Understanding Financial Aid
See How Financial Aid Helps You Pay for College
An Azusa Pacific education is within your reach! Check out the following information to understand the actual cost of attending APU, available financial aid options, and how an APU degree sets students up for success as they identify their calling and pursue their dreams.
Understanding True Yearly Cost
When reviewing APU’s tuition and fees, keep in mind that most students do not pay the full price each year. In fact, 95 percent of students receive some form of financial aid, such as scholarships, grants, and loans.
|Room and board||$9,302|
|Average national four-year private college||$46,950 |
|Azusa Pacific University||$46,124|
Students from every income bracket receive financial aid:
Income distribution for all students receiving financial aid.
Breaking Down True Yearly Cost
To find out true cost, subtract all aid received from the total cost.
2018-19 cost before financial aid is factored in. Most students do not pay this amount; 96% of APU students receive some form of financial aid.
(e.g., Trustees’, Academic, Athletic, Music, RaiseMe, and more)
Based on merit; do not need to be repaid
We have partnered with RaiseMe, where you can now earn incremental, performance-based scholarships called micro-scholarships from our institution for your achievements throughout high school––both in and outside the classroom. As you progress through high school, you will have a clear view into the minimum amount of scholarships or grants you can expect from Azusa Pacific before you apply. Create a free portfolio to earn on Raise.Me.
(e.g., APU Grant, Cal Grant, Pell Grant)
Need-based financial awards; do not need to be repaid
(up to the full cost of attendance)
Need-based financial aid; require repayment
True Yearly Cost
What remains after financial aid is subtracted is the actual cost you will pay each year while attending APU. Get an estimate of your true cost with the online net price calculator.
Preparing Successful Graduates
On average, a college graduate earns nearly $24,000 more a year than a high school graduate, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. And more students graduate within four or five years at Azusa Pacific in comparison to public universities, lowering the overall cost of a degree and allowing them to begin careers sooner.
With increased employability, APU alumni find jobs and start paying back student loans sooner.
Loan Default Rates 
|Azusa Pacific University||2.95%|
It’s never too early to begin the process and learn about your available financial aid opportunities. Our admissions counselors are ready to help you navigate the process.
- Visit campus and attend a financial aid event.
- Apply to Azusa Pacific!
- Apply early for financial aid. Complete your FAFSA starting as early as October 1. (APU’s FAFSA Code: 001117)
- Contact your admissions counselor with any questions.
- Watch for a financial aid offer to arrive as early as December! Accepted students who have completed the FAFSA will receive a financial aid offer to help as they make their college decision.