Financial Aid Checklist
Follow these steps to apply for federal student aid:
- Step 1: Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).
To be considered for financial assistance, you must complete the FAFSA at www.fafsa.gov and add our school using the school code 001264.
- Step 2: Monitor your Pepperdine email and Student Center for the financial aid award email notification.
Once you submit your FAFSA and have been admitted, you will receive an email notification to your Pepperdine email within 10 business days to access your financial aid award package via Pepperdine’s Student Center.
- Step 3: View your financial aid award eligibility via WaveNet.
The Award Summary page displays the types and amounts of financial aid that you are eligible to receive. In the Finances section, click on the View Financial Aid link and then select the appropriate aid year to access the Award Summary page.
- Step 4: Accept (or decline) your financial aid award.
You must indicate whether you want to accept, decline, or reduce each financial aid award in WaveNet before your aid can be processed by the Financial Aid Office.
- Step 5: Complete Entrance Counseling.
If you accept Federal Direct Loan funding, you are required to complete Entrance Counseling online at www.studentloans.gov. Note: Only first-time borrowers at Pepperdine University Graduate School of Education and Psychology (GSEP) are required to complete Entrance Counseling.
- Step 6: Complete the Direct Loan Master Promissory Note.
If you accept the Federal Direct Unsubsidized Loan and the Direct Graduate PLUS Loan, you are required to complete a Direct Loan Master Promissory Note online at www.studentloans.gov. A credit check is required if you are applying for the Federal Direct Graduate PLUS Loan. If denied for the loan, you can reapply with a cosigner or appeal the denial through the Department of Education.
Note: Only first-time borrowers at GSEP are required to complete a Direct Loan Master Promissory Note.
If you have questions, contact our office via email at firstname.lastname@example.org or phone at 310-568-5775.