Scholarships and Grants
Graduate Academic Scholarship – Gold
- 15% of tuition for recipients with an incoming GPA of 3.75 or higher.
Graduate Academic Scholarship – Silver
- 10% of tuition for recipients with an incoming GPA of between 3.50 to 3.74.
Vanguard Need Grant
- Awarded to students demonstrating exceptional financial need.
Christian Educator’s Grant
- Open to students teaching full-time in a Christian school in the same area in which the Credential will be obtained will receive a 15% tuition discount.
Assemblies of God Church Grant
- Available to members of a participating church. Awards vary and are determined by the participating church in coordination with VU. Information regarding participating churches may be obtained from the University Advancement Office.
Federal Subsidized Direct Loan (For Credential Students)
This loan is based on financial need. The interest from the loan is paid by the federal government while the student is enrolled at least half-time (6 units for credential students), with an interest rate of 3.86% for 13/14. The maximum eligibility is $5,500.
Federal Unsubsidized Direct Loan
This loan is available to all students enrolled at least half-time (6 units for Credential Students, and 5 units for Master’s Students), with a fixed interest rate of 3.86% for credential students and 5.81 for Master’s students (13/14) which will accrue while in school. The maximum eligibility is $5,500 if you are a dependent Credential Student or $12,500 if you are independent (although $5,500 of this amount can be Subsidized) per academic year. Students in the Master’s Program can borrow up to $20,500.
|Tuition per unit:||$500|
|Total Units in Program for Credential:||25|
|Total Cost of Tuition for Credential:||$12,500|
|Total Units in Program for Master’s:||30-37|
|Total Cost of Tuition for Master’s:||$15,000 – $18,500|
|Books Estimate:||$57 per unit|
|Optional Health Insurance*:||$877|
*Charged per semester.
How to Apply
VU Admission Application
You must be accepted for admission in order for the Financial Aid Office to review your eligibility for all awards.
Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)
The FAFSA is the application required for all financial aid programs. This application must be completed and submitted by the student. Dependent students must also provide parental information and signatures. Independent students may need to provide spousal information and signatures. The best time to submit the FAFSA is between January 1, 2013 through March 2, 2013. FAFSA’s submitted after March 2, 2011 might not be considered for all aid programs.
Vanguard University Federal School Code: 001293
FAFSA on the Web
http://www.fafsa.gov (You may also complete the FAFSA in Spanish.) Complete the FAFSA information and submit it to the government online.
VU Grad Financial Aid Application
The Graduate Financial Aid Application is required to review your eligibility for all awards.
Other Required Forms & Applications
- All records used to complete the FAFSA should be saved. Many times the Financial Aid Office must require verification as part of the awarding process. The verification process requires the Financial Aid Office to collect from the student copies of the documents used by the family to complete the FAFSA. These documents are used to ensure that the information on the FAFSA is correct. It is also used to update any estimated information on the FAFSA. To complete verification, the Financial Aid Office may request income records such as federal tax return transcripts from the student, parents, or spouse. In addition, we may request documentation to confirm untaxed income, asset values, and household size.
- The student will be notified if verification is required. The Financial Aid Office will request from the student the forms needed to satisfy this process. Some forms we request are available online. If the forms requested to complete verification are not provided by the student, then financial aid cannot be provided to the student.
Students apply for Federal Direct Loans when they file the FAFSA. The Financial Aid Office will use this information to determine students’ eligibility for loans and will notify students of their loan eligibility on their myVU student portal. Students wishing to borrow a Direct Loan should accept the loan on the myVU Portal. Be sure to read the “Understanding Your Financial Aid Awards” brochure online before signing it. Students borrowing a Direct Loan for the first time at Vanguard University will also need to complete a Direct Loan Master Promissory Note (MPN) and complete Loan Entrance Counseling (studentloans.gov) in order to receive any loan funds. Additional information regarding the loan process will be sent to students at the time of awarding.
Code of Conduct
Vanguard University’s Financial Aid professionals are expected to always maintain exemplary standards of professional conduct in all aspects of carrying out his or her responsibilities, specifically including all dealings with any entities involved in any manner in student Financial Aid, regardless of whether such entities are involved in a government sponsored, subsidized, or regulated activity. Vanguard will not accept any private loan funds from a lender in exchange for our providing any concessions or promises to the lender.