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Frequently Asked Questions

When will I find out if I received the performance scholarship? You can expect notification by the end of March.  Recipients will be notified no later than April 2020.
Do I have to apply for state and federal financial aid? You and your family are urged to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid to be considered for federal, state, and need-based institutional aid. Please contact one of our financial aid officers at (800) 649-0160 with any questions on that process. The priority deadline for all financial aid applications is March 2.
What if I do not get the $25,000 Performance Scholarship? Scholarships and grants are still available from the University based on performance, ability, overall academic record, and financial need. You and your family are urged to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid by March 2 to maximize your potential aid.
What if I receive the scholarship as well as federal and state financial aid? All federal, state, and private aid will be considered an addition to this Performance Scholarship up to the cost of attendance. Any combination of tuition-based aid (University funded gift aid, Cal Grant, etc.) cannot exceed the total cost of tuition and fees. The University of La Verne’s tuition and mandatory fees for the 2019-20 year are $44,550.*
What if I receive the $25,000 scholarship? To secure your acceptance to the University and your scholarship, you must confirm your attendance by submitting a $200 deposit to the Office of Admission by the National deadline of May 1, 2020. However, you must confirm whether you will accept the Performance Scholarship in writing by the deadline date in the award notification (typically the end of April). Applicants can receive only one type of La Verne scholarship. A student who accepts the Performance Scholarship will not receive the Merit Scholarship that was awarded upon admittance to La Verne. Scholarships are not held for applicants after the deadline date.
What makes a successful applicant? We are not just looking for talent in your performance area. We look at the whole person—your talent, preparation, and potential, as well as your ability to contribute to a learning community and the success of others in the program.
If I receive the $25,000 scholarship, do I have to major in my area? Yes. You need to major in the department in which the scholarship is awarded. You must be active and participate in that department’s performance activities to remain in good academic standing to renew the scholarship.
What can I do with a major in ______________________? Many people, especially parents, are weary of their children pursing a major in the arts. We encourage both students and parents to consider the degree in any major an opportunity to learn basic reading, writing, thinking, and relating skills that go far beyond a limited set of skills in any given profession. A degree from the University of La Verne prepares you for a successful future.

*2020-2021 tuition and mandatory fees have not been published.