While LPU Online offers a very competitive tuition rate, we recognize students and families may need assistance in paying for their education. Students may qualify for a variety of financial aid opportunities, including scholarships, grants, and loans. View opportunities below.
LPU Scholarships & Grants
Ministry Family Scholarship
The Ministry Family Scholarship is designed to support and giveback to ministry families. This scholarship is available to licensed and active ministers, their spouses, and their dependents.
The scholarship is $2,000 per year and renewable for up to four years for a total of $8,000.
How to Apply
- Online Scholarship Application - Click Here to Apply
- Copy of current ministerial license
- May require letter or statement from pastor or supervisor where verifying ministry assignment
- Must be enrolled full-time in an online associate’s or bachelor’s program (excluding students in the Immersive Training Program). Scholarship will be prorated for students enrolled ¾ time or ½ time.
- Maintain an institutional GPA of at least 2.5.
- Must be a licensed and active minister in a recognized Christian denomination OR the dependent or spouse of a licensed and active minister.
This scholarship is renewable for up to four years. Students must continue to meet eligibility requirements in order for the scholarship to renew.
Federal & State Grants
The Federal Pell Grant Program provides federal funds for students of qualifying families. To be eligible, an applicant must be a United States citizen or permanent resident, demonstrate financial need, and must not have previously earned a bachelor’s degree. Students may apply for the Pell Grant by filling out a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).
The Cal Grant program provides awards for California resident applicants who demonstrate financial need and meet GPA requirements. California resident students may apply by filling out the FAFSA and a GPA Verification Form. To be eligible for a fall semester award the student must submit a Cal Grant application and FAFSA by March 2nd.
California Dream Act
The California Dream Act is for non-SSN (social security number) students. Students must complete the online Dream Act Application and re-submit the Dream Act (Cal Grant) application online every year. Students who have never received the Dream Act (Cal Grant) must apply by the March 2nd deadline date and submit a non-SSN Cal Grant form. Applications for the Dream Act (Cal Grant) will be available after October 1st.
Students are highly encouraged to apply for outside scholarships to help cover the cost of attendance. Scholarships may be available through an employer, parent's employer, or through businesses and civic organizations in the community. Listed below are a few recommended outside scholarship websites:
- Christian Community Credit Union
- College Christian Leaders
- Fund for Theological Education
- College Board
- Scholarship Resource Network Express
Direct Subsidized & Unsubsidized Loans
The U.S. Department of Education offers a Direct Loan program to students with demonstrated financial need to help cover the costs of higher education. The amount you are eligible to borrow will be determined by the FAFSA and the loan must be repaid with interest.
What's the difference between subsidized and unsubsidized loans? The U.S. Department of Education Direct will pay your interest on Direct Subsidized Loans while you're in school at least half-time and for the first six months after you leave school. Click here to learn more about Direct Loans here.
Parent Plus Loan
Parent PLUS Loans are credit-based loan programs for parents of dependent students who are enrolled at least half time. The amount a parent is eligible to borrow is up to the cost of attendance and must be repaid with interest. Click here to learn more about Parent PLUS Loans.
Private student loans are additional loans a student can use to help cover their educational expenses. If a student does not have enough credit history established, they may need a credit-worthy co-signer. We strongly encourage students to take the time to research several lenders before making a decision. Fast Choice offers students the opportunity to simultaneously cost-compare lenders. If you have questions about private loans, please contact the Financial Aid Office at firstname.lastname@example.org.