View types of funding and additional details for KGI’s programs.
Failure to apply and complete all documents for financial aid in a timely manner does not relieve you of your obligation to meet the payment deadline. If by the payment deadline you do not have aid awarded or you have not made payment/set up a payment plan and you have a balance due you will receive a late fee. For specific information about late fees, please access the KGI Student Account page.
Keck Graduate Institute understands the importance of financial aid in assisting students to cover the cost of attendance. In 2022/23, KGI awarded $1.7M in scholarship aid to the incoming class through endowed, gift, and KGI funded scholarships.
All applicants are encouraged to submit their applications in the priority round in order to receive first consideration for KGI scholarships. All KGI scholarships are awarded on the basis of academic merit and the overall promise shown by an applicant.
General criteria for potential awards include:
All admitted students will receive an aid package that is unique to him or her.
The Genomic Data Analytics Distinction Scholarship is awarded based on the comprehensive standard selection criteria for admission.
Students must accept their admission and award within the timeframe indicated on their award or acceptance letter.
There is not a separate application for merit scholarships. All merit scholarships will be awarded based on information contained within the Admissions application. Notification of merit scholarship awards will be included with your program acceptance letter.
Presidential Access Scholarships are awarded to top applicants based on the school’s comprehensive standard selection criteria for admission and who will be entering the PharmD program directly from community college.
Cannot be combined with another Presidential Scholarship or with the Dean’s or Walgreens Scholarship for Incoming Students.
Presidential Excellence Scholarships are awarded to top applicants based on the school’s comprehensive standard selection criteria for admission.
Presidential Distinction Scholarships are awarded to applicants based on the school’s comprehensive standard selection criteria for admission and support the KGI School of Pharmacy and Health Sciences’ efforts to increase diversity among student pharmacists.
Dean’s Scholarships are awarded to top applicants based on the school’s comprehensive standard selection criteria for admission.
Cannot be combined with the Walgreen’s Scholarship or the Presidential Excellence or Distinction Scholarships for Incoming Students.
*Applicants accepted via Early Decision will receive priory consideration for scholarships.
Presidential Future Pharmacist Scholarships are awarded to top applicants based on the school’s comprehensive standard selection criteria for admission.
Presidential Promise Scholarships are awarded to applicants based on a combination of the school’s comprehensive standard selection criteria for admission and financial need.
Cannot be combined with another Presidential Scholarship.
To apply online, visit our KGI Need-Based Aid Application. If you have questions about completing or submitting the application, you are encouraged to contact the KGI Financial Aid Office at 909.607.8258 or studentaid.gov. In addition to the KGI Need-Based Aid Application, domestic students are required to complete the FAFSA at fafsa.ed.gov for need-based aid consideration.
KGI offers need-based aid to both domestic and international students who demonstrate a financial need.
Incoming MBS, MEng, MS, MSMDE and PharmD students are able to demonstrate a financial need through KGI’s Need-Based Aid application by illustrating how they paid for the undergraduate career, how they plan to meet their expenses for the academic year, and why they wish to be considered for need-based aid.
To apply online, visit our KGI Need-Based Aid Application. If you have questions about completing or submitting the application, you are encouraged to contact the KGI Financial Aid Office at 909.607.8258 or email@example.com. In addition to the KGI Need-Based Aid Application, domestic students are required to complete the FAFSA at studentaid.gov for need-based aid consideration.
Things to keep in mind when applying:
If you have financial aid questions, please feel free to contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please note that only the recipients of the need-based aid award will receive notification. KGI does not send out notification of non-award to those whose applications were not approved.
The U.S. Department of Education has three federal student loan programs:
You are responsible for paying the interest on all Federal Student Loans during all periods. Interest accrues from the date of disbursement. If you choose not to pay the interest while you are in school and during grace periods and deferment or forbearance periods, your interest will accrue (increase) and be capitalized (added to the principal balance of your loan).
The first step in borrowing a Federal Direct Loan is to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). The Federal School Code for KGI is G38533.
When completing the FAFSA please indicate the following grade levels:
PPA/PPC Program – 5th yr. /other undergraduate
All other KGI programs – graduate/professional
Successful completion for the FAFSA allows the following annual eligibility:
Dependent Undergraduate Student (PPA/PPC ONLY): $7,500
Independent Undergraduate Student (PPA/PPC ONLY): $12,500
Graduate/Professional Students: $20,500
Graduate Students that successfully complete the FAFSA will be eligible for a Graduate Level Unsubsidized Loan for the amount of $20,500 per year.
Once you have completed the FAFSA, please complete Step 2 – Federal Subsidized/Unsubsidized MPN and Step 3 – Entrance Counseling.
To sign the MPN for your Unsubsidized Loan, go to studentaid.gov > Log In > Loans and Grants > Master Promissory Note (MPN)
To complete Entrance Counseling, go to studentaid.gov > Log In > Loans and Grants > Loan Entrance Counseling
To determine if you qualify for additional federal funding, please move to either Step 4 if you are a Graduate/Professional Student or Step 7 if you are a PPA/PPC Student.
Here’s a quick overview of Direct PLUS Loans:
– The U.S. Department of Education is the lender.
– The borrower must not have an adverse credit history.
– The maximum loan amount cannot exceed the cost-of-attendance.
– All funding will be made in whole dollars; no cents are used in the Direct Loan Programs.
To apply for a Graduate PLUS Loan, go to studentaid.gov > Log In > Loans and Grants > PLUS Loans: Grad PLUS and Parent PLUS > I am a Graduate or Professional Student
The Master Promissory Note (MPN) is a legal document in which you promise to repay your loan(s) and any accrued interest and fees to the U.S. Department of Education. It also explains the terms and conditions of your loan(s); for instance, it will include information on how interest is calculated, when interest is charged, available repayment plans, and deferment and cancellation provisions.
To sign the MPN for your Graduate PLUS Loan, go to studentaid.gov > Log In > Loans and Grants > Master Promissory Note (MPN) > I’m a Graduate/Professional Student > MPN for Direct PLUS Loans
Once you complete a Federal Graduate PLUS Request, please complete Step 6 – KGI Graduate PLUS Form.
Complete the KGI Graduate PLUS Request.
Here is a quick overview of the Parent PLUS Loan:
-The U.S. Department of Education is the lender.
-The parent borrower must not have an adverse credit history.*
-The maximum loan amount cannot exceed the cost-of-attendance.
*If a parent is denied a Parent PLUS Loan the annual borrowing limit for the student increases to $12,500.
To apply for a Parent PLUS Loan, go to studentaid.gov > Log In > Loans and Grants > PLUS Loans: Grad PLUS and Parent PLUS > I am a Parent of a Student
Upon approval of a Parent PLUS Loan, the parent borrower must complete a PLUS Master Promissory Note. The MPN is located at studentaid.gov > Log In > Loans and Grants > Master Promissory Note (MPN) > I’m a Parent of an Undergraduate Student
Complete the Parent PLUS Loan Acknowledgment Form
Federal Work-Study is a federal financial aid work program funded by Keck Graduate Institute and the United States Department of Education. Federal Work Study awards are part of federal financial aid packages and are only available to U.S. citizens and permanent residents. Generally, F-1 or J-1 students are not eligible for a Federal Work Study position and should not apply. KGI administers this program in accordance with the laws, federal regulations, and instructions issued by or on behalf of the Department of Education, as well as its own institutional policies. KGI’s Federal Work-Study Program is administered without regard to race, creed, color, sex, non-disqualifying disability, or national or ethnic origin.
For additional information concerning KGI’s Federal Work-Study Program, contact the KGI Financial Aid Office at email@example.com or 909.607.8258.
Each international KGI student is eligible for a KGI International Loan with the following annual loan limits:
Please submit a signed and completed master promissory note to, KGI’s Financial Aid Office. A separate note is required for each academic year. Terms and conditions for this student loan program are included in the master promissory note. Completion of the KGI International Student Loan Entrance Counseling is required.
KGI International Student Loan Master Promissory Note
KGI International Student Loan FAQ
KGI International Student Loan Entrance Counseling (REQUIRED)
Private Loans are credit-based consumer loans for students that can be used for educational-related purposes. Many lenders have both fix and adjustable rate loan options available.
KGI is partnered with FASTChoice to make it easier for you to learn about private loans by providing information in a straightforward format to help you determine which private student loan best meets your needs.
There are private student loans available for both Domestic Students (U.S. Citizens and Permanent Residents) and International Students.
Private Loans for Domestic Students
Private Loans for International Students
There are many places to find outside scholarships. If you belong to clubs and organizations, please speak to their main office for scholarship information. Please follow us on Twitter for outside scholarship opportunities.
There are several searchable external scholarship databases provided online. The following are some examples of scholarship search engines which may help you during your search:
In an effort to assist you with your search, please view the link(s) to see the available scholarship(s).
Black Women in STEM Scholarship – Application Deadline September 30, 2023. Five $6,000.00 scholarships available.
25K “Be Bold” No-Essay Scholarship – Application Deadline October 1, 2023. One award worth $25,000.00.
Barbara A. Cooley Master’s Scholarship – Application Deadline October 15, 2023. Scholarship award for $1,000.00.
Mary Schonfield PA School Scholarship – Application Deadline October 15, 2023. One $9,350.00 scholarship available.
Dr. Julian Mitton Scholarship 2023 for Healthcare Students – Application Deadline October 15, 2023
Hector L. Minott Sr. Future Doctor Scholarship – Application Deadline October 16, 2023. Two scholarships available, amount $583.00
Paul and Daisy Soros Fellowship for New Americans – Application Deadline October 26, 2023. Thirty awards of up to $90,000.00.
Study.com Online Graduate Degree Scholarship (MSCM Students) – Application deadline November 1, 2023
Dona Lupita Immigrant Scholarship – Application Deadline November 12, 2023
International Fellowships (International Women) – Application Deadline November 15, 2023. Scholarships $20,000.00-$50,000.00.
American Indian Medical Scholarship Program – Application Deadline December 1, 2023. Scholarship up to $6,000.00
Scholarship Essay Contest – Application Deadline December 1, 2023. Scholarship award of $1,000.00.
SMART Scholarship for Service Program (STEM) – Application Deadline December 14, 2023. $25,000-$38,000 to 300 recipients.
Unigo $10K Scholarship – Application Deadline December 31, 2023
$5,000 Discover Student Loan Scholarship Award – 12 winners throughout the year
$2000 Sallie Mae Scholarship – Application deadline at the end of each month.
California Veterans Association College Fee Waiver Program – Application Deadline: Rolling. Multiple awards with Varying amounts.
LA Tutors Innovation in Education Scholarship – Application deadline is on the 20th of each month. Scholarship Amount $500.00.
MPOWER Monthly Scholarship Series – Application deadline is the last day of each month
SOFI Scholarship – Application deadline at the end of each month.
If you receive financial assistance from private sources such as external donors, company tuition remission, VA Education Benefits, these funds will need to be reported to the Financial Aid Office. This would include outside scholarships, tuition assistance, or educational benefits awarded within the academic year. The total amount received from all resources plus the Federal Loans cannot exceed the student’s cost of attendance.
In efforts to lower educational loan debt, it is our policy to apply all financial assistance toward the Graduate PLUS Loan should the amount requested is up to the student’s cost of attendance within their overall financial aid package.
Students who have been or are currently serving in the military may be eligible for VA Educational Benefits. Some benefits are also available to spouses or dependents of veterans. For information, please view our Veteran’s Education Benefits page.