Financial Aid Policies
Financial Aid Policy for International Programs
To assist the student with the cost of including an international educational experience, the university may make academic scholarships and financial aid available for approved programs during the fall and spring semesters (see Financial Aid Policy for International and Off-Campus Programs below). Summer and interterm programs are developed specifically to supplement and enrich students’ standard fall and spring semester program, and there is typically no financial aid available to assist with the cost of these programs. All students participating in study abroad programs are required to pay the additional international health fee.
A student considering participating in an international program should 1) make an appointment with the director of the Center for Global Learning & Engagement to review the options and procedures of enrollment, and 2) consult with a counselor in the Office of Undergraduate Student Financial Services to discuss the program costs and financial options.
The following international semester, summer, and interterm programs satisfy the institutional mission and academic standards of APU and are approved for student participation.
Financial Aid Policy for International, Study Abroad, and Off-campus Programs
Students participating in international and off-campus education programs approved by Azusa Pacific University for student participation (i.e., programs sponsored by APU, such as the South Africa and Azusa Oxford Semesters, or by the Council for Christian Colleges & Universities [CCCU]), during either the fall or spring semester:
- Will be charged standard, on-campus tuition except for more costly programs for which a higher tuition shall be charged to provide a minimum administrative margin of $500.
- Will be eligible to receive their academic scholarship for only one semester of international or off-campus education programs (L.A. Term, South Africa Semester, and High Sierra Semester programs are not included in this limitation).
- Will be eligible to receive federal, state, and other noninstitutional scholarships or fellowship funding for a maximum of two semesters of off-campus programs, limited to one semester per academic year.
- Will be eligible to receive all other institutional aid only if participating in the Azusa Oxford Semester, South Africa Semester, L.A. Term, and High Sierra Semester. International students may qualify for an international scholarship.
- Will NOT be eligible to receive scholarships that require on-campus participation (e.g., athletics and music).
- May incur additional fees if they enroll in APU online and independent study courses while studying abroad.
A faculty/staff tuition discount and one tuition exchange benefit can be awarded each semester for international and domestic off-campus programs, including the Azusa Oxford Semester and CCCU-sponsored programs (L.A. Term and High Sierra Semester programs are not included in this limitation). A total of three faculty/staff or tuition exchange benefits are awarded each semester for the South Africa Semester. The selection will be determined in order by (1) academic merit: cumulative GPA and academic major; (2) academic rank: first semester senior, then second semester junior, etc.; and (3) tenure of faculty/staff employment at the university. A student who receives the faculty/staff tuition discount will qualify for his/her study abroad semester ONLY if a completed Off-Campus Registration Form (PDF) is submitted to the Center for Global Learning & Engagement no later than these dates:
Fall participants: March 30
Spring participants: October 1
At this time, no institutional aid will be provided by APU for other APU-approved programs or other international programs approved by the Center for Global Learning & Engagement. Federal, state, and other outside scholarship or fellowship funding will be available for these programs approved by the Center for Global Learning & Engagement. Since international programs sponsored or approved by Azusa Pacific University for student participation during the interterm and summer are developed specifically with the intent to assist students in supplementing and enriching their standard fall and spring semester education, and financial aid is typically not available to assist to with the cost of travel, the tuition is reduced to one-half of the standard summer school charge, except for programs where the tuition is higher than at APU, in which case the program's tuition will be charged. All students participating in international educational study programs and registered through APU will be charged the additional International Health Fee. Students participating in study abroad programs that are not sponsored or approved by either APU or the CCCU will not be eligible to receive their federal, state, or institutional aid.
Other International Programs
Students who are considering other programs which are not sponsored or approved by Azusa Pacific University, should meet with the director of the Center for Global Learning & Engagement prior to applying and enrolling in the program. A leave of absence from APU may be required in order to participate in the program. Upon completion of the program, an official transcript should be sent to APU, subject to the same standards of evaluation as other transfers of credit.