Financial Aid

Loans, Scholarships, & Grants

There are many resources available to you which can be combined to help pay for your education. These are the resources you should seek out first to make furthering your education more affordable. Move down the list as necessary, but always remember to consider what your payment amounts will be before deciding to take on additional debt.

1. Grants and ScholarshipsFree aid offered by Federal and State governments, PLNU and/or outside agencies
2. Self PaymentSavings, Monthly Payment Plan, Family & Friends
3. Federal loansLow interest rate loans, such as Perkins and Federal Direct loans, offered by the Federal Government
4. Graduate PLUS loansCredit-based Federal loan used if the Cost of Attendance exceeds federal loan eligibility.
5. Private loansCredit-based Private Loans used when all other resources are exhausted or if your program is not eligible for Federal aid

For more information on the financial aid process, visit the American Student Assistance website.

Ready to apply for financial aid?

Take the next step and start the application process.  Click here to begin.

Already applied for aid?

Login to your student portal ( to view your Financial Aid Package, track documents that you have submitted or may still need to submit, and find assistance in completing the steps required for certain financial aid disbursements.  In the Students tab, click on Financial Aid Awards.

Financial Aid Forms

Already applied for aid and looking for a particular financial aid form?  Click here.