Financial Aid

College of the Arts Art and Design Scholarship

The College of the Arts invites incoming undergraduate students in an art or design major to apply for our Art and Design Scholarship. Eligible majors include:

  • B.A. in Art
  • B.A. in Design Studies
  • BFA in Art

Applications for the Art and Design Scholarship are included as part of the APU application for all art and design majors.

The scholarship deadline for fall 2019 has now passed and applications are closed for this year’s incoming class.

Art and Design Scholarship applications for the fall 2020 incoming class will be available August 2019. The priority deadline for fall 2020 applications will be February 15, 2020.

This talent-based scholarship is renewable and can be awarded in addition to any other academic merit scholarships and need-based aid.

For more information on the scholarship application process, please contact the College of the Arts at (626) 815-4600 or cota@apu.edu.

Learn more about the Art and Design Scholarship.

Paying for Your Education

Many financial aid options are available to make your art major affordable.

Although a private college education may seem out of reach for many, recent research from Kiplinger reveals that the actual value of some private universities may prove this assumption wrong. In 2010, Kiplinger selected Azusa Pacific University for its Top 100 Best Values in Private Colleges rankings. Read more about APU’s ranking in Kiplinger’s Best Values in Private Colleges.

APU students may take advantage of three types of financial aid: scholarships and grants, education loans, and student employment.

Scholarships and Grants

Scholarships and grants are considered “gift aid” and do not require repayment. They can come from federal, state, or private sources. Scholarships are typically merit-based, meaning they are awarded depending on demonstrated academic ability or other specific talents.

Scholarships are often available from sources outside of APU. You can search for these scholarships through websites such as finaid.org or fastweb.com. One Stop is sometimes notified of scholarships available through APU departments or local organizations, and can provide information about any available scholarships on request.

Education Loans

Education loans are usually repaid after graduation, may be deferred until after graduate school, and often have very low interest rates.

Military Benefits

Military members—and in some cases their spouses and dependents—qualify for financial assistance covering tuition, housing, and books. Azusa Pacific is a Yellow Ribbon University and Military Friendly School, so you can be confident that you’ll receive the benefits and flexibility you need to complete your education.

Student Employment

On-campus student employment is available for students needing additional income to pay for education-related expenses. APU students also find work off campus in the surrounding community.

Net Price Calculator

We’re committed to helping families understand early in the college search process the value of the APU experience, and options for affordable financing of a top-tier Christian university education.

Now that you’re familiar with the financial aid opportunities available to APU students, it’s time to estimate what your true cost may be to attend Azusa Pacific. Remember, estimations are only as accurate as the information you provide. Click on the Net Price Calculator button below to begin.

Net Price Calculator

Note: This information is current for the 2018-19 academic year; however, all stated academic information is subject to change. Please refer to the current Academic Catalog for more information.