Scholarships & Grants

Scholarships and grants do not have to be repaid. Federal and state government grants based on financial need are common and Cal Lutheran also has significant assistance opportunities based on a range of other criteria. Learn more about types of aid, or view opportunities for:

For International Students       For Dreamers

Get to know the types of financial aid:

  • Merit-Based Scholarships: Your academic record determines eligibility and you will be automatically considered for these scholarships when you’re admitted to Cal Lutheran.
  • Need-Based Grants: Eligibility is based on financial need, as determined by the FAFSA or another application.
  • Additional Scholarships: Eligibility for some scholarships is met through other non-need-based criteria, such as superior talent in the visual and performing arts (Talent), being the child of a Cal Lutheran graduate (Legacy), and demonstrating leadership and service values (Faith).

Outside Scholarships

Private outside scholarships are offered by various organizations. The Financial Aid team has compiled a helpful list of search tools and opportunities.

Search For Outside Scholarships

Video: What is a Scholarship?