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As you prepare for another year at Chapman University, review the information below for guidance on all things financial aid. Our office is here to assist you in navigating the financial aid process. Please feel free to reach out anytime you have questions.


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Apply for Financial Aid Every Year

In order to be considered for need-based financial aid, you must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) each academic year. Chapman University’s federal school code is 001164.

  • The FAFSA is available October 1st each year and Chapman University's priority deadline is March 2nd. The FAFSA is available to complete throughout the academic year if the priority deadline is not met.
  • For easy processing, download the myStudentAid app for your Apple or Android device and complete the FAFSA on your phone.
  • You will need to create an FSA ID Username to sign the FAFSA.
  • Use the IRS Data Retrieval Tool on the FAFSA for accurate income information. This application utilize prior-prior year information (i.e. for the 2020-2021 you would input information from your parent's 2018 tax return).
  • If you graduated from a California high school, you will need to make sure to have your GPA Verification submitted by your high school, or college, to the California Student Aid Commission by March 2nd.


If you are ineligible to complete the FAFSA due to citizenship status, you may be eligible to complete the DREAM Act Application.

  • The DREAM Act Application must be completed each academic year.
  • The deadline for the DREAM Act Application is March 2nd.
  • This application utilize prior-prior year information (i.e. for the 2020-2021 you would input information from your parent's 2018 tax return).
  • If you are a resident of California who is undocumented, please visit Resources for Undocumented Students on the Admissions page.
  • Students who are undocumented that reside in California may qualify for a Cal Grant as well as additional institutional aid.

Interested in Studying Abroad?


The Center for Global Education is your first stop when planning your trip. Utilize the Global Gateway to review financial aid applicability for your semester away.

Parents and Families


We are committed to helping you navigate the information and resources available. Start by reviewing the Parent and Families Checklist.