Applying for Financial Aid

If you haven’t already, complete the online application to LAPU. Following submission, we will review your application for eligibility for financial aid.

Important Tips

  • Always use your legal name on the FAFSA and all documents. Your legal name is the name on your Social Security Card.
  • Apply early.
  • Respond to all requests from Student Financial Services in a timely fashion.
  • Keep copies of all documents.
  • Use the Net Price Calculator (below) to get estimates of your need and aid

Financial Aid FAQ's
How do I get started on the loan process?

Fill out your FAFSA at, and complete the Loan Entrance Counseling and the Master Promissory Note at See the steps above for details.


What is the FAFSA?

The FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) is provided by the federal government and must be completed to apply for federal aid, such as grants and loans.

What is the FAFSA school code for LAPU?

Los Angeles Pacific University’s school code is 042788


Will I qualify for financial aid through the FAFSA?

To qualify for financial aid through the FAFSA, you must meet the following criteria:

  1. Must be enrolled as a student at least half-time for each term you are seeking aid.
  2. Can not be in default on a student loan.
  3. Can not have had any drug convictions while receiving federal aid.
  4. Must be a U.S. citizen or eligible non-citizen.
  5. For males, must be in compliance with Selective Service registration requirements.

What types of financial aid can I get through the FAFSA?

With your FAFSA information, LAPU is able to offer you a package of Federal Grants, State Grants, and Federal Direct Loans that will be comprised of Direct Subsidized and Unsubsidized Loans and PLUS Loans.

How much in loans will I be offered?

LAPU awards students based on their grade level, expected family contribution (EFC) from the FAFSA and cost of attendance (See the LAPU Catalog for more details for the cost of attendance).  You can also use the Net Price Calculator to give you an early indication of how much and what types of financial aid you might qualify for.

How does my income affect my loan package?

Your income is used as part of the formula in the FAFSA to determine your EFC (Expected Family Contribution). The EFC on your FAFSA will determine the amount of Federal Direct Subsidized Loans you will qualify for as an undergraduate student accepted into a financial aid eligible program of study.

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