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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
4.3% fixed interest rate for 2020-21 5.3% fixed interest rate for 2020-21
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 $325-$3,173 per term for 2020-21 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 $4,542 per term May be eligible for tuition grant up to $4,542 per term
  May be eligible for a living stipend up to $835 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)
2.75% fixed interest rate for 2020-21 2.75% fixed interest rate for 2020-21 5.3% fixed interest rate for 2020-21

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 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.

 


 

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. 

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 2020.
  • Applicants must be in an on-ground program at PGBS or online BSM program. Other online program students are ineligible to apply.
  • Students are encouraged to submit 2020-2021 FAFSA as some scholarships are based on need.
  • Students who are starting the program in Fall 2020 must submit an enrollment commitment deposit.

PGBS Scholarship Application for 2020-2021 academic year is currently closed.

 


 

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