Financial Aid: Apply

Financial aid and enrollment processes at Brandman University run in tandem, so submit your aid application and your admission application at about the same time.


Complete Your Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)

Every student should complete the FAFSA. It becomes available each year in January, and Brandman’s application deadline is March 2. A new FAFSA must be completed each year.

  • Obtain a PIN at the Department of Education PIN Registration site
  • Complete your FAFSA, which is your access to all federal financial aid programs including grants and work-study. It’s easy, and you can apply online. Use Brandman’s Federal School Code: 041618.
  • 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 within 30 days so that your application can continue to be processed.

Note: California residents who are undergraduates are urged to also complete the Cal Grant GPA Verification Form.


Keep in Touch with Your Brandman Specialist

Meet with your academic advisor to develop an education plan for the academic year and inform your One Stop Specialist that your plan has been created.


Investigate Employer Assistance

Your employer may have a tuition matching program or help pay for a portion of your education. Check with your Human Resources/ Benefits department.


Explore Scholarships and Grants

Scholarships and grants need not be repaid and may be merit-based, need-based, or awarded due to your background, place of residence or course of study. Below are links to help you search.

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 with all types of military aid.


Track Your Financial Aid Progress

Once you have a university PIN, you can check the status of your financial aid awards on MyBrandman. Also, 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, prior to disbursement of any financial aid awards due to you, you will be asked to complete our Loan Entrance Counseling and a federal master promissory note.