First, you’ll need to fill out the FAFSA in order to determine your need for financial 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. What does it mean if I’m selected for verification?
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. Unless you plan to waive the FAFSA each year, the Financial Aid Office will not renew your aid until a FAFSA has been completed. 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 undergraduate SAP include that you achieve a 2.00 GPA and complete at least 70% of your courses each semester. For more complete information about our SAP policy, please visit our Satisfactory Academic Progress webpage
Federal and state grants are forms of need-based financial aid that do not need to be repaid. Need-based financial aid is distributed based on financial need as determined by the FAFSA. Below is a list of the federal and state grants available at William Jessup University.
Up to $5,920 per year
Eligibility for this grant is based on financial need as determined by
Annually renewable. The amount of this grant is subject to change each
year based on changes to your family’s financial situation as determined
by the FAFSA.
First-year stipend of $1,670 can be used for living expenses and books.
For remaining three years, $8,056 will be applied to tuition and $1,670
can be used for living expenses and books. For more information, visit
Like the Cal Grant in California, many states have their own grant programs that are used to help students attend college. If you are not a California resident, you may benefit from the following resources.
Chafee Grant can be used for child care, transportation and living expenses
while in school.
Federal Work Study
This program is for the financially eligible students interested in employment
(as determined by FAFSA). Students will have the opportunity to work on
or off campus and receive wages for those hours. Jobs vary and wage is
determined by the department student is employed with.
The following are the types of William Jessup University aid that apply to the SPS program. Select an award to view its requirements, application process, and other important information.
Up to $2,000 per year
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 Online Criminal Justice 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 traditional undergraduate program students who are involved in full-time paid ministry, or who are the unmarried dependent of someone who is 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.
*This is not the cost of tuition per unit. For SPS costs, please see Tuition & Fees.* *Not available for the Online Criminal Justice 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.
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.
School of Professional Studies
Tuition – Courses, per unit (excludes Addiction Studies and Criminal Justice Programs – see below)
$ 505 (per unit)
Tuition – General Education courses delivered online; these are courses not in any major.
$ 395 (per unit)
Tuition – Criminal Justice Program.
$ 395 (per unit)
Tuition – Addiction Studies Program.
$ 385 (per unit)
Please Note: The unit count for each semester may change. Consult your cohort schedule. Check with your Financial Aid Counselor or SPS Advisor with any changes.
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
Delinquency Charges on Past Due Balances (monthly)
Replacement ID Card
Other optional fees may apply to individual situations. Please consult your Enrollment Counselor with any questions.
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.
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.
Federal Stafford Loans are a form of federal student loans for undergraduate and graduate students enrolled in college at least half time.
Varies depending grade level and dependency status. See breakdown below.
Undergraduate students enrolled in 6 units or more per semester with financial need as determined by FAFSA.
4.45% for BOTH Subsidized & Unsubsidized Stafford loans disbursed between July 1, 2017 and June 30, 2018
3.76% for BOTH Subsidized & Unsubsidized Stafford loans disbursed between July 1, 2016 and June 30, 2017
Typically begins 6 months after student graduates, drops below 6 units 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.
All Direct Loans have an origination 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 6 units or withdrawing from school.
Freshman (0-29 units)
Sophomore (30-59 units)
Junior (60-89 units)
Senior (90+ units)
What is the difference between a Subsidized and Unsubsidized loan?
A Subsidized loan is a loan in which the government pays for the interest on the loan while the student is in school and during the grace period. An Unsubsidized loan is a loan in which the student is responsible for the interest that accrues on the loan during and after school.
The Direct Parent PLUS Loan is a parent loan for undergraduate students.
Up to the cost of attendance minus financial aid.
Credit-based loan for parents of dependent students who are enrolled in 6 or more units.
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 request an amount which includes this fee.
Alternative or Private Student Loans are credit-based loan for students who are enrolled in 6 or more units.
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 6 units 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.