How do I apply?

To be considered, all students must register with Need Access (www.needaccess.com) and submit the electronic application. Please note that there is a $28 application fee. We are unable to offer fee waivers. You will need your most recent tax information to complete the Need Access application.

When is the deadline?

We encourage applicants to apply by our February 15 priority deadline using the Need Access form at www.needaccess.com. All funds are available on a first come, first served basis. It is possible to apply after the deadline but there may not be availability of funds. You are required to apply for need-based funding every year, and your financial need will be re-assessed with each application.

Who is eligible?

All prospective, admitted, and returning degree-seeking U.S.and international students are invited to apply. Please note that while prospective students may apply, you must be admitted before we will review your application. Please see the full eligibility requirements here.

How much aid is available for the need-based institutional grant?

Need-based grants range from $1,000 to $5,000. They are awarded in addition to any merit scholarships you may receive, and do not need to be repaid.

How do I pay my bill online?

Billing notifications will be sent electronically each semester. The Fall semester payment due date is August 29, 2011 and the Spring semester due date is January 30, 2012.

Are there grants available?

There are also several need-based grants for our undergraduate students from the international policy studies program, including the Cal Grant ProgramFederal Pell Grant, and Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant.

Is there funding for the program?

Participating students pay tuition for one semester (12 credits) and in return receive faculty supervision of the academic offerings and assignments outlined above. In addition to tuition, students cover expenses of travel airfare, rent, and other living expenses.

How do I pay my bill online?

Billing notifications will be sent electronically each semester. The Fall semester payment due date is August 29, 2011 and the Spring semester due date is January 30, 2012.

Are there grants available?

There are also several need-based grants for our undergraduate students from the international policy studies program, including the Cal Grant ProgramFederal Pell Grant, and Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant.