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. Last year, KGI awarded over $1.2 million 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.
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 Excellence Scholarships are awarded to top applicants based on the school’s comprehensive standard selection criteria for admission.
Cannot be combined with another Presidential Scholarship or with the Dean’s or Walgreens Scholarship for Incoming Students.
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.
The Genetic Counseling Dean’s Scholarship is awarded based on the comprehensive standard selection criteria for admission and Genetic Counseling Admissions Match results and supports the School’s efforts to increase diversity in the genetic counseling profession.
The Genetic Counseling Cultural Engagement Scholarship is awarded based on the comprehensive standard selection criteria for admission and required essay submission.
All Matched students, minus the recipient of the Genetic Counseling Dean’s Scholarship, will receive additional information regarding how to apply, including the specific scholarship essay prompt, after the Match date.
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.
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 email@example.com. 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, 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.
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 two 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 – Annual Student Loan Acknowledgement.
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 Unsubsidized Loan, go to studentaid.gov > Log In > I Want to: Complete Loan Agreement (Master Promissory Note)
Once you complete your Subsidized/Unsubsidized MPN,, please complete Step – 3 Annual Student Loan Acknowledgement and Step 4 – Entrance Counseling.
As part of the Master Promissory Note (MPN) confirmation process, an Annual Student Loan Acknowledgement (ASLA) is mandatory to be completed by a student who will be accepting Federal Loans.
Federal Loans that require an ASLA include the following:
To access and complete the ASLA please refer to the following steps:
To sign the ASLA form, go to studentaid.gov > Log In > I Want to: complete Annual Student Loan Acknowledgement requirement (previously referred to as the “Informed Borrowing Confirmation” process.) A link entitled “Complete Annual Student Loan Acknowledgement” can be found under the Complete Aid Process Tab.”
PLEASE NOTE: This new requirement is in addition to the existing Master Promissory Note (MPN) process and does not replace existing counseling requirements. This means that in addition to completing the Annual Student Loan Acknowledgement, the following is still required in order for your Federal Direct Loans to be accepted and processed by KGI’s Financial Aid Office:
-First-time student Direct Loan borrowers must complete entrance counseling before receiving their first loan disbursement.
-Direct PLUS Loan applicants who are determined to have an adverse credit history and qualify for a Direct PLUS Loan must obtain an endorser and complete a PLUS credit counseling.
During entrance counseling, you will learn about the following:
-What a Direct Loan is and how the loan process works
-Managing your education expenses
-Other financial resources to consider to help pay for your education
-Your rights and responsibilities as a borrower
-Entrance Counseling is required before you can receive your Unsubsidized Loan.
To complete Entrance Counseling, go to studentaid.gov > Log In > I Want to: Complete Loan Counseling (Entrance, Financial Awareness, Exit).
To determine if you qualify for additional federal funding, please move to either Step 5 if you are a Graduate/Professional Student or Step 8 if you are a PPA/PPC Student.
The maximum amount a graduate/professional student can borrow with the Federal Unsubsidized Loan is $20,500 per year. If you need to borrow additional funds to cover the gap between the tuition and the unsubsidized loan amount, there is a Federal Loan offered to graduate/professional Students called the Graduate PLUS Loan. With this loan you can borrow enough to cover your funding gap, and you can also borrow additional funds for living expenses.
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 > I Want to: Apply for a Direct PLUS Loan > Direct PLUS Loan Application for Graduate/Professional Students.
Because the Graduate PLUS Loan is a Separate Loan from the Unsubsidized Loan, you will need to complete an additional Master Promissory Note specifically for the Graduate PLUS Loan.
To sign the MPN for your Graduate PLUS Loan, go to studentaid.gov > Log In > I Want to: Complete Loan Agreement (Master Promissory Note).
Once you complete a Federal Graduate PLUS Request, please complete Step 6 – KGI Graduate PLUS Form.
This form allows students to tell the KGI Financial Aid Department the outcome they would like to accomplish when borrowing a Graduate PLUS Loan. The financial aid team with calculate the amount needed to accomplish the desired borrowing result.
Complete the KGI Graduate PLUS Request.
The PPA/PPC Programs are considered a 5th year undergraduate certificate program. The annual maximum a DEPENDENT undergraduate student can borrow is $7,500. The Department of Education offers a loan for the parent(s) of DEPENDENT undergraduate students called the Parent PLUS Loan. The Parent PLUS loan can cover the tuition and student living expenses up to the cost-of-attendance.
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 > I Want to: Apply for a Direct PLUS Loan > Direct Loan Application for Parents.
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 > I Want to: Complete Loan Agreement (Master Promissory Note) > PLUS MPN for Parents.
To complete ASLA form, go to studentaid.gov > Log In > I Want to: complete Annual Student Loan Acknowledgement requirement (previously referred to as the “Informed Borrowing Confirmation” process.) A link entitled “Complete Annual Student Loan Acknowledgement” can be found under the Complete Aid Process Tab.”
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.
If you receive assistance from private sources, these funds will need to be reported to the Financial Aid Office. This would include outside scholarships or tuition assistance awarded within the academic year. The total amount received from all resources cannot exceed the student’s cost of attendance.
In efforts to lower educational loan debt, it is out policy to apply an outside scholarship 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.