Financial Aid

Financial Aid

Applying for Aid



At William Jessup University, we believe your education is an investment in your future and our goal is to assist you in any way possible with the cost of that investment. The Financial Aid Office provides services to students and parents through financial aid counseling, help with completing the FAFSA and any other financial aid needs. Financial Aid Counselors are available to help students Monday through Friday in the Reeve-Knight Administration Building.

Step 1. Determine Your Need

First, you’ll need to fill out the FAFSA in order to determine your need for financial aid. You can complete this online at Be sure to list WJU on your school list so we’re able to see your FAFSA. WJU’s school code is 001281. Complete FAFSA (online)

Step 2. Complete Required Forms

After you’ve completed the FAFSA and the Financial Aid Office has received your information, you may be contacted with instructions on what forms and documents will be needed to complete and confirm your financial aid. All of these forms can be downloaded from’s Forms and Resources. Completed forms can be mailed, faxed or emailed to the Financial Aid Office. If you have any questions or are having difficulty, please do not hesitate to contact us.

Step 3. Review Financial Aid Offer

After all forms and documents are turned in and you are officially accepted to WJU (for new students), you will receive a financial aid offer letter which lists the financial aid that you are eligible for. Review this letter carefully and return it to the Financial Aid Office so that we can update your student account accordingly.

Academic awards are based on transcripts/test scores given at the time of Admission. Students may resubmit additional transcripts and test scores before April 1st in order to have their academic scholarship reevaluated.

Types of Aid

Federal & State Aid

Federal and state grants are forms of need-based financial aid that does not need to be repaid. Need-based financial aid is distributed based on financial need as determined by the FAFSA. Please visit the Financial Aid Website for more information about Federal and State aid including:

  • Pell Grant
  • Cal Grant A
  • Cal Grant B
  • Chafee Grant
  • Federal Work Study

Institutional Aid

All WJU Institutional Aid awards are based on one academic year of enrollment at full-time status. Amounts are split in half each semester, and students enrolled in only one semester will receive 50% of the total amount. Students enrolled less than full-time will have awards prorated accordingly based on the number of units for which they are enrolled in each term.

Please visit the Finanical Aid Website for more information about institutional aid opportunities, polices and eligibility including grants and a list of scholarships for:

  • Academic
  • Athletic
  • Church
  • Community
  • Creative Arts
  • Diversity
  • Endowed
  • Homeschool
  • International


A loan is a form of financial aid that must be repaid with interest. Loans are a form of need-based aid, meaning they are offered based on financial need as determined by the FAFSA. At William Jessup University, we understand student loans play an important role in funding education. Grasping the impact of choosing to borrow money to help pay for your education is vital and the Financial Aid Office continually strives to give the best information and guidance available.
Please visit the Financial Aid Website for more information about need-based aid including:

  • Federal Stafford Loans
  • Direct Plus Loans
  • Alternative Loans
  • Private Student Loans