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Pepperdine Full Ride Scholarships

Last Updated on November 17, 2021 by Omotomiwa Lydia

A scholarship is financial aid that does not need to be repaid. Total aid awarded in loans, grants, and scholarships may not exceed a student’s total Cost of Attendance.

Pepperdine Scholarships for Continuing Students

For GSEP Pepperdine Scholarships, continuing students are defined as students presently enrolled at Pepperdine University’s Graduate School of Education and Psychology in their second term or more in the same academic program. Please note, transfers from a GSEP Doctor of Education program to the GSEP Doctor of Philosophy in Global Leadership and Change program are considered continuing students for Pepperdine scholarship purposes.

Awards are made based on a variety of criteria, including academic merit, financial need, specific academic programs, and the promotion of cultural diversity at the school.

Please note: Students in the 100% online (Psychology @ Pepperdine) programs are only eligible for the Curtice & Evelyn Booth Veterans Endowed Scholarship and the Waves Got Your Six Scholarship. These scholarships can be combined with other scholarships except Federal and Institutional Military Scholarships/Benefits, Athletic Scholarships, and the GSEP Diversity Scholarship. Students receiving these scholarships/benefits, or other forms of third-party scholarship(s) will require further approvals. Scholarships are generally awarded at the start of the academic year and students must be enrolled full-time (6 units each term) to remain eligible.

View GSEP Pepperdine Scholarship Policies


 

GSEP COVID-19 Tuition Discount

The Graduate School of Education and Psychology understands the unique impact and uncertainty of the COVID-19 pandemic and, in response, is offering returning students a discount for the Fall 2021 academic term to help offset the University-wide tuition increase. This discount is only available to continuing students who are registered for the Fall 2021 term, and it will be automatically posted to eligible students’ accounts as part of their financial aid by the start of the Fall 2021 term.

Administration Policies:
The discount is available to continuing students only.
Students enrolled in only the one-unit Dissertation Completion course (PSY801 or ED792) are not eligible.
Funds will be disbursed in Fall 2021 term only. Failure to enroll in the Fall 2021 will result in the forfeiture of this discount.
Recipients of this discount are not restricted from receiving other institutional scholarships or discounts for which they qualify. Students receiving full tuition funding from third parties may not be eligible for this discount.
Masters program students will receive $400, and doctoral program students will receive $600.


L.A. Sheriff’s Department University Partnership

LASD University students and their qualifying spouse and children (must apply to the program by age 25) as well as city, county, state and federal employees. Employees must be in good standing. Discount cannot be applied to previous terms. Please visit https://gsep.pepperdine.edu/admission/lasdu-partnership/ for more information.

Application Process:
Eligible students must submit an employment verification form to receive the discount before or during each term. Verification forms can be obtained by contacting the Financial Aid Office.

Contact the GSEP Financial Aid Office for more information at 310.568.5775 or [email protected]


Marco Garcia Memorial Fellowship

Eligibility Criteria:

The GSEP Marco Garcia Memorial Fellowship Scholarship was established to provide financial assistance to students pursuing a graduate degree in psychology. It was established to promote mental health services in the underserved multicultural community with an emphasis in providing direct services to the Mexican-American population.

This scholarship is available to students enrolled full-time in either the PsyD in Clinical Psychology or MA in Clinical Psychology (Daytime Format, Evening Format, or Aliento) programs. Recipients must be Mexican or Mexican-American. Students anticipated to graduate this term or in the upcoming term are ineligible to apply for this scholarship. Recipients must also demonstrate excellent academic performance (cumulative GPA of 3.5 or above). This award will be evenly distributed across the spring and summer terms.

Application Process:

If you qualify based on the criteria above, please complete the following steps:

  1. Please visit pepperdine.academicworks.com/users/sign_in. Once on the page, kindly click “Sign In With Your Institution.” You must use your Pepperdine Network ID and password. Note: Do not click the “Opportunities” tab on the upper left-hand side.
  2. You must complete the General Application if you have not done so already.
  3. Once the General Application is completed, you will find the scholarship application under “Other Recommended Opportunities” or “Opportunities.”
    • Within the application, students will be asked to submit a three-page (single-spaced) essay describing:
      • Personal background
      • Professional and volunteer experience
      • Issues facing the Latino/a community
      • How your work as a mental health professional will address the issues facing the Latino/a community
    • Also within the application, students will be asked to submit one letter of recommendation (no older than 1 year) from a Pepperdine University faculty member or clinical supervisor
  4. For questions regarding the application and criteria, contact us at [email protected] or 310-568-5775.

The application deadline is Friday, November 5, 2021.


Urban Fellows Grant

Awarded to Psychology and Education students doing a practicum or clinical experience in an underserved community.

Application Process:

Application and personal statement required

Psychology students contact Dr. Shey Quintom Olaoshebikan for more information at [email protected] Education students contact Dr. Anthony Collatos at 310.568.5671 or [email protected]


The GSEP Endowed Fellows Fund

Eligibility Criteria:

The GSEP Fellows Fund applies to both currently enrolled and new students and is designed to increase graduate-level higher education access and to promote academic excellence among African American male scholars matriculating in the Pepperdine University Graduate School of Education and Psychology Ph.D. in Global Leadership and Change program. This fund seeks to reduce financial barriers for this targeted population and increase their representation in positions such as designers, developers, technology managers, teachers, and organizational leaders. It also seeks to increase Pepperdine’s involvement in church and community activities. Recipients must demonstrate a strong commitment to Christian values and be actively engaged in both the church and the broader community. Scholarship recipients must agree to complete a technology/leadership project in collaboration with a GSEP approved local or global partner before the end of the academic year in which the fellowship is awarded.

Application Process:

The applicant must submit an essay (approximately 300 words) and two letters of recommendation from church and community leaders. The essay should address the applicant’s eligibility with particular emphasis on their ongoing involvement in and contributions to the church and the broader community. It should address their experience with technology and explain their planned technology/leadership project. Scholarships can be renewed annually with proof of good academic standing and an approved technology/leadership project plan. Applications must be submitted electronically to the following link: The GSEP Endowed Fellows Fund

A scholarship is financial aid that does not need to be repaid. Total aid awarded in loans, grants, and scholarships may not exceed a student’s total Cost of Attendance.

Pepperdine Scholarships for Continuing Students

For GSEP Pepperdine Scholarships, continuing students are defined as students presently enrolled at Pepperdine University’s Graduate School of Education and Psychology in their second term or more in the same academic program. Please note, transfers from a GSEP Doctor of Education program to the GSEP Doctor of Philosophy in Global Leadership and Change program are considered continuing students for Pepperdine scholarship purposes.

Awards are made based on a variety of criteria, including academic merit, financial need, specific academic programs, and the promotion of cultural diversity at the school.

Please note: Students in the 100% online (Psychology @ Pepperdine) programs are only eligible for the Curtice & Evelyn Booth Veterans Endowed Scholarship and the Waves Got Your Six Scholarship. These scholarships can be combined with other scholarships except Federal and Institutional Military Scholarships/Benefits, Athletic Scholarships, and the GSEP Diversity Scholarship. Students receiving these scholarships/benefits, or other forms of third-party scholarship(s) will require further approvals. Scholarships are generally awarded at the start of the academic year and students must be enrolled full-time (6 units each term) to remain eligible.

View GSEP Pepperdine Scholarship Policies

Pepperdine Tuition

Undergraduate Tuition, Budget, and Cost

The Cost of Attendance (COA) is provided as a guide when estimating the costs of specified programs at Pepperdine University, Seaver College. The COA is based on normal charges incurred by most students; however individual charges may vary based on the students choice of housing, meal plan, program of study, total units enrolled, and other miscellaneous items.

Click on the academic year for which you are applying.

2021-2022 On-Campus/Off-Campus Cost of Attendance

Flat-rate tuition (12-18 units per semester)$59,450
Room & Board (double occupancy room, meal plan)$16,700
Campus Life Fee$252
Books and Supplies$1,250
Loan Fees$68*
Transportation$1,000
Personal Expenses$1,500
TOTAL$80,220*

Direct Costs

Direct educational costs include tuition, room and board, and a campus life fee. For the 2021-2022 academic year, typical direct costs are as follows:

Direct Costs for 2021-2022 Academic Year

Flat-rate tuition (12-18 units per semester)$59,450 / year
Room & Board (double occupancy room, meal plan)$16,700 / year
Campus Life Fee$ 252 / year
TOTAL$76,402 / year **

*Your actual amount of loan fees is determined by the amount you borrow. The Department of Education will deduct a 1.057% origination fee from the Federal Direct Subsidized/Unsubsidized Loan disbursements and a 4.228% origination fee from the Federal Direct Parent Plus Loan disbursements.

**An additional charge of approximately $1,373 per semester for health insurance may be incurred if a student is not already covered by family or group health coverage. Additional miscellaneous charges/fees may be added to the student account as they are incurred by a student, for example – registration adjustment fees, private voice/music instruction, parking tickets, etc.

Important Note: The budgets listed above are the normal charges incurred by most students. However, individual charges may vary based on the student’s choice of housing arrangement, meal plan, and total number of units enrolled. All students should come prepared with cash or credit card to purchase their books. Books cannot be charged to your student account or purchased with your student ID card. Listed below are the costs for each individual item. Please contact your Financial Assistance Advisor to increase your Room and Board or Tuition cost, if applicable. Please see the Housing and Residence Life website for additional information.

UnitsTuition Cost
1-11$1,865 per unit per semester
12-18$29,725 flat-rate per semester
19+$29,725 flat-rate, plus $1,865 per unit over 18 units per semester
Room and Board per SemesterCost
Residence Hall (double occupancy)
(With basic point meal plan)
$8,350

Indirect Costs

In addition to the University’s direct costs, each student will incur indirect costs while attending the University. Listed below are the estimated costs for the academic year.

Estimated Indirect Costs** for 2021-2022 Academic Year

Books and Supplies$1,250
Loan Fees$68
Transportation$1,000
Personal Expenses$1,500
TOTAL$3,818

**Indirect costs include books, supplies, loan fees, transportation and personal expenses. These items will not be charged directly to the student account. Although individual expenses for indirect costs vary per student, the financial assistance budget includes the following amounts in determining the financial assistance award.

Cost of Attendance (Direct Costs + Indirect Costs) = $80,220

Calculate your estimated cost

It is important that you clearly understand how your financial assistance will be credited to your student account so that you can accurately budget the amount you will need to cover your account balance as well as pay your indirect costs such as your books. Confirmed and verified grant and scholarship funds may credit to your account in the amount listed on your Financial Assistance Award, if applicable. Most loans have guarantee fees which will be deducted prior to disbursement of the loan. This means that the loan proceeds that are credited to your student account may be less than the amount listed on your award. Federal Work Study and the Pepperdine Work Program should also be a consideration. The amount for the work offer cannot be used up front for payment on your student account and will not be subtracted from your account balance as a financial assistance resource. The student is required to find employment and he/she will receive a paycheck bi-weekly based on total hours worked.

Payment Plans

For information and questions about student charges, refunds and account balances, please contact the Student Accounts Office at 310.506.8000.