We work hard to make a PLNU education valuable and affordable through scholarship options; student employment opportunities; as well as availability of grants, loans, and other resources that can be combined to help pay for your education.
Fill out the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) prior to March 2 for top priority consideration for all types of state, federal, and institutional aid available.
A scholarship is financial aid that does not need to be repaid. Scholarships are merit-based, which means they are offered based on merit or achievement in a specific area. You can receive scholarships through PLNU or apply for others online.
A grant is financial aid that does not need to be repaid. Grants are a type of need-based aid, meaning they are given based on financial need as determined by the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). This is a very important tool for you as a student.
Federal work study (FWS) is a self-help financial aid program. It is awarded to eligible students, but is only guaranteed if the student obtains on-campus employment. FWS is intended to help pay college living expense costs while providing the student with an opportunity to gain valuable work experience. Students do not need to be eligible for FWS to obtain an on-campus job. On-campus jobs are open to all students and all jobs are open to FWS.
In addition to need-based aid listed above, PLNU offers military programs such as ROTC, TAP, and VA benefits (including Chapter 30, 31, 33, 35 & 1606, and Yellow Ribbon).
A loan is financial aid that must be repaid with interest. Loans are a type of need-based aid, meaning they are given based on financial need as determined by the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).