First, you’ll need to fill out the FAFSA in order to qualify for student loans and determine your need for aid. You can complete this online at FAFSA.gov. Be sure to list WJU on your school list so we’re able to see your FAFSA. After you’ve completed the FAFSA and the Financial Aid Office has received your information, you may be contacted with instructions on what forms and documents will be needed to complete and confirm your financial aid.
Renewing Your Aid
Most types of financial aid are renewable yearly, but many require renewed applications or documentation. It is always recommended that you complete a FAFSA as early as possible each year. In order to continue to qualify for loans, you must renew your FAFSA every year. Make sure to keep an eye on your student portal document tracking page so that you never miss a deadline.
Keeping Your Aid
Each scholarship has its own requirements that you must be aware of and complete in order to maintain eligibility. In addition to these requirements, all students must maintain Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP). Requirements of graduate SAP include that you achieve a 3.00 GPA and complete at least 70% of your courses. For more complete information about our SAP policy, please visit our Satisfactory Academic Progress webpage
This need-based grant is available to NEW students who, at the time of initial enrollment, are members of/actively participating in a church that financially supports William Jessup University. CURRENT students may also apply IF the student was a member of/actively participating in a partner church at the time of initial enrollment OR the church becomes a partner while the student is currently enrolled AND that church continues to be the student’s church home. This grant recognizes both the church’s partnership with WJU and the recipients past contribution to the church. Receiving this grant may not be tied to future participation or involvement at the church. *Not available for the Masters of Arts in Leadership Degree*
Church Partnership Grant Application must be submitted by August 15 for Fall, December 15 for Spring and April 15 for Summer. Funds are limited. Priority given to early applicants.
This grant must be applied for each year with a new application.
This grant is available to students who are involved in full-time paid ministry. Examples of full-time, paid ministry include: employees of a church, missionary organization, Christian school, para-church or other non-profit organization that focuses on spreading the gospel of Christ. The amount is determined by the Financial Aid Office and is based on whether the qualifying student/parent is the primary wage earner in the household, according to income data reported on the FAFSA. See Ministry Worker Grant Application for more information. *Not available for the Masters of Arts in Leadership Degree*
For Fall Students Ministry Worker Grant Application and a FAFSA must be submitted by July 15. If funds are available, students who miss the Fall deadline may apply for a Spring award by December 15, or a Summer award by April 15.
Annually renewable with a WJU GPA of 2.0 or above AND upon proof of continued full-time employment in paid ministry.
While we are constantly on the lookout for outside scholarships, there aren’t many available for graduate students. However, we have compiled a few resources to help you find and apply for outside scholarship. Please check out our list of outside scholarship tools under our Forms and Resources page.
Following are the various charges which will, or may be, a part of your life at William Jessup University. Estimated, optional and/or non-refundable charges and fees are shown below. Tuition and Fees are subject to change during the program.
Master of Arts in Teaching
Tuition – Rocklin
$ 630 (per unit)
Tuition – San Jose
$ 550 (per unit)
Lab Fee (per course)
Master of Arts in Counseling Psychology
Tuition – Rocklin
$ 600 (per unit)
Lab Fee (per course)
Master of Arts in Education
$ 600 (per unit)
Lab Fee (per course)
Master of Business Administration
$ 600 (per unit)
Lab Fee (per course)
Master of Arts in Leadership
$ 415 (per unit)*
*Institutional Aid such as the Church Partnership & Ministry Worker are not available for the Master of Arts in Leadership Degree as it has been designed to be affordable for all students while minimizing the need to borrow loans.
Alumni, Registration Fee, per semester (no per unit fee)
Non-WJU Student, Registration Fee, per semester
Non-WJU Student, per unit
Late Registration, per semester
Add/Drop Course after Add/Drop Date (per course)
Increased Academic Load
Incomplete Grade (per course)
Grade Change (per course)
Academic Requirements Change
Final Exam Date Change (only for approved petitions – see catalog for policy)
Official Transcript Request
Official Transcript Request – RUSH
Cap, Gown, Tassel
Varies by Degree
Late Graduation Petition
Business Office / Payments
Service Charge for Declined Payments
Deferred Payment Fee, per semester (non-refundable)
Late Payment Fee, per payment
Deliquency Charges on Past Due Balances (monthly)
Replacement ID Card
William Jessup University certifies that it has met all the disclosure requirements required by the State of California’s Postsecondary and Vocational Education Reform Act of 1989 and the Federal Higher Education Act of 1965.
Deferred tuition payment fee, per semester (non-refundable)
Student Parking Fee (annual)
Late Payment fee
$ 40 per payment
Late Registration fee
$ 95 per term
Add or Drop Course fee
$ 35 per course
Change of Cohort fee
Petition for Incomplete grade
Official Transcript request
Application for Graduation fee
Late graduation petition fee
Graduation Reapplication fee
Replacement ID Card fee
Service charge for insufficient funds check
1.50% per month
Loans Available to Graduate Students
A loan is a form of financial aid that must be repaid with interest. Loans are a form of need-based aid, meaning they are offered based on financial need as determined by the FAFSA. At William Jessup University, we understand student loans play an important role in funding education. Grasping the impact of choosing to borrow money to help pay for your education is vital and the Financial Aid Office continually strives to give the best information and guidance available.
The primary means of financial aid for Graduate students at William Jessup University are Unsubsidized Stafford loans. Unsubsidized Stafford loans are funded by the Department of Education and are borrowed in the student’s name.
$20,500 Per Academic Year
Graduate students enrolled at least half-time per semester. A FAFSA must be completed for each year in which you wish to borrow
6.00% for Unsubsidized Stafford Loans disbursed between July 1, 2017 and June 30, 2018
5.31% for Unsubsidized Stafford Loans disbursed between July 1, 2016 and June 30, 2017
Typically begins 6 months after a student graduates, drops below half-time or withdraws from school, but specific lenders may have different repayment requirements.
Annually renewable once you complete the Master Promissory Note (MPN) and Entrance Counseling, and upon annual completion of the FAFSA.
All Direct Loans have a Default Fee of 1.066% taken from the gross amount of the loan.
Federal regulation requires students to complete Exit Counseling within 30 days of graduating, dropping below Half-Time or withdrawing from school.
Who is Eligible?
In order to receive a Stafford loan, a student must be enrolled half-time, be in good standing with all previous student loans, meet William Jessup University’s Satisfactory Academic Policy (SAP) Requirements, and be an eligible citizen or non-citizen of the United States. Since an Unsubsidized loan is not awarded based on financial need, the only step to receive the loan is to fill out a FAFSA with William Jessup Listed (School Code 001281). Students who have not previously borrowed at William Jessup University, would also need to complete Entrance Counseling and sign a Master Promissory Note (MPN), both of which can be completed at Studentloans.gov.
We want to stress the importance of being a smart borrower for Graduate school, and only borrowing what you really need. For those who can afford to pay a small amount out of pocket for school, it has a compounding effect on minimizing your overall student loan debt. For those who cannot afford to pay out of pocket, and need extra financial assistance, there is an option to borrow a Graduate PLUS loan. While there are no aggregate limits on a PLUS loan, you cannot borrow more than the cost of your attendance minus any other type of financial aid you receive. For more information, contact Susan Baker in the Financial Aid office.
Up to the cost of attendance minus financial aid and Stafford Loans.
Credit-based loan for Graduate students who are enrolled at least half-time.
7.00% for all loans disbursed between July 1, 2017 and June 30, 2018 (interest accrues while loan is deferred)
6.31% for all loans disbursed between July 1, 2016 and June 30, 2017 (interest accrues while loan is deferred)
Begins 60 days after the funds are fully disbursed, but can be deferred until after the student graduates.
A 4.264% Origination Fee is taken out of the requested amount. Be sure to include this amount in your request.
You may also consider borrowing an Alternative or Private education loan. Alternative or Private Student Loans are designed to supplement federal, state, and institutional financial aid. Borrowers must be credit worthy, many times requiring a co-signer. Loan programs may vary widely. Students should only consider obtaining an Alternative or Private Student Loan if they have maximized all Federal Stafford Loan options! Please visit our Private Loan Marketplace for more information.
Up to the cost of attendance minus financial aid.
Credit-based loan for students who are enrolled in 6 or more units. Borrower must be a US Citizen, eligible non-citizen, or an international student with a U.S. Citizen Cosigner. Both eligible non-citizens and international students need to have a current address in the United States.
Varies according to lender and borrower (and cosigner) credit history.
Begins 6 months after student graduates, drops below half-time or withdraws from school.
Alternative or Private Student Loans are designed to supplement federal, state, and institutional financial aid. Borrowers must be credit worthy, many times requiring a co-signer. Loan programs may vary widely. Students should only consider obtaining an Alternative or Private Student Loan if they have maximized all Federal Stafford Loan options!
Student loan borrowers are required by the federal government to complete Exit Counseling within 30 days of graduating, dropping below 6 units or withdrawing from school. You can view how much you have taken out in student loans, see who your lenders and loan servicers are on the National Student Loan Data System (NSLDS). Complete Exit Counseling
Code of Conduct
William Jessup University has adopted a Code of Conduct with respect to student loans which applies to all employees in the Financial Aid Office and anyone else at our school who has any responsibilities with respect to student loans or the selection of preferred lenders for student loans.
After graduation, you may be able to combine your existing Federal student loans into one new consolidated loan that offers several advantages. Visit Direct Loan Consolidation for more information about the advantages of student loan consolidation.