APU Grant

For students with considerable financial need, Azusa Pacific University invests millions of dollars annually to partner with families working to bridge the gap of affording the one-of-a-kind, transformational educational experience provided at APU.


Based on financial need as determined by the FAFSA, the APU Grant is calculated based on cost of attendance less other resources available to the student. Eligibility for this award may change if new information is received. The student must be enrolled at least half time.

Yearly Amount

Up to $10,000 ($5,000 per semester) depending on financial need and available resources. The amount offered will be prorated if the student is attending less than full time.

How to Apply

Complete the FAFSA as soon as possible after January 1 prior to the upcoming fall semester.


Once the student’s admissions and financial aid files are complete, this award usually disburses into the student’s APU account during the first month of the semester (first half of the award in fall, the second half in spring), or later depending on when documentation is received.


Up to four years. The award may be re-evaluated from year to year to determine continuing eligibility based on an assessment of the student’s continuing financial need. Eligibility for this award may change if new information is received.

To Retain Eligibility

The student must maintain Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP).