Financial Aid: Apply

If you are interested in applying for financial aid to assist you in financing your education, please begin with these steps.

The financial aid and enrollment processes at Brandman University often run in tandem.  Once you make a decision to apply for admission, you can begin the financial aid process by completing your FAFSA.


Complete Your Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)

If you would like to consider financial aid, you will first need to start by completing the FAFSA. This will be used to determine your eligibility for all federal and state financial aid programs as well as grants and work-study. 

  • Go to and create a FSA ID
  • Complete your FAFSA online. Ensure you fill out the FAFSA accurately and thoroughly.   
  • Enter Brandman’s Federal School Code: 041618 - Brandman University (Irvine)
  • Once your FAFSA has been processed, you may be selected by the federal government for “verification”. If your application is selected you may be asked to provide federal tax transcripts and additional forms. Please respond as soon as you are notified so that Brandman can continue to process your application. 

Note: California residents who are undergraduates are urged to also complete the FAFSA by the March 2nd deadline to qualify for Cal Grant 


Keep in Touch with Your Brandman One Stop Specialist

Upon admission to the University and when all Financial Aid process requirements (and documents) have been satisfied, you will receive a Financial Aid Award letter showing the funding you are eligible for.  A Brandman One Stop Specialist will contact you to review the award letter and Cost Estimator together. 


Investigate Employer Tuition Assistance and Discounts

Check with your Human Resources / Benefits department to see if your employer has a tuition matching program or a partnership with Brandman to help pay for a portion of your education. 


Explore Scholarships and Grants

Scholarships and grants do not need to be repaid and may be merit-based, need-based, or awarded due to your background, place of residence or course of study. 

Find a Scholarship


Research Military Assistance Programs

If you are on active duty, a veteran or a military family member, you may be entitled to tuition assistance and education benefits. We can help walk you through the TA process to take advantage of your military aid.


Track Your Financial Aid Progress

  • Once you have a Brandman user ID and password (check your email), you can check the status of your financial aid award by logging into MyBrandman.
  • Go to the Financial Aid section and click the link to the Financial Aid Portal.
  • Be sure to check your mail and your Brandman e-mail for additional information requests related to your aid application.
  • If you have been awarded a loan, you will need to complete a Loan Entrance Counseling and a federal master promissory note if you have not already done so.