Applying for Financial Aid

Applying for Financial Aid

For new students, 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 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). This application must be completed each year you request financial aid.


Complete Your Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)

Could you benefit from receiving financial help? Start by filling out the FAFSA to see if you are eligible for government financial aid programs including grants and work-study.

Steps to Follow:
  • Go to and create a FSA ID
  • Complete your FAFSA online. 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 quickly so Brandman can continue to process your application.
  • Check out FAQ's for Verification if you have questions about verification.

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


Keep in Touch with Your Brandman One Stop Specialist

Whenever you have questions about financial aid, seek out your One Stop Specialist. Upon admission to Brandman 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 One Stop Specialist will contact you to review your award letter and estimate your costs.


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. Learn more about scholarships.


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. Your One Stop Specialist can walk you through the tuition-assistance 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.