Every candidate is encouraged to apply for a SOE scholarship* for the Higher Education program. These scholarships range in 10-15% of tuition, based on financial need.
Student loans (private, state, and federal) are available for the two year M.A. Program. Additionally, for those candidates that do work in public service industry (including many California community colleges and universities), the Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program applies per the criteria on their website.
Candidates are also eligible to pursue part-time teaching assistant, research assistant, and graduate assistant positions at the university. There are additional unique funding opportunities on the SOE Aid section of this site to explore as well.
The FAFSA is required as a first step (studentaid.gov) for most financial assistance programs.
The Office of National and Iternational Fellowships lists assistance programs available for undocumented students.
*The SOE scholarship is not available to eligible LMU employees and LMU employee dependents that receive tuition remission. The higher ed program does limit the number of LMU employees or LMU eligible employee dependents receiving tuition remission assistance. Please inquire directly to be added to a waitlist for LMU employee tuition remission benefits to this program.