Prospective Students

Choosing where to invest in a college education is a significant decision for many young adults, and deciding how to fund that education is as well. At LMU, our commitment to helping prepare students for success in all aspects of their lives means that you and your family don’t have to make these decisions on your own.

With the generosity of LMU’s many benefactors funding many grants and scholarships as well as access to a wide range of state, federal and institutional aid resources, you have a number of funding support options at LMU.

We invite you to explore them today within this section created just for you!

If you have questions or would like additional information, please Email Us directly to reach a member of our team.

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.

  • Entering Spring 2017
  • Entering Fall 2017