To begin the financial aid process, students must first complete the following:

1. Complete the FAFSA

  • FAFSA stands for Free Application for Federal Student Aid. The application is used to determine if you qualify for need-based assistance such as institutional grants, federal/state grants, and federal loans.
  • The FAFSA is completed online at 
  • For returning students - you must complete a FAFSA every year to be considered for need-based financial aid.

The FAFSA federal code for AJU is 002741-00

2. Complete AJU Financial Aid Application

The Office of Financial Aid may reach out to you if additional documentation is required either by the government (for federal aid eligibility) or by AJU.  If you are asked to provide additional documentation, please visit our Forms and Links section to download the required forms.

For additional information about federal, state, and University financial aid programs, eligibility determination, and application procedures, please contact Office of Financial Aid at financialaid [at] or at 310-440-1252.