Financial Aid for Graduates

Lezli Fang
Director of Financial Aid
lezliyf@uwest.edu
Yanela Morgan
Financial Aid Officer
yanelam@uwest.edu

 

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Working Together to Pay For Your Education

You are already making one of the most important decisions of your life: to pursue the next chapter in your academic career.

UWest does everything we can to help our graduate students find and apply for federal, state, and local grants and scholarships, so they can focus on their academics. We are partners in financing your education!

 

Low Tuition and Scholarships Keep Your Debt in Check

Our dedication to providing exceptional financial aid services starts with affordable tuition.

Did you know that UWest offers one of the lowest tuition rates of any private, accredited university in the nation? 1/3 of the tuition cost of many of the other private schools in Southern California!

To make graduate education affordable, we also extend financial aid through merit scholarships, work-study, and student loans.

Select graduate students can qualify for $7,000/year in merit scholarships.

Select PhD students can earn $9,000/year in merit scholarships. You can renew these scholarships every year as long as you are in good academic standing.

80% of our students currently receive some form of aid.

 

How Much Will It Cost to Attend UWest?

Cost
On Campus
Off Campus
Tuition ($664/unit)
$11,952
$11,952
Mandatory Fees
$1,106
$1,106
Room & Board
$9,656
*$17,784
Total Direct Costs
$22,714
$30,842

*Students residing off-campus are not charged for room and board. This amount is an estimated room and board budget used in financial aid packaging for students living off-campus.

 

A detailed overview of a Graduate Program’s Costs for the 2022-2023 academic year can be viewed here.

Important Dates

President’s Scholarship, Dean’s Scholarship, and UWest Scholarship
April 1 – Current Students

 

Lotus Scholarship
April 1 – All Students in Eligible Programs

 

Metta Scholarship
April 1 – Incoming Domestic Transfers and HS Graduates

 

Dream Scholarship
June 1 – Incoming Dreamer students
 AJ Wang Scholarship
June 1 – Incoming Domestic HS Graduates

 

Golden Benefactor Awards
Fall, first Monday following the last day of the previous Spring semester
Spring, first Monday following the last day of the previous Fall semester

 

IBEF Scholarship / Fellowship / Research Grant
November 15 – Spring
May 1 – Fall

 

Outstanding International Student Scholarship
June 1 – International Students