Complete Financial Aid Application

(STEP 3)

At the present time, it costs approximately $42,000 (USD) to attend The Master’s University for one year (two semesters), including tuition, housing, and meals. Books, health insurance, and transportation may be extra.

We are happy to say that—while The Master’s University is not able to give students a full scholarship—we do offer significant funds for qualified international students. We understand that this is a difficult process requiring a great deal of effort and faith. We are praying with you that God’s provision and guidance would be clear to you through this process. Currently, over 90% of our student population receives financial aid! Please note that individual awards cannot be determined until the student has been admitted to the college.

Important Background Information

You should be aware of the following regulations pertaining to international students in F-1 status:

  1. As an international student, you are required by the US government to be registered full-time.
  2. Unless you are living with a family member, you are required to live on campus.
  3. International students on an F-1 visa are only permitted to work on-campus, up to 20 hours per week.
  4. All students are required to have a computer when they come to the college.
  5. All students must have health insurance coverage in the USA.
  6. Student loans are not available, nor advisable, for international students.

Scholarships and Grants

Please Note: Applicants must submit the following three forms in order to qualify for ANY financial aid.

  1. TMU Financial Aid Application
    This form has now been incorporated into our online application, so students only need to complete this version if they applied for admission to TMU using a paper or pdf application. Contact the International Admissions Counselor if you are not sure whether you need to submit this application. Important note: continuing international students already enrolled at TMU should complete this form using the “Financial Aid Renewal Form” link in Self-Service.
  2. International Student Financial Aid Supplement
    Completing this form is required before international students can receive any need-based Financial Aid from The Master’s University.
  3. Satisfactory Academic Progress Policy
    Signing this form is also required before any student can receive any Financial Aid from The Master’s University (not required for current/returning TMU students).

President’s Scholarship ($15,000)

Application Deadline: Late January 
This is our largest and most competitive scholarship, available to full-time incoming freshmen (including international students). Applicants must have a high school GPA of 3.85 and a SAT I score (Critical Reasoning and Math sub-tests only) of 1400 or ACT score of 32. International students who have not taken the SAT may still apply. Renewable with a college GPA of 3.5. Note: replaces academic scholarship (see below). Not available for transfer or Spring students.
President’s Scholarship Application

Academic Scholarships ($2,000-$11,000)

Awarded to students who have demonstrated strong academic performance at the high school level. No extra steps required—automatically awarded to students who meet the academic qualifications.

TMU Grant (up to $7500)

Awarded to students with significant financial need. No extra steps required—automatically awarded based on calculated need.

International Student Grant ($-varies)

Priority Application Deadline: March 2
The International Grant is an award given to international students based on financial need, academic achievement, and local church recommendation. The amounts range from $500 to $3,500. The Grant Recommendation must be filled out and submitted by a local church leader who is not related to you. Scholarships are awarded as long as funds are available.
International Student Grant Application Form
International Student Grant Recommendation Form

Christian Ministry Dependent Grant ($3000)

This $3,000 grant is given to students who have at least one parent employed in full time Christian ministry. The grant application must be submitted with a copy of the organization’s doctrinal statement.
Click here for the Christian Ministry Dependent Grant Application

Pastor and Missionary Dependent Scholarship ($5,000)

For those students who are children of full-time pastors or missionaries who provide the primary income for their family. Only applicable to students entering the college in the Fall of 2014 and subsequent years.
Click here for the Pastor and Missionary Dependent Grant Application

Ministry Matching Grant (up to $1500)

Awarded to students who receive sponsorship from a Christian ministry. TMU will match, on a dollar-for-dollar basis, up to a total of $1,500 per student. Both the application and the funds must be received by August 1st in order to qualify. 

Click here for the Ministry Matching Grant Application

Awana Citation Award ($1000)

For those students who have received a complete AWANA citation. Award is $1,000. You must submit copy of your AWANA Citation Award by March 2.

Music Scholarships ($-varies)

For music majors only. Contact the Music Department separately.

Athletic Scholarships ($-varies)

For intercollegiate athletes only. Contact the Athletic Department separately.

Shamrock Scholarships ($-varies)

For more information, visit

Note: The priority deadline for submitting most Financial Aid documents is March 2. Please submit your Financial Aid documents by that time in order to ensure consideration for available funds.

As you prepare to submit these documents, you may scan and email your documents to the International Admissions Counselor, fax them to 661-362-2695, or submit them by post to The Master's University - International Admissions, 21726 Placerita Canyon Road, Santa Clarita, CA 91321

Keep in mind that we will not be able to process or guarantee any Financial Aid until all of your admissions application documents have been received.

Our staff is here to guide you through this process—you’re not on your own! Please contact Amy Bryerton, International Admissions Counselor, with any additional questions you have about international financial aid.