year Cal Grant. To apply, file the FAFSA and GPA Verification Form (GPA Verification forms available at high schools and the Office of Student Financial Services) by the March 2 postmark deadline for the following academic year. Obtain a certificate of mailing for both the FAFSA and the GPAVF as proof the forms were mailed on time. Contact the California Student Aid Commission, (916) 445-0880, for more information. (Current recipients of a Cal Grant are not required to file the GPAVF; however, they must file the FAFSA and list the school they plan to attend the following year.)

La Sierra University Scholarships

The University offers a variety of scholarships and grants to its undergraduate students.  Some scholarships are based on a student's financial need, and require that the student fill out a FAFSA.  Others are awarded based on merit (academic performance) and service (leadership/service) characteristics.

Outside Scholarship Resources

Students are encouraged to look for scholarship resources from sources outside the University.  There are many organizations that offer scholarships for college attendance.




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