Basis of Student Aid
George Fox University offers several financial assistance programs for its degree-seeking students. Loans are a primary source of financial aid for graduate study. A limited number of need-based and academic-based grants and scholarships are available in some programs (please click here for Seminary specific financial aid opportunities). Financial need is determined by a uniform method of analysis of information the student provides on the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). The need analysis helps the university determine the contribution the student is expected to make. The difference between expected family contribution (EFC) and the cost of attendance at the university is the "need" that financial aid attempts to fill. All students in need of financial aid are encouraged to complete the FAFSA.
Information on financial aid options and application procedures are available from the Financial Aid Office. Students must be enrolled at least half time (4 graduate credits per semester) to receive financial aid. They must also meet eligibility requirements of the programs from which they receive assistance. Such requirements include maintaining satisfactory academic progress toward a degree, maintaining a minimum grade point average, having financial need, and other specific conditions of federal, state, or university regulations.
The total financial aid package including all grants, scholarships, and loans may not exceed the amount of need when federal program funds are included. Virtually every student in the university who can demonstrate need is awarded funds to assist in meeting the cost of attendance.
Continuation of financial aid requires that the student maintains a good academic standing and maintains satisfactory academic progress. Click here for more information concerning satisfactory academic progress.
We are committed to serving all of our students as Jesus would, by helping them grow to be their very best as we build relationships with love, concern, compassion, and good stewardship.