Financial Aid at Antioch University

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Your education is more affordable than you might think.

Most Antioch University students use financial aid to help finance their education. Our Financial Aid offices can design an aid package based on your eligibility and personal level of need. Options to finance your education include Federal and State grants, Federal Direct loans, and Federal Direct Graduate PLUS loans.

Search for scholarships, evaluate a variety of loan options, and look at other types of aid. You can also arrange to pay all or a portion of your tuition each quarter in monthly installments with a tuition payment plan.

Your Antioch University education is an affordable investment in your future. We are pleased to offer a variety of federal, state, local, and institutional funding opportunities, and we are here to help you through the entire financial aid process.

Apply for Financial Aid in Three Easy Steps

  1. Apply for admission if you are a new student. Apply early to have your financial aid processed on time. Only students admitted to a degree or approved certificate program can receive financial aid.
  2. Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) online at Read the instructions carefully, follow all the required steps, and ensure you list Antioch University school code that corresponds to the correct campus:
    • Graduate School of Leadership & Change – 003010
    • Antioch University Los Angeles – E00554
    • Antioch University New England – E00557
    • Antioch University Online – 003010
    • Antioch University Santa Barbara – E00556
    • Antioch University Seattle – E00555
    After you submit your FAFSA, you will receive a confirmation number and link to your Student Aid Report (SAR) via email. If you would like to complete the paper FAFSA, you will need to contact the Department of Education at 1.800.4FED.AID to request a paper copy. You will receive an email response within 3-4 days, with a confirmation number and link to your Student Aid Report (SAR).
  3. The Financial Aid Office will award accepted students who have completed all the required documents to receive aid. Students will receive an award notice via email which will outline the necessary steps to accept awards via AUView.

Eligibility Requirements

Your family income, size, and the number of people in your family attending college along with the cost of attending Antioch University are all factors that help determine your financial need. Cost of attendance for tuition, books, and cost-of-living allowance are also included in the calculation of financial need. Antioch University uses formulas established by the federal government to determine need, based on the information you provide on the FAFSA.

While financial aid is intended to support only your school expenses, an allowance for indirect costs such as housing, food, personal expenses, and transportation is part of this cost-of-attendance budget.

The difference between the cost-of-attendance budget and your student contribution is what is called your financial need.

Antioch University considers several factors for financial aid eligibility. To qualify, you must:

  • Demonstrate financial need through the application process
  • Be accepted into a degree or certificate program
  • Register at least half-time
  • Be a US citizen or an eligible non-citizen
  • Not be in default status on previous loans or owe an overpayment on aid

Financial Aid Forms

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