Applying for Aid

LMU participates in all federal and state financial aid programs and offers many grant, scholarship and loan programs of our own. 91% of enrolling freshmen and 84% of all undergraduate students were offered financial aid during the 2014-15 academic year (the most recent reporting year).

General Eligibility for Financial Aid and FAFSA

All need-based financial aid awards and many other aid awards are determined in whole or in part by the information submitted as part of a student’s Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Students can submit their FAFSA to LMU even prior to applying for admission. The Financial Aid Office recommends applying for aid as soon as possible, beginning October 1st of each year; however, FAFSA information is only processed by LMU after a student receives an offer of admission.

To learn more about completing your FAFSA and financial aid eligibility at LMU, please review the information linked below:


California Dream Act for Undocumented Immigrant/(AB540) Students

  • The California Dream Act allows students who meet the AB540 criteria to apply for state aid as well as be considered for institutional aid. However, completing this application does not guarantee you will receive institutional aid.
  • You can find more information about the California Dream Act and how to apply at the California Student Aid Commission's website here.
  • To be considered for the Cal Grant and institutional aid you must also complete the Affidavit of Immigration Status.
  • If you have not applied for DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals) due to financial or other reasons please fill out the ‌Affidavit Regarding Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals.

Getting Started

Please follow the links below that correspond to your expected entering term to guide you through applying for financial aid at LMU.



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