Financial Aid Financial Aid


Claremont Graduate University's seasoned staff can help you navigate the financial aid process. The staff makes every effort to provide accurate, efficient, and timely assistance with your financial aid. Below are some financial aid options currently available along with tips for successfully financing your graduate education.

Cost of Attendance/Tuition Cost of Attendance/Tuition


These charts and calculators will help you estimate your financial needs while at CGU.

Cost of TuitionCurrent year's tuition rates.
Financial Aid CalculatorTuition cost calculator.
Cost of Attendance 2017/2018 (PDF)Budget items reflect average student expenses per semester.
Satisfactory Academic ProgressAs a CGU student, you are expected to meet and maintain satisfactory academic progress. Eligibility or continued eligibility for financial aid may be seriously affected.
This fellowship worksheet (PDF) will assist students admitted PRIOR to Summer 2014 in determining the amount of fellowship based on enrollment.
Fellowship CalculatorThis fellowship calculator will assist students admitted Summer 2014 through Spring 2018 in determining the amount of fellowship based on units enrolled. This tool should not be used for EMBA or MFA students.


Applying for Financial Aid Applying for Financial Aid


To successfully apply for financial aid, it is important to first know the variety of options available to you. Each of these options has its own deadlines and requirements. Note: You do not need to be admitted to CGU to apply for Federal Aid.

FAFSAAll students interested in receiving federal aid must complete the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) in order for the Financial Aid Office to determine eligibility for student loans and campus-based aid. CGU School Code is G01169.

Federal Direct Grad PLUS
The Federal Grad PLUS Loan is a credit-based loan that allows students the opportunity to borrow up to their cost of attendance, minus any financial aid received.
Private LoansPrivate Loans are credit-based consumer loans for students that can be used for educational-related purposes.
Federal Financial AidFAQs about Federal funding.
Federal VerificationFederal verification is a process used to confirm data you provided on your Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).
Other Sources of AidOther funding opportunities.
Veterans/Yellow Ribbon InformationCGU is an approved institution for Veterans to utilize their educational benefits.
AmeriCorpsAs a student at Claremont Graduate University, you may apply your AmeriCorps benefits to your tuition.
VetsBack2College (AVSI)The Ahmanson Veteran Scholarship Initiative (AVSI) supports young men and women returning in record numbers from Iraq and Afghanistan, whose abilities and experience make them ideal college student candidates.
GI Bill® Comparison ToolThe Department of Veterans Affairs recently launched an innovative new GI Bill® Comparison Tool designed to make it easier for Veterans to calculate their Post-9/11 GI Bill benefits and learn more about colleges, universities and other education and training programs across the country.

Understanding Your Financial Aid Understanding Your Financial Aid


Financial aid is awarded by term (e.g., Fall, Spring, Summer). You will receive a Financial Aid Notification by email each time an update is made to your financial aid.

Federal Direct Loans (Completion)If you have been awarded Federal Direct Loans, complete the process here.
Fellowships, RA, and TAThese types of assistance are awarded to selected students by the individual academic programs.
Federal Work StudyThe Federal Work Study program (FWS) at Claremont Graduate University provides part-time employment for eligible students.
TEACH GrantThe TEACH Grant program provides grants to students who plan to teach in high need field and low income area.
Tuition PaymentTuition payment is handled by the Office of Student Accounts.
WithdrawalReturn to Title IV (R2T4) Withdrawal Policy


Managing your Student Loans Managing your Student Loans


A student loan is like any other loan. You need to manage it properly to avoid penalties. Visit to manage your loan - while you're here at CGU and after you leave. (Login and password are required for access.)

Visit to:

Manage Your Account

Make a student loan payment
Consolidate your loans
Enroll in E-bills

Loan History

The National Student Loan Data System provides a centralized view of Title IV loans and grants.

Loan Repayment Options

The SmartStudent Guide will provide information on many options for repayment.

Loan Repayment Calculator

The Loan Payment Calculator computes an estimate of the size of your monthly loan payments upon repayment.

Loan Consolidation

Your source for information from the U.S. Department of Education about how to manage your student loans.

Loan Entrance/Exit Counseling

Entrance counseling provided by the U.S. Department of Education as required for all first-time borrowers and Exit counseling for information on your loans once you have graduated.

Income-Based Repayment Calculator

A useful tool to determine if you are eligible for IBR once you graduate.


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  • Phone: (909) 621-8337
  • Fax: (909) 607-7285
  • Mailing address:
    Financial Aid
    160 E. Tenth St.
    Claremont CA 91711