Antioch University Los Angeles (AULA) offers a full range of financial aid services to help students who need financial assistance in order to pursue their studies. The Financial Aid Office (FAO) provides application information and materials, evaluation of student eligibility for the available financial aid programs, and budget and debt management counseling.

Students receive assistance in the form of grants, scholarships, student loans and part-time employment. Funds are available from federal and state sources, private sponsors, and University resources. More than 70 percent of AULA students receive some form of financial assistance. Most financial aid awards are based on the applicant’s demonstration of need. This is calculated on the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) which produces a number called the Expected Family Contribution (EFC).

One of the fundamental principles of financial aid is that the student and his/her family have the primary responsibility to pay for the cost of their education, to the extent of their ability. Therefore, students are asked to contribute a portion of their resources to pay the costs of tuition, fees, books, supplies, and living expenses. The amount that each student is expected to pay toward these costs varies and depends upon the specific financial circumstances of each student.