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2024–25 FAFSA Updates

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Explore this page for helpful resources and stay informed with the latest updates about Biola University's response to the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) delays impacted by the federal government’s FAFSA Simplification Act.

Stay Informed

Latest Updates

The Department of Education delayed opening the FAFSA for the 2024–25 school year from the previous October 1 date to December 31, 2023. Due to this, financial aid offers will be delayed for students admitted to the Fall 2024 term. Please contact your admissions counselor or call (562) 903-6000 with questions or concerns.

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What can you do now?

Next Steps

  1. Submit your FAFSA as soon as possible and include Biola University’s code: 001122.
  2. Use our Net Price Calculator to get an estimate of your costs.
  3. Connect with your counselor to go over those estimated costs in addition to other scholarships, grants and loans.
  4. Visit Biola by April 30, 2024 and earn a $500 scholarship.

Download Your Guide to Financial Aid (PDF)


Frequently Asked Questions

Has Biola received my FAFSA application?

The federal Department of Education will transmit student FAFSA information to schools in mid March, so our Office of Financial Aid should receive students’ files at that time.

When will we receive our initial financial aid package?

Students and families should expect to receive their financial aid package sometime in mid to late April.

If I’ve already applied for FAFSA, is there anything else I need to be doing to organize my finances?

Now is a great time to begin applying for Scholarships from Biola, talking with academic departments about Departmental Scholarships and looking for any additional outside scholarships.

Students and families may want to start looking toward loan options by referring to our Preferred Lenders List

Our Net Price CalculatorDown Payment Worksheet and Payment Plans are available to help find general estimates of cost at this time as well.

I am having trouble with the FAFSA application. How can I get assistance?

Having technical trouble with the FAFSA? The Department of Education has some tips regarding filing the FAFSA. Also, if you need direct assistance, you can find contact details from the Department of Education.

What happens after I have received my financial aid offer?

After receiving your aid offer, there are additional steps to take to complete the financial aid application process. Learn more on Biola's Financial Aid website.

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