Grants

Cal Grant A

A tuition-specific, state entitlement award, funded by California Student Aid Commission. For more Information please see the undergraduate handbook Cal Grant A.

Eligibility:

Undergraduate with eligible (3.0 or higher) GPA, and financial need; resident of California.

Deadline:

March 2

Application:

US Citizens and Eligible Non-Citizens: complete the FAFSA (online) (with Biola listed), and the Cal Grant GPA Verification Form.

Eligible AB 540 students: complete the Dream Act Application (with Biola listed), and the Cal Grant GPA Verification Form.

Amount:

Up to $9,084* (depending on unmet need).

Renewable:

Yes, yearly, according to need and satisfactory academic progress, FAFSA, no GPA verification form needed.

Funding:

California Student Aid Commission

Note: Nursing, Pre-Med, Biological Science and Music majors may extend Cal Grant for a fifth year.

*Amount subject to change pending the approval of the state budget.

Cal Grant B

Eligibility:

Undergraduate with eligible GPA and financial need; resident of California.

Deadline:

March 2

Application:

US Citizens and Eligible Non-Citizens: complete the FAFSA (online) (with Biola listed), and the Cal Grant GPA Verification Form.

Eligible AB 540 students: complete the Dream Act Application (with Biola listed), and the Cal Grant GPA Verification Form.

Amount:

  1. First year: only living allowance totaling $1,656*
  2. All other grade levels: tuition assistance of up to $9,084 and living allowance (Access) funds of $1,656.
  3. Subsequent years Cal B amount plus access amount (up to $10,696)*

Renewable:

Yes, yearly, according to need and satisfactory academic progress, FAFSA, no GPA verification form needed.

Funding:

California Student Aid Commission; Payments vary per first year of eligibility; the first year of the program, student receives access amount only ($1,473). In subsequent year, student receives access amount plus $9,223. (Up to $10,696)

*Amount subject to change pending the approval of the state budget.

International Student Grants

International Students (Non-US Citizens) please refer to our Financial Aid for International Students (online) page for more information on the International Student Aid Grant.

University Award

A need-based grant awarded by the Financial Aid Office. For more information please see the undergraduate handbook Biola University Award

Eligibility:

Student must have sufficient financial need and be enrolled at least half-time. Teaching credential students are not eligible.

Deadline:

Based on availability of funds.

Application:

FAFSA (with Biola listed) and completed file with the Financial Aid Office.

Amount:

Varies.

Renewable:

Students must re-apply each year and maintain satisfactory academic progress.

Pell Grant

Eligibility:

Undergraduate or Teaching Credential. Only student with financial need.

Deadline:

None

Application:

FAFSA (online) (with Biola listed)

Amount:

Up to $5,645

Renewable:

Yes, yearly, according to need. Student must re-apply each year

Funding:

Federal grant; prorated per enrollment status

President's Award

Eligibility:

Senior at Biola with intention to graduate at the end of the school year

Minimum 3.60 GPA

Attendance at Biola for at least two years

Deadline:

None

Application:

None - Nomination done only by the Dean of Student Affairs

Amount:

100% of tuition

Renewable:

No

Note: Recipient must be a senior at Biola with intention to graduate at the end of the school year. Along with a minimum 3.60 GPA and attendance at Biola for at least two years, certain personal qualifications are required. Awarded to one senior per year by student affairs committee. Not an open application process.

SEOG (Supplementary Educational Opportunity Grant)

A federal need-based grant, awarded by the Financial Aid Office.

Eligibility:

Pell Grant recipients with sufficient financial need and minimum half-time enrollment. Grant is coordinated with all other grants and scholarships received. Teaching credential students are not eligible.

Deadline:

Based on availability of funds.

Application:

FAFSA (with Biola listed) and completed file with the Financial Aid Office.

Amount:

Up to $1,500.

Renewable:

Students must reapply each year.

TEACH Grant

A Federal grant for students intending to teach 4 out of 8 years in Title 1 (low income) schools in high need fields such as math, science, foreign language, special education, etc.

Eligibility:

Student must have 3.25 grade point average (or for Freshman 75 percentile in SAT/ACT/GRE in one section of test). Teaching Credential Students are not eligible.

Deadline:

None

Application:

FAFSA (with Biola listed). See the TEACH Grant homepage website for more information.

Amount:

Up to $3,496 per year; prorated per enrollment status.

Renewable:

Complete new ATS each year along with FAFSA. Note: This award will not be included in your confirmed award letter as final GPA and test scores verification is needed.

California Chafee Grant Program

A Federal and state funded need-based state grant for current or former foster youth for college or career training.

Eligibility:

Must have been determined to be a dependent of the court between the ages of 16 and 19. Must be a current or former foster youth, and not have reached your 22nd birthday as of July 1st of the award year.

Deadline:

None

Application:

Student must complete FAFSA, and Chafee Grant Application. School will submit Chafee Need Analysis Report once student’s financial aid file is completed.

Amount:

Up to $5,000, depending on financial need.

Renewable:

Renewable through student’s 23rd birthday. Student must file FAFSA.