Every student must complete a Financial Aid Application to be considered for any financial aid. The Master’s University offers Merit-based Scholarships, Need-based Grants, and Federal/State Aid. See below for more details. All Institutional aid is awarded up to 4 years/8 semesters. All institutional aid is evenly disbursed between two semesters.

In order to qualify for financial aid, students must first complete their admission process. See freshmen, transfer, international, and homeschool admission requirements at masters.edu/apply.

  • Steadfast Scholarship keyboard_arrow_down

    The 2021 John P. Stead Steadfast Scholarship

    Deadline / Extended Deadline

    December 1, 2020 / February 26, 2021

    Required Documents

    Steadfast Scholarship Application. Opens Oct 1, 2020.

    See more details »

    Amount

    Full-Tuition Coverage (5 scholarships available)

    This scholarship combines all institutional, external, and/or government aid available (not including loans) equating to $27,950/year across four (4) years. Scholarship recipients pay zero tuition and do not need to take any loans for tuition. Room, board, student fees, or other costs are separate

    • For all new undergraduate on-campus freshmen and transfer students.
    • Students must be first-time applicants admitted for Fall 2021.
    • Students must complete the FAFSA and the 2021 John P. Stead Steadfast Scholarship application.
    • Standard financial aid eligibility applies for awarding and renewal.
  • Academic Scholarships keyboard_arrow_down

    President's Scholarship

    Deadline

    February 15, 2021

    Eligibility

    See details: President’s Scholarship

    Competitive scholarship awarded to full-time incoming freshmen. Applicants must have a weighted high school GPA of 4.00 and a SAT I score (Critical Reading and Math sub-tests only) of 1350 or ACT score of 30 or CLT score of 98. Renewable with a college GPA of 3.5.

    Required Documents

    Apply now: Online Application (application opens Oct 1, 2020)

    amount

    $56,000. Awarded annually as $14,000 per year across up to 4 years.

    Distinguished & Honors

    Eligibility

    Awarded to Traditional, full time students. Renewable with a cumulative 2.75 GPA. (Standardized Test Encouraged but not Required.)

    Required Documents

    None

    Amount

    Up to $5,500 Click here to see your Award

  • Athletic Scholarships keyboard_arrow_down

    Athletic Scholarship

    Eligibility

    Awarded by the Athletic Department to students who demonstrate athletic ability and Christian character which will contribute to The Master’s University and its athletic programs. Annual application is required.

    Students awarded athletic scholarships may only receive Federal/State Aid and Outside or Ministry Scholarships (outside portion only) in addition to their athletic scholarship. They do not qualify for any other institutional aid.

    Required Documents

    Contact the Athletic department for more information

    Amount

    Varies

  • Music Scholarships keyboard_arrow_down

    Music Scholarships

    Eligibility

    Awarded by the Music Department to students who demonstrate superior music ability and who are committed to The Master’s University and the ministry focus of the programs. Annual application is required.

    Required Documents

    Contact the Music Department for details.

    Amount

    Varies

  • Ministry & Alumni Scholarships keyboard_arrow_down

    Pastor and Missionary Dependent Grant

    Eligibility

    Awarded to full-time students demonstrating need, who are dependents of full-time pastors or missionaries who provide their family’s primary support and whose ministries are consistent with the mission of TMU.

    Required Documents

    Pastor and Missionary Dependent Grant Application

    Amount

    $1,000

    Ministry Matching Grant

    Eligibility

    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, as long as funds remain available.

    Required Documents

    Ministry Matching Grant Paper Application

    Ministry Match Grant Online Application

    Amount

    Up to $1,500

    Alumni Grant

    Eligibility

    Awarded to new students applying for the 2021-2022 academic year, whose parents hold a degree from The Master’s University in Santa Clarita, CA.

    Required Documents

    Alumni Grant Application

    Amount

    $1,000

    The Master's Global Scholarship

    Eligibility

    The Master’s Global Scholarship is designed to provide financial assistance to deserving students showing reasonable progress towards the completion of a degree at The Master’s University. The scholarship is designed to aid

    1) International students with a proven affiliation to TMU through GMI, TMAI, GTY, TMS, or TMU alumni, as an expansion of the newly launched International Students Tuition Care program;

    2) Students originating from churches with long-standing relationships with TMUS, especially churches led by pastors from TMS, members of TMF, or the TMUS Board; and/or

    3) Students who are children of TMU alumni.

    The Recipient Must:

    Classify as a student under one of the three categories listed above; and,

    Preference for eligible students shall be given to those who demonstrate a need for financial assistance.

    • Recipient exhibits Christian characteristics as one “…who walks worthy of God…” (I Thessalonians 2:12) in daily life.

    • Recipient must be enrolled full-time (12 or more units).

    • Recipient must maintain a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5.

    • Scholarship is awarded for one year. Annual application is required to renew.

    • Must maintain good standing with chapel and church attendance

    Required Documents

    The Master’s Global Application

  • Church Scholarships keyboard_arrow_down

    Church Scholarships

    Eligible Church Partners
    • Grace Community Church (Sun Valley, CA)
    • Faith Community Church (Newhall, CA)
    • Placerita Bible Church (Newhall, CA)
    • Faith Bible Church (Spokane, WA)
    • Crossroads Community Church (Valencia, CA)
    • Grace Baptist Church (Santa Clarita, CA)
    • Faith Community Bible Church (Boise, ID)
    Scholarship Details
    • This scholarship is for new, incoming traditional undergraduate freshmen or transfer students.

    • The student must be a member or regular attendee of the partnered church (listed above), and provide the pastor’s recommendation from the listed church in their application for traditional undergraduate admissions.

    • Students must apply to this scholarship in order to be eligible. Scholarship awards are not automatic.

    • The student must have a high school GPA of 3.0 or above, or transfer student must have a transfer GPA of 3.0 or above. Awards are dependent on GPA, FAFSA, and Need.

    • Scholarships are limited to five (5) per church. Once all scholarships have been awarded, eligible students who have not been awarded may be placed on a scholarship waitlist.

    • Does not stack with The Master’s Fellowship (TMF) Church Partner Scholarships.

    • Apply Here

    Scholarship Amount

    $2,500

    The Master's Fellowship (TMF) Church Partner Scholarships

    Eligible Church Partners

    The Master’s Fellowship (TMF) Member Churches

    Scholarship Details
    • This scholarship is for new, incoming traditional undergraduate freshmen or transfer students.

    • The student must be a member or regular attendee of a TMF member church, and provide the pastor’s recommendation from the TMF church in their application for traditional undergraduate admissions.

    • Students must apply to this scholarship in order to be eligible. Scholarship awards are not automatic.

    • The student must have a high school GPA of 3.0 or above, or transfer student must have a transfer GPA of 3.0 or above. Awards are dependent on GPA, FAFSA, and Need.

    • Scholarships are limited to ten (10) total. Once all scholarships have been awarded, eligible students who have not been awarded may be placed on a scholarship waitlist.

    • Does not stack with additional Church Scholarships.

    • Apply Here

    Scholarship Amount

    $2,500

  • Need-Based Grants keyboard_arrow_down

    The Master's University Grant

    Eligibility

    Awarded to students based on academic achievement and financial need. The student must be enrolled full-time at The Master’s University and have a minimum GPA of 2.0.

    Required Documents

    FAFSA

    Amount

    Varies

    International Student Grant

    Eligibility

    Awarded to new and continuing international student based on financial need and academic achievement. Please contact the International Student Office for more information.

    Required Documents

    International Grant Application (Online)

    International Parent Supplemental Application (Online)

    International Students Tuition Care

    Eligibility

    For international students affiliated with The Master’s Institute International (TMAI), Grace To You (GTY), The Master’s Seminary (TMS) or other affiliates, we offer a 50% tuition-only scholarship. This is a need-based grant available to students who meet all the below criteria. The student’s need is determined through the standard financial aid procedure for international students.

    See Details and Eligibility HERE

    Amount

    $13,975

    Loss of Job Application

    Eligibility

    The Master’s University understands that some families have lost jobs or lost a significant amount of income due to COVID-19. We want to do our best to help work with you and the federal government to assist you with additional resources. We have the ability to notify the Department of Education of any loss of Job and in return potentially help you receive additional federal or institutional funds.

    Amount

    Varies. Max $6,195.

    Required Documents

    Loss of Job - Financial Aid Analysis Application

  • Departmental Scholarships (Deadlines for Department Scholarships are March 2nd, 2021) keyboard_arrow_down

    School of Biblical Studies

    Apply for the Bible Department Scholarships here.

    School of Business and Communication

    Apply for the Business Department Scholarships here

    Apply for the Communications Department Scholarships here

    School of Music (New students must apply through the Music Department. Click HERE for details.)

    Apply for the Music Department Scholarships here

    School of Science, Mathematics, Technology and Health

    Apply for the Science Department Scholarships here (Bio)

    Apply for the Kinesiology Department Scholarships here

    Apply for the Math Department Scholarships here

    Apply for the Computer & Information Scholarships Here

    School of Humanities

    Pearl C. Schaffer School of Education

    Apply for the Teacher Education Department Scholarships here

  • Donor Scholarships- Now open for 2021-2022 keyboard_arrow_down

    Donor Funded Scholarships

    Founders Scholarship (Open for 2021-2022)

    Donor Scholarships (Open for 2021-2022)

    The Master’s Global Scholarship 2021-2022

    • Student’s parent/s are alumni of TMC/TMUS; or student’s family is employed by The Master’s Academy International (TMAI), Grace To You (GTY), or Grace Community Church (GCC Sun Valley); or student’s pastor is a TMC/TMUS alum.

    • Student recommended completing the FAFSA, which demonstrates need.

  • Outside Scholarships keyboard_arrow_down

    TMU Outside Scholarship Database

    Eligibility

    Varies per application

    Required Documents

    Varies per scholarship. See TMU Database for details.

    Amount

    Varies

    Sallie Mae Outside Scholarship Database

    Eligibility

    Varies per application

    Required Documents

    Varies per scholarship. See Sallie Mae Database for details.

    Amount

    Varies

    College Board Outside Scholarship Database

    Eligibility

    Varies per application

    Required Documents

    Varies per scholarship. See College Board database for details.

    Amount

    Varies

  • Law Enforcement, Fire Department, and Military/Veterans keyboard_arrow_down

    Red & Blue Scholarship (Law Enforcement & Fire Department Dependents Scholarship)

    Eligibility
    • Scholarship Page: Red & Blue Scholarship

    • Awarded to full-time students demonstrating need, who are dependents of full-time law enforcement or fire departments who provide their family’s primary support.

    • 10 scholarships available.

    • This scholarship is for new, incoming traditional undergraduate freshmen or transfer students applying to FALL 2021 or later.

    • Renewable for up to 4 years.

    Scholarship Amount

    $2,500

    Application

    Apply Here

    Military & Veterans

    Eligibility

    The Master’s University welcomes veterans and members of the U.S. Armed Forces. We have resources for Veterans, active duty, reservists, and their families to navigate the unique financial aid resources and benefits available.

    Details

    Please see Financial Aid - Veterans Benefits for complete details.

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    1st-Generation Scholarship

    Eligibility
    • Scholarship Landing Page: 1st-Generation Scholarship

    • Renewable for up to 4 years.

    • Any incoming student who is a first-generation college student (i.e., neither parent completed a bachelor’s degree)

    • Demonstrated need to be verified by the Office of Financial Aid

    • This scholarship is for new, incoming traditional undergraduate freshmen or transfer students applying to Fall 2021 or later.

    Scholarship Amount

    $2,500

    Application
    • Complete the FAFSA (with TMU federal school code 001220), or

    • if you are an AB 540 student, complete the California Dream Act application

    • Submit a 1st-Generation Scholarship Application, Opens Oct 1.

    • Apply Here

  • Early Admission Scholarships keyboard_arrow_down

    Early Admission Scholarships

    Eligibility
    • Admission date is prior to Nov. 1st
    • Note, this is not the application start date. This refers to a complete and admitted application.
    Scholarship Amount
    • $1,000
    • Eligible for additional scholarships and aid.
    Application
    • None Needed. Automatically applied to the student’s financial aid package.
    • This is a one-time first-year scholarship.
  • Spring Semester Scholarships keyboard_arrow_down

    "Spring Into Action" Scholarship

    Eligibility
    • Open to all new undergraduate, on-campus students starting in Spring 2021.
    • Student must be admitted to Spring 2021.
    • Student may have deferred their admission.
    • Student must complete the FAFSA, which demonstrates need.
    Scholarship Amount
    • Up to $2,500
    • Eligible for additional scholarships and aid.
    Application
    • None Needed. Automatically applied to the student’s financial aid package based on need. The student must contact their admissions counselor.
    • See eligibility requirements.

    The Master's Global Scholarship

    Eligibility
    • Open to new undergraduate, on-campus students starting in Spring 2021.
    • Student must be admitted to Spring 2021.
    • Student may have deferred their admission.
    • Student recommended to complete the FAFSA, which demonstrates need.
    • Student’s parent/s are alumni of TMC/TMUS; or student’s family is employed by The Master’s Academy International (TMAI), Grace To You (GTY), or Grace Community Church (GCC Sun Valley); or student’s pastor is a TMC/TMUS alum.
    Scholarship Amount
    • $2,500 (Average. Varies based on need as assessed by TMU Office Of Financial Aid)

    • Eligible for additional scholarships and aid.

    Application

    The Master’s Global Scholarship Application Form

Contact Info

The Master’s University
Financial Aid Office
21726 Placerita Canyon Rd
Santa Clarita, CA 91321

Email: financialaid@masters.edu

Phone: 1-800-568-6248
or 661-362-2290

Fax: 661-362-2693

Hours

Monday - Friday
8:30 am - 5:00 pm

Closed on school holidays

Federal School Code: 001220

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