Scholarships & Aid

Average Financial Aid Package at PLNU

 

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.

For more information, please visit Student Financial Services.

 

Scholarships

MERIT-BASED SCHOLARSHIPS (2014-2015)

For First-Time Freshmen

AWARD MINIMUM GPA MINIMUM SCORE AMOUNT PER YEAR
Provost's Scholarship 3.7 cumulative, weighted GPA 1150 SAT (math and critical reading only) OR 25 ACT $8,000
Trustee's Scholarship 3.8 cumulative, weighted GPA 1250 SAT (math and critical reading only) OR 28 ACT $12,000
President's Scholarship 4.0 cumulative, weighted GPA 1400 SAT (math and critical reading only) OR 32 ACT $16,000
University Honors Scholarship Competitive Scholarship All President's Scholars considered Full Tuition
All PLNU academic scholarships are renewable for all four years that you're a PLNU student. Students are guaranteed their scholarships for their first two years. After the first two years, a 3.4 college GPA must be maintained in order to renew.

 

Provost's Scholarship
 

Minimum GPA: 3.7 cumulative, weighted GPA

Minimum Score: 1150 SAT (math and critical reading only) OR 25 ACT    

Amount Per Year: $8,000

 

Trustee's Scholarship
 

Minimum GPA: 3.8 cumulative, weighted GPA

Minimum Score: 1250 SAT (math and critical reading only) OR 28 ACT

Amount Per Year: $12,000

 

President's Scholarship
 

Minimum GPA: 4.0 cumulative, weighted GPA

Minimum Score: 1400 SAT (math and critical reading only) OR 32 ACT

Amount Per Year: $16,000

 

University Honors Scholarship
 

Minimum GPA: Competitive Scholarship

Minimum Score: All President's Scholars considered

Amount Per Year: Full Tuition

 

All PLNU academic scholarships are renewable for all four years that you're a PLNU student. Students are guaranteed their scholarships for their first two years. After the first two years, a 3.4 college GPA must be maintained in order to renew.

 

For Transfer Students with 23 or Fewer College Units

AWARD MINIMUM COLLEGE GPA MINIMUM HIGH SCHOOL GPA MINIMUM TEST SCORES AMOUNT PER YEAR
Transfer Provost's Scholarship 3.4 cumulative GPA 3.7 cumulative, weighted GPA 1150 SAT (math and critical reading only) OR 25 ACT $4,000
Transfer Trustee's Scholarship 3.75 cumulative GPA 3.8 cumulative, weighted GPA 1250 SAT (math and critical reading only) OR 28 ACT $6,000

 

Transfer Provost's Scholarship
 

Minimum College GPA: 3.4 cumulative GPA

Minimum High School GPA: 3.7 cumulative, weighted GPA

Minimum Test Scores: 1150 SAT (math and critical reading only) OR 25 ACT

Amount Per Year: $4,000

 

Transfer Trustee's Scholarship
 

Minimum College GPA: 3.75 cumulative GPA

Minimum High School GPA: 3.8 cumulative, weighted GPA

Minimum Test Scores: 1250 SAT (math and critical reading only) OR 28 ACT

Amount Per Year: $6,000
 

 


For Transfer Students with 24 or More College Units

AWARD MINIMUM COLLEGE GPA AMOUNT PER YEAR
Transfer Provost's Scholarship 3.4 cumulative GPA $4,000
Transfer Trustee's Scholarship 3.75 cumulative GPA $6,000

 

Transfer Provost's Scholarship
 

Minimum College GPA: 3.4 cumulative GPA

Amount Per Year: $4,000


Transfer Trustee's Scholarship
 

Minimum College GPA: 3.75 cumulative GPA

Amount Per Year: $6,000

 

NON MERIT-BASED SCHOLARSHIPS

Involvement Scholarships
PLNU offers scholarships based on your involvement, no matter your major! Involvement scholarships are offered in the areas of athletics, speech and debate, music, and theatre. To learn more about the application process and qualifications for involvement scholarships, students should contact the applicable department. 

AREA CONTACT

Athletics

Athletics

Intercollegiate Athletic Department
(619) 849-2265
Athletics Website

Speech and Debate

Speech and Debate

Department of Communication and Theatre
(619) 849-2391
Department of Communication and Theatre Website

Music

Music

Department of Music
(619) 849-2445
Department of Music Website

Theatre

Theatre

Department of Communication and Theatre
(619) 849-2248
Department of Communication and Theatre Website

 

 

Outside Scholarships
Scholarships awarded through outside organizations can also be applied to attendance costs at PLNU. In addition to accepting outside scholarships, PLNU also provides resources to help you research and apply for outside scholarships.

 

Endowed Scholarships (for current students)
Once you’re a PLNU student, you will have the opportunity to apply for additional scholarships. PLNU offers approximately 300 endowed scholarship opportunities, which are made available through various PLNU departments, offices, and alumni.

 

For more information on scholarships, please visit Student Financial Services.

 

Grants

Grants are a type of financial aid that does not need to be repaid. Some are awarded based on involvement or background, while others are awarded based on financial need as determined by the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).

 

Loans

Federal and private loans are need-based financial aid that must be repaid, sometimes with interest. Federal loans include the Direct Student Loan, Parent PLUS Loan, Perkins Loan and more. Some federal loans don't accrue any interest while you're still a student. 

 

Work-Study

Federal Work-Study (FWS) is a self-help financial aid program that allows eligible students to help pay college living expenses through on-campus employment.

 

Military

PLNU offers military programs such as ROTC, TAP, and VA benefits (including Chapter 30, 31, 33, 35 & 1606, and Yellow Ribbon).

 

Other Aid

Other aid includes CA Vocational Rehab, 529 Plans, and company/employee reimbursement programs.

 

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