Financial Aid + Scholarships

CIU offers affordable tuition, payment plans, and generous scholarship and financial aid packages.

Find financial aid options to help you pay for an advanced degree at CIU.

FEDERAL FINANCIAL AID: FEDERAL STUDENT LOANS

Students who qualify may be eligible for federal financial aid through federal loans from the United States government. Students will need to complete a FAFSA application and our Financial Aid team will assist you in determining your Financial Aid eligibility.

SUBMIT A FAFSA APPLICATION  → 

Note: This is currently the financial aid page, but we recommend keeping this content as an informative guide to submitting the FAFSA while providing a more in-depth overview of federal financial aid on the Financial Aid page.

FEDERAL FINANCIAL AID: PELL GRANTS

Students pursuing an undergraduate degree with a demonstrated financial need may be eligible for federal Pell Grants. Unlike federal student loans, Pell Grants do not need to be repaid. Students will need to complete a FAFSA application and must demonstrate a need for financial aid in order to be eligible.

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MILITARY TUITION ASSISTANCE

For servicemen and women, veterans, and their spouses and children, military tuition assistance, also known as military TA, is available to help cover the cost of tuition and expenses, books and other supplies, course fees, and room and board. Various branches of the military offer different types of scholarships and grants, and some forms of military TA can only be used for tuition expenses. 

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How can I get in touch if I have questions about financial aid?

California Intercontinental University’s Financial Aid Department can assist you with FAFSA applications, direct you to scholarship programs and other resources, and answer questions you have about the financial aid process or your individual financial aid package.

Please contact us at 1-866-687-2258 or email us at finaid@caluniversity.edu

STATE GRANTS + SCHOLARSHIPS

Some states offer scholarships and grants to students pursuing secondary education degrees. Amounts awarded vary by state, and students may be required to submit an application with their state’s higher education agency. Contact your state’s higher education department coordinator to learn more.

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EMPLOYER TUITION ASSISTANCE

Some employers may offer tuition assistance for employees pursuing advanced degrees in a related field, particularly for students pursuing degrees from online programs or those with flexible schedules that allow them to remain on staff full-time or part-time. Contact your organization’s human resources representative to learn more about whether or not tuition assistance is available.

TRIBAL FUNDING

Native American and Native Alaskan students may be eligible for tribal funding and minority scholarships. Individuals will need to demonstrate proof of Native American or Native Alaskan heritage and typically must apply for a Certificate of Degree of Indian Blood from the Federal Bureau of Indian Affairs in order to be eligible for tribal scholarships.

CERTIFICATE OF DEGREE OF INDIAN BLOOD APPLICATION  →

Scholarships for Native Americans

Scholarships and grants are available for both undergraduate and graduate minority students through multiple tribal funding programs, including:

INSTITUTIONAL SCHOLARSHIPS

Graduate Business Leaders Scholarship

Students may earn a scholarship to cover total book fees for their program. Before any scholarship is awarded, the scholarship must be earned. To earn the scholarship eligible students must meet the conditions outlined in application.

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Undergraduate Global Citizen Scholarship

Students may earn a maximum of $750 per semester to be applied toward their future school tuition and fees. Before any scholarship is awarded, the scholarship must be earned. To earn the scholarship eligible students must meet the conditions outlined in application.

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