General Questions

  • What happens after I file the FAFSA? How does AJU receive my information?

    Approximately 2 to 4 weeks after you submit your FAFSA on the web, you should receive a Student Aid Report (SAR) by e-mail (if you provided an e-mail address) or in the mail. This report will reflect all the information you completed on the FAFSA and will enable AJU to determine your eligibility for financial assistance. AJU will receive your FAFSA data electronically if you listed our school name and school code 002741 in the "Information Release" section of your FAFSA.

  • What if my SAR (Student Aid Report) doesn't have American Jewish University listed as one of the schools to receive my information?

    Add our American Jewish University school code (002741) to your list of schools via FAFSA on the web.

  • What if the federal processor sends me an unprocessed or incomplete SAR?

    This usually occurs if the processor was unable to read some of the information you submitted on the FAFSA, or if it was not electronically signed. First, you should go through the form and correct or complete all of the items you are requested to verify. Second, you should make a photocopy of the correction pages. Finally, you should send the changes via FAFSA on the web or mail the original, corrected copy back to the federal processor for processing.

  • How does a scholarship affect a student's financial aid package?

    Scholarship and grant funds provided by the University may not in themselves, or when combined with state grants, exceed the cost of tuition. The scholarship will be applied to the student's federal unmet need and any remaining scholarship money will go to reduce their loans.

  • Do you accept international students?

    AJU attracts students from a myriad of backgrounds including students from all 50 states and over 90 countries. Due to the size of the student body, AJU enjoys a strong sense of community where students are active and involved. To support international students during their time at the American Jewish University, we offer a range of services including admission consideration, immigration support, and student orientations.

Federal Work Study


Cal Grants

  • When does a student find out if they are eligible to receive the Cal Grant?

    The California Student Aid Commission (CSAC) will mail out notifications to the students in May-July. Usually, we will send out our award notifications before then and do not estimated a Cal Grant as part of the financial aid package even if we determine they are eligible to receive it. This award is not official until confirmation has been received by CSAC and we verify the student's financial information.

  • Are students required to complete the GPA Verification Form every year?

    Students are only required to complete the GPA Verification Form initially when applying for a Cal Grant. Once they have received a Cal Grant, it will automatically be renewed each year, provided they complete the FAFSA, demonstrate need, and maintain at least a 2.00 GPA.

Outside Scholarships