Financial Aid

You Have Questions, We Have Answers

Sofia University’s Financial Aid Office is here to help you get the financial assistance you need throughout your time here at the university. This may come in the form of scholarships, student loans, or other federal assistance. We strive to make this process as easy as possible for you. See information regarding scholarships for undergraduate students, graduate students, or repayment to see more information about the financial aid that is available to you. The Financial Aid Office is open Monday through Friday, from 8 A.M. to 4 P.M. PST, and can be reached by emailing financial.aid@sofia.edu.

Financial aid is available to all eligible students, however, not all students will qualify for all aid programs. Review our Special Circumstances section for some special situations.

How do I apply for Financial Aid?

The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is used to determine your student aid eligibility based on your personal and family situation. If you are a first-time user, you will be required to create an FSA ID. It allows users to access personal information on federal student aid websites as well as to sign a FAFSA. There are two ways to complete the FAFSA form.
1

FAFSA Website

Visit the fafsa.gov website.

2

MyStudentAid App

Use the myStudentAid app, which you can download from both the Apple App Store (iOS) and Google Play (Android).

Federal Student Loans

Sofia students may be eligible to receive subsidized and unsubsidized loans based on their financial need.
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Financial Aid FAQs

How do I contact Financial Aid?

Email financial.aid@sofia.edu or call (888) 820-1484 and press option 5 between 8 A.M. to 4 P.M. PST.

How do I apply for Financial Aid?

Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) application prior to the end of the current academic year.

Please note: You must submit a FAFSA form for each school year in which you want to be considered for federal student aid.

What is Sofia University’s FAFSA code?

G22676 – This is how Sofia University is designated as the recipient of your FAFSA.

How do I check the status of my FAFSA® application?

Your FAFSA status can be found on the “My FAFSA” page, which displays immediately after you log in if you have already started or completed a FAFSA form.

Are there scholarships available?

Click here for information about scholarships available to you.

If my award is greater than my tuition, when will I receive my excess funds?

Excess funds, if applicable, are disbursed 14-21 days after the 1st day of class. Send a completed ACH form to: Student.Accounts@Sofia.edu

What is the minimum Grade Point Average (GPA) to qualify for financial aid?

Each quarter undergraduate students must maintain a 2.0 GPA to qualify for financial aid.

Each quarter graduate students must maintain a 3.0 GPA to qualify for financial aid.

What is the verification process and why was I selected?

Verification is an administrative process by which the Department of Education requires a random subset of federal student aid applicants (approximately 30%) to submit additional documentation.

Can I use Financial Aid to pay for attendance at Seminars and/or Intensives?

Seminar and/or Intensives tuition is eligible for Financial Aid; however, travel and accommodations are not eligible.

Can non-US citizens apply for financial aid?

Most U.S. citizens or eligible noncitizens are eligible for financial aid. Generally, if you have a “green card” (in other words, if you are a permanent resident alien), you will be considered an “eligible noncitizen” and will be able to get federal student aid if you meet the other basic eligibility criteria.

Canadian citizens should visit Student aid and education planning.

Special Circumstances

Are You a Veteran?

We Proudly Support Our Vets

Sofia University proudly serves veteran students. Eligibility and rules governing the receipt of benefits vary according to enlistment dates and length of service. Contact the Benefits Office of the Department of Veterans Affairs for details by calling 888-GIBILL1 (888-442-4551) or visit the VA website at www.benefits.va.gov

Are You Canadian?

You May be Eligible for Canadian Government FA

Sofia University is an eligible institution of higher learning for government-sponsored financial aid in all Canadian provinces and territories. Eligible Canadian students should contact the ministry of education in their home province for application procedures.

Are You From Outside the U.S. or Canada?

International students may not apply for U.S. financial aid. For more information, please contact our financial aid office. There are other considerations, such as transcript evaluation, income, and the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL). Please refer to the International Student Application Requirements.

Scholarships

Let us help you pay for school.

For over 40 years, the experiences and education we have offered our students have transformed them and thereby countless clients and others with whom they live and work. Sofia University is pleased to offer scholarships to support entering and continuing students who can demonstrate financial need, will contribute meaningfully to the diversity of the transpersonal community, and possess a high potential to thrive. Since July 1st, 2014, we’ve awarded $170,000 in scholarships to Sofia students through the Sofia University fund. Scholarships can be combined with financial aid, depending on eligibility. 

Please check out our scholarships page to explore scholarships currently offered to Sofia students. 

 

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