Scholarships & Grants

On this page you will learn about federal and state funding opportunities that do not have to be paid back, as well as AULA internal scholarship and external scholarship opportunities.  Please remember to check this page periodically for updates on funding opportunities.

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 2015-16, those with an EFC between 0 and 5,198 will generally be awarded with some Pell grant funds based on the number of units enrolled each quarter.  The maximum Pell annual grant funding that an eligible student can receive is $5,815.

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.  The maximum FSEOG annual grant funding that an eligible student can receive is $4,000.

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 maximum Cal grant annual funding that an eligible student can receive is $9,084.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.


Keep in mind that in order to access the Cal grant, you will need to request your GPA.   This is a two step process: (1) inform your instructors that you will be requesting a GPA for their courses and (2) submit your request to the registration and financial aid offices.  Allow plenty of time to process your request (we suggest at least 4 – 6 weeks in advance).  Once again, note that the Cal grant application due date is March 2nd of every year.

In addition to the Pell and Cal grant programs, there is the Federal Work-Study Program, which provides students $13.00 per hour for up to 20 hours of work per week.  Please refer to the Work-Study Program pages under the university’s Human Resources and other Financial Aid pages.  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 as described below:

Note: The application process is currently closed for AULA’s Spring 2016 Departmental & Donor-based Scholarships/Grants. The next opportunity for students to apply and be considered for these awards is the Summer 2016 Term.  We are in process of posting the new application and information packet.

Departmental Scholarships/Grants

All newly admitted AULA students that meet the stipulated scholarship/grant eligibility criteria are automatically considered for this funding opportunity. A new student’s admission application file is used by the Program’s Scholarship/Grant Committee in determining recipients in their particular program. Every term, a select group of continuing students may be eligible for these awards based on exceptional merit or high financial aid need.  Some departments may require a supplemental application in order to consider a continuing student.  For additional questions, students should contact the chairs of their academic department.

Donor-based Scholarships

AULA has several scholarships that are donor-funded. To be eligible for these scholarships certain criteria must be met and a separate application is necessary in order to be considered. Applications are reviewed by an AULA Scholarship Committee, which is comprised of faculty members.  Information pertaining to these scholarships is outlined in the AULA Scholarships/Grants Packet.  For additional questions, students should contact the AULA Financial Aid & Scholarships Office or their academic department.

*Some of the Scholarships/Grants mentioned above may require you to write an essay and/or a “thank you” note.

Our Masters in Non-Profit Management program has scholarships for new students available HERE.

To begin your external Scholarship Search, please consider the following (click on the links). 

Antioch University System-wide Scholarship Search Site/Database

*The key to see all scholarships is to select as a filter “Undergraduate” or “Graduate” (depending on your status), or both levels and the “OR” option.

SALT: a resourceful online program to assist with Scholarship searches, as well as academic, career, and financial aid planning

*Set up a profile to access this free program; AULA is a member, so your experience will be personalized

SALLIEMAE: a well-regarded loan provider and servicer that assists in locating Scholarship opportunities

*Set up a profile to access this free program

For more options, we suggest you try these websites:

Fast Web
Online Colleges, Scholarships, and Degree Programs
My College Scholarship
Big Future by The College Board
My College Scholarship
Tuition Funding Sources

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.

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.

We wish you the very best in your search for and in securing funding resources for your education.  Happy hunting!