Parents and Families
Parents and Families

» Supporting your Student

At Chapman, we value parents and families as partners with us in our work to provide students with a highly personalized education and prepare them for success in life. Below are some tips for the financial aid process as well as some additional information. Please feel free to reach out to our office any time you have questions.

  • Review the Incoming Student or Continuing Student checklist on our website with your student.
  • With your student, review the To-Do list on the My.Chapman Student Center. This will list all outstanding documents that are needed.
  • In order for the University to release student record information to anyone other than the student, the Authorization to Release Student Information form must be signed by the student. Student record information will only be released by departments authorized, and only to the individual’s specified on the release form.
  • If you wish to borrow the Parent PLUS Direct Loan, you will need to apply each year at studentaid.gov. Please make sure to complete the application before the first bill is due July 20th of each year. If you are approved, this loan can also be increased to cover your bill.
  • If you borrowed a Parent PLUS Direct Loan, you can review your loan information and see who is servicing your loan at the National Student Loan Data System Website.
  • If your student needs additional assistance outside of what financial aid is offered please visit our Facebook page, which lists many outside scholarship opportunities as well as financial aid updates.
  • If your student needs additional loan assistance outside of what is offered from the Federal Direct Loan program, you can compare private student loans at ELM Select. Most often, these loans require a credit worthy co-signer.
  • If your student needs support in regards to financial wellness, join iGrad. Chapman has partnered with iGrad, a free platform for all students and parents to explore important financial topics such as back-to-school budgeting, Direct Loan basics, setting financial goals in college and scholarship searches.