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The Office of Financial Aid

The Financial Aid Office at Pepperdine Graziadio Business School is committed to assisting students to explore and understand all the financial aid options that are available to help you manage your financial planning and ensure that you are able to achieve your educational goals. We extend financial aid through merit scholarships, need-based grants, and student loans, to meet the various needs and circumstances of our students.

We are here to answer questions for current and prospective students in person or by phone. Schedule a consultation to learn more about how to finance your education at PGBS.

Make sure to submit FAFSA for the terms you will be enrolling:

  • Summer 2024 Term: Submit 2023-2024
  • Fall 2024, Spring 2025, and Summer 2025 Term: Submit 2024-2025




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Types of Financial Aid

The Office of Financial Aid at the Pepperdine University Graziadio Business School is committed to providing excellent financial aid packages for its students. Learn more about the scholarships, grants, and financing options we offer to students of all income levels.

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How to Apply for Financial Aid

To apply for most financial aid—including federal and state student grants and loans—you’ll need to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Although this financial aid form may seem complex, our financial aid staff are available to help you every step of the way.

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Cost of Attendance

The cost of attendance reflects the amount of money a typical student is projected to need for school-related expenses during the academic year. We want to be transparent about what college costs. So our estimate includes food, accommodation, transport, books and supplies, as well as tuition and fees.



Frequently Asked Questions

  What types of financial aid am I eligible to receive?

All students will be considered for merit scholarships based on every aspect such as academic achievements, work experience, leadership skills and other factors that can inform us of your strength. You do not need to submit a separate application, awards are given at the time of admittance to the program. Students are encouraged to submit FAFSA to be considered for federal loans. Students who are interested in BSM program should also submit FAFSA to be considered for federal and state grants.

  How do I apply for FAFSA?

Visit www.fafsa.gov to apply for financial aid. FSA ID is needed in order to submit FAFSA, visit www.fsaid.ed.gov to create your FSA ID. Pepperdine University’s school code is 001264.

  What are my costs? What is the difference between the cost of attendance and tuition?

Tuition and fees are the actual charges on your account. COA (Cost of Attendance) is an estimated dollar amount of how much you will likely need in order to attend Pepperdine Graziadio Business School. This number serves as a guide for students who need to borrow extra loans more than the tuition and fees charges, as your total financial aid cannot exceed the COA.

  When can I find out about my financial aid eligibility?

All admitted students are considered for a merit-based scholarship and are informed of any award upon acceptance. FAFSA takes about 1-2 weeks for processing, so you will be notified within 1-2 weeks after submitting FAFSA or after being accepted to the program, whichever comes first.

  How do the loans work?

Please visit Types of Aid to learn the details about loan programs.

  What is my next step in order to apply for loans?

Federal loans: if you have submitted your FAFSA, the Financial Aid Office will package your loans into your financial aid award. You need to accept your loans via WaveNet if you want to borrow loans. Once you accept, we will send out your record to DOE to check your eligibility for the Graduate PLUS loan as it requires credit approval. Meanwhile, you can visit studentaid.gov to complete loan requirements:

  • Subsidized and Unsubsidized Direct Loans: Entrance Counseling and MPN
  • Grad PLUS: Grad PLUS Counseling and PMPN

Private loans: visit FastChoice to apply. Make sure you compare terms and conditions for each lender, as you want to choose the best option for you.

  Do I have any other payment options other than loans?

Pepperdine Graziadio Business School offers a monthly payment plan option, your term balance can be divided into two or three payments. Please visit Student Accounts to learn more about payment options and tuition due dates.

  My FAFSA information does not reflect my current financial situation.

For graduate students, change in financial situation does not change federal aid eligibility. Undergraduate students should contact the Financial Aid Office to find out if the student is eligible for additional grants from federal and/or state.

  I am an international student. What are my funding options?

International students may be qualified for private loans. MPower and Prodigy are the lenders who offer private loans without a co-signer requirement. Please visit our FastChoice website to learn more about private loan options.