How to Apply for Financial Aid
There are many different types of federal and state financial aid available to students at Antioch University Los Angeles. Here are the three basic steps to apply for aid:
- Complete the online AULA Financial Aid Request Form 2013-14. You can also submit a paper form, which can also be found on our Forms page.
- Complete the 2013-14 Free Application for Federal Student Aid*
This can be done online at www.fafsa.ed.gov. Once you submit the application, it may take a few days to process. Before you begin, you will need to have a personal identification number (PIN) that will act as your electronic signature. You can apply for your PIN at www.pin.ed.gov. This usually takes a few days to be emailed to you, so be sure to factor that in.
- Complete the Direct Stafford Loan Master Promissory Note (MPN) and Entrance Counseling. These can both be completed online at www.studentloans.gov. You will use your FAFSA PIN to login to the site and sign the MPN electronically.
These steps are necessary to receive most of the basic types of federal aid, including the Federal Pell Grant, Federal Supplemental Education Opportunity Grant (FSEOG), Federal Direct Stafford and Federal Perkins loans, and Federal Work-Study (FWS).
Your eligibility for each type of aid will be determined by our Financial Aid Office. Please keep in mind that this may take a few days to process. Planning in advance and getting us your paperwork quickly will ensure that your financial aid is delivered in a timely manner.
If you have been notified that your FAFSA was selected for a process called “verification,” please submit one of these forms:
2012-13 Verification Worksheet for Dependent Students. Use this form if you were found to be a dependent student on your FAFSA.
2012-13 Verification Worksheet for Independent Students. Use this form if you were found to be an independent student on your FAFSA.
In addition, you may be required to submit a copy of your IRS Tax Return Transcript (and one from your parent(s) if you are a dependent student). Transcripts can be ordered by calling 800-908-9946 or online at the IRS website .