There are two types of Federal grants available to Undergraduates: the Federal Pell grant and the FSEOG (Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant). Generally, Graduate students are not eligible for federal grant aid. The Pell grant is an entitlement grant based on the EFC (Expected Family Contribution) number from your FAFSA application. For 2014-15, those with an EFC between 0 and 5,157 will generally be awarded with some Pell grant funds based on the number of units enrolled each quarter. The FSEOG is a campus-based grant that is allocated to Antioch yearly and shared by four of the Antioch campuses around the country. The funds are given primarily to those who are Pell-eligible. Since there is a limited amount, it is often awarded and depleted by the Fall quarter, although some students forfeit their FSEOG for non-enrollment or Leave of Absence, so check with our office for availability.
The state of California offers several grants to residents, primarily the Cal grant, a need-based grant to Undergraduates that also factors in your high school GPA or the GPA from your last college attended. The yearly application deadline for each Fall quarter is March 2nd, and the application requires a FAFSA for the upcoming year and a GPA verification form. For more information on this and other CA grant offerings, please click here.
If you already have a Cal grant and wish to have it applied to Antioch University Los Angeles, contact the California Student Aid Commission. You can reach their website by clicking the photo below.
Aside from the Federal Pell and FSEOG grants, and the California State Cal Grants, Antioch University Los Angeles has a number of Institutional scholarships and grants available. Below is the list for the 2014-15 year:
- New Student Grant – available to students entering a program for the first time, and provides a 25% tuition discount (based on first term pricing). Click here for the application and instructions. (MAOM and MANM not included)
- Stephen Leiter Scholarship – offers a $1,000 scholarship opportunity for undergraduate students only. (This is a donor-funded scholarship and the Financial Aid Office will provide details and applications to continuing students as funds become available.)
- Micucci Scholarship – offers a $500 scholarship opportunity for both undergraduate and graduate students. (This is a donor-funded scholarship and the Financial Aid Office will provide details and applications to continuing students as funds become available.)
- President’s Student Scholarship – offers a $1,000 scholarship opportunity for both undergraduate and graduate students. (This is a donor-funded scholarship and the Financial Aid Office will provide details and applications to continuing students as funds become available.)
Some of these may require you to write an essay and/or a “thank you” note.
Our new Masters in Non-Profit Management program has scholarships for new students available here: here.
At AULA, we are always on the lookout for the best scholarship opportunities available outside of our institution. For a list of the ones we have found, please click here..
For more options, we suggest you try these websites:
Keep in mind: if a scholarship application asks you to pay a fee, it is probably a scam. Scholarships and grants are free money, and it should not cost you anything to apply. You should also beware of scholarship opportunities that are really just an easy way for startup companies to collect potential customer information. It is hard to know the intentions of every scholarship offering, but usually newer companies are eager to do this, so proceed with caution.
Also, please remember to report any scholarships you are awarded to the Financial Aid Office so that they can be added to your award letter.