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Graduate Financial Aid

» How To Apply for and Receive Aid

To Apply:

Step One: Apply for admission to the program of your choice. 

Step Two: Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Chapman University’s FAFSA school code is 001164.

Step Three: Respond to any requests for additional documents (tax returns, proof of citizenship, etc). These may be listed on your Student Center at in the “To Do List" section. Aid offers will not be put together until these items are completed.

Step Four: Review your aid offer on your Student Center (new students will be mailed a paper copy as well). 

To Receive:

Step One: Accept your aid on your Student Center at If you wish to borrow less than the full amount offered, you will click “accept” and then change the amount to just what you want.

Step Two: Complete your Master Promissory Notes (Loan Agreements) and Entrance Counseling.

Step Three: If your aid is less than what is needed to cover your university bill, visit the Student Business Service website for information about payment deadlines and payment plans. If your aid is more than what is needed to cover your university bill, review the Student Business Services information about refunds.

Step Four: Check your Student Center regularly to view anticipated disbursement dates, changes to your student account, and to monitor your aid as it disburses. Aid disburses as early as 10 days before the start of each term. It can take a few days for aid to disburse to your student account and for refunds to be released, so plan accordingly.

Step Five: Once aid has disbursed review your student account and any refunds received. 


The 2010-21 and 2021-22 FAFSAs are available now. 

FAFSA on the Web

FAFSA mobile app is now available! Download the myStudentAid app from the Apple App Store or Google Play Store