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Types of Financial Aid

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Graduate Students

Merit Scholarships

Each year, the Graziadio Business School generously invests in merit-based scholarships to reward high-quality applicants who demonstrate excellence in past achievements and strong potential to succeed in our programs. Scholarship selections are based on a wide range of factors, including, but not limited to undergraduate GPA, GMAT/GRE scores (if provided), professional accomplishments, leadership abilities, and other strengths noted by the Admissions Committee. For most programs, the scholarship determination takes place in conjunction with the admission review, and selected applicants are notified within 1-2 weeks after the admission decision.

Note: Executive (EMBA, PKE, DBA, and MSOD) and Online program students are not eligible for a merit scholarship but may be eligible for other aid. Please consult directly with your recruitment advisor.

Federal Loans*

No credit check required Requires credit approval
Six months of grace period  
Federal Direct Unsubsidized Loan Federal Direct Grad PLUS Loan
6.54% fixed interest rate for 2022-23 7.54% fixed interest rate for 2022-23
1.057% origination fee (will change every Oct. 1st) 4.228% origination fee (will change every Oct. 1st)
Annual loan limit of $20,500 May borrow up to the cost of attendance minus other financial aid
  • Repayment begins six months after the student graduates or drops below half-time enrollment (below 4 units)
  • Various repayment terms
  • Various repayment options: income-based, income-contingent, pay as you earn
  • Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program
  • No prepayment penalty
  • For detailed information, please visit Federal Student Aid - Loans

*Must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident

Private Loans

Students may freely choose to borrow from any lender of your choice. Pepperdine Graziadio Business School does not have any preferred lender arrangements. To review the terms and conditions for private loans offered by some lenders used by Pepperdine Graziadio Business School students, please visit FastChoice.

 


 

Undergraduate Students

Merit Scholarships

Students will be awarded based on GPA and work experience. No application needed, recipients are selected and notified within 1-2 weeks after the admission decision.

Federal Grants (FAFSA required)

Federal Pell Grant Federal SEOG (Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant)
Need-based for undergraduate students Awarded to students with exceptional financial need
Amount varies between $355-$3,447 per term for the 2022-23 school year Must be eligible for Pell Grant to qualify

For detailed information, please visit Federal Student Aid–Grants and Scholarships

Cal Grant (FAFSA and GPA Verification required)

Cal Grant A Cal Grant B
Minimum GPA of 3.0 or above Minimum GPA of 2.0 or above
May be eligible for tuition grant up to $4,610 per term May be eligible for tuition grant up to $4,610 per term
  May be eligible for a living stipend up to $824 per term
  • FAFSA and GPA Verification Form must be submitted by March 2nd
  • Must maintain at least half-time enrollment
  • For detailed information, please visit the California Student Aid Commission

Federal Loans

Interest will not accumulate while attending school for at least half-time (6 units) Interest will accumulate as soon as the fund is disbursed Borrower is the parent, not the student
No prepayment penalties No prepayment penalties No prepayment penalties
Federal Direct Subsidized Loan Federal Direct Unsubsidized Loan Federal Direct Parent PLUS Loan (Dependent student only)
4.99% fixed interest rate for 2022-23 4.99% fixed interest rate for 2022-23 7.54% fixed interest rate for 2022-23

1.057% origination fee (will change every Oct. 1st)

1.057% origination fee (will change every Oct. 1st) 4.228% origination fee (will change every Oct. 1st)
May be eligible up to $2,750 per term May be eligible up to $1,000 per term for dependent students and $3,500 per term for independent students May borrow up to the cost of attendance minus other financial aid

For detailed information, please visit Federal Student Aid - Loans

Private Loans

Students may freely choose to borrow from any lender of their choice. Pepperdine Graziadio Business School does not have any preferred lender arrangements. To review the terms and conditions for private loans offered by some lenders used by Pepperdine Graziadio Business School students, please visit FastChoice.

 


 

Endowed Scholarships

Pepperdine Graziadio Business School offers various scholarships for students meeting specific scholarship criteria. These awards are made available by gifts from University supporters and alumni as well as from endowed funds. Awards are made annually according to established requirements and amounts may vary based on the availability of funds.

Note: Online program students are not eligible. Scholarship recipients will be finalized by the first week of the Fall 2022 classes.

Before submitting the application, please be advised of the following:

  • Scholarship opportunities are available to full-time, part-time (fully-employed), and executive students who will be enrolled at least 6 units in Fall 2022.
  • Applicants must be in an on-ground program at PGBS. Online program students are ineligible to apply.
  • Students are encouraged to submit the 2022-2023 FAFSA as some scholarships are based on need.
  • Students who are starting the program in Fall 2022 must submit an enrollment commitment deposit.
  • Apply June 13, 2022-August 12, 2022. Apply for Endowed Scholarships.

 


 

Outside Scholarships

We encourage students to explore the external scholarships offered by organizations, private sources, employers, religious groups, and professional associations. Below are some of the free scholarship search engines as well as external organizations offering scholarship opportunities.

Scholarship Search Engines External Organizations

Hispanic Scholarship Fund
HSF empowers students and parents with the knowledge and resources to successfully complete a higher education, while providing support services and scholarships to as many exceptional students, HSF Scholars and Alumni as possible. Learn more about the Hispanic Scholarship Fund.

Paul & Daisy Soros Fellowships for New Americans

The Paul & Daisy Soros Fellowships for New Americans program honors the contributions of immigrants and children of immigrants to the United States. Each year, we invest in the graduate education of 30 New Americans—immigrants and children of immigrants—who are poised to make significant contributions to US society, culture or their academic field. Each Fellow receives up to $90,000 in financial support over two years, and they join a lifelong community of New American Fellows. Learn more about the Paul & Daisy Soros Fellowships for New Americans program.

AAUW - American Association of University Women
Since 1888, AAUW has been one of the largest funders of women’s graduate education, investing in women who go on to change the world. Learn more about the AAUW

UNCF - United Negro College Fund
UNCF manages various scholarship programs and each program has its own eligibility criteria, open/close dates and required documentation. To apply for a UNCF scholarship, you must apply through the on-line application process. As many of the UNCF scholarships require that the scholarship recipient apply for Federal Student Aid, it is recommended that applicants complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Learn more about the UNCF

Fulbright Scholar Program
The Fulbright U.S. Scholar Program offers over 400 awards in more than 130 countries for U.S. citizens to teach, conduct research and carry out professional projects around the world.  College and university faculty, as well as artists and professionals from a wide range of fields can join over 400,000 Fulbrighters who have come away with enhanced skills, new connections and greater mutual understanding. Learn more about the Fulbright Scholar Program

Mustard Seed Foundation
The Harvey Fellows Program provides scholarships to Christian students who are pursuing graduate studies at premier universities in fields considered to be underrepresented by Christians and who possess a unique vision to impact society through their vocations. Learn more about the Mustard Seed Foundation

GBHEM - General Board of Higher Education and Ministry
GBHEM’s Office of Loans and Scholarships provides millions of dollars in scholarships to students every year. Finances should never be a barrier to answering your calling in life. GBHEM is here to help as you follow the educational path that’s right for you. Learn more about the GBHEM

Harold & Muriel Berkman Charitable Foundation
The Foundation awards approximately 60-70 scholarships annually.  Since 2014, 175 U.S. Veterans have received scholarship awards with over 20 of them having earned a Combat Infantryman Badge.  Also, 231 students pursuing a marketing major have received scholarships, and twenty research faculty have received grants to pursue research aimed at furthering knowledge about marketing.  In total, the Foundation has awarded over $450,000 in scholarships and grants. Learn more about the Harold & Muriel Berkman Charitable Foundation

AIERF - Appraisal Institute of Education and Relief Foundation
Awarded on the basis of academic excellence, this scholarship helps finance the educational endeavors of undergraduate or graduate students concentrating, or with demonstrated interest, in real estate appraisal and/or valuation. Learn more about the AIERF