International Students

International Student Aid

Financial Aid

It is important to understand the cost of attending a private university in the United States before beginning the application process. This section attempts to answer questions about financial aid available to international students.

  • Before requests for financial aid can be considered, the applicant must complete and return the application with the required transcripts, references, Affidavit of Support, etc., and be accepted for admittance by June 1st.
  • It is essential that the University clearly understands the applicant's qualifications and sponsor's financial resources before evaluating eligibility for scholarship assistance. Incomplete or unnotarized Affidavits will be returned to the applicant.
  • Applicants who wish to be considered for financial assistance should specify this request with their completed application forms.


The International Student Aid Grant is available to international students who have been accepted to Biola University. Eligibility is based on academic achievement and financial need. Amount is $800 per year for master's level education and $2000 per year for doctoral studies. There is no application necessary, however full financial sponsorship must be shown before you can be considered for this grant. The grant cannot be considered as part of your financial support documentation.

International Scholarships

Other scholarships available to international students are departmental scholarships and church matching scholarships.

Employment Opportunities

International students on F-1 visas may work on campus but not off campus. Accompanying spouses in the U.S. are not permitted to work unless also full-time students. Do not plan on any other employment while in the United States. Biola has around 680 on-campus jobs, but it is not guaranteed that you will get a job on campus.

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