Five Branches University is an accredited institution of higher education approved to participate in federal financial aid programs. Our financial aid programs assist more than 80% of our students in meeting the financial costs of their education.
The financial aid office can assist you in finding the sources of financial aid that best suit your educational needs. We understand that furthering your education requires a significant investment of your time, energy and resources and deciding how to fund your education involves solid information and careful planning. We recommend you determine your financial plan as early as possible so you can focus on your academic responsibilities once the MTCM program begins.
Federal Student Financial Aid Program
Federal financial aid programs provide financial assistance to students who, without such assistance, would be unable to meet educational costs at the University. Financial Aid for the MTCM program includes educational costs: tuition, fees, books and supplies, and a reasonable allowance for living during the academic year.
Eligibility for financial aid is determined using a federal formula as outlined by the U.S. Department of Education. In order to qualify for federal financial aid, you must be a U.S. citizen or permanent resident. Students who attend Five Branches University on an F-1 Visa (international students) are not eligible to participate in the federal financial aid program.
You are eligible to apply for financial aid for each year you are a student at Five Branches University. You are required to progress through the MTCM or MAc program at a satisfactory rate and complete the program within the maximum time frame- six years to complete the MTCM program and five years to complete the MAc program. You may receive Federal Direct Student Loans during any term of enrollment of six or more units. Since students must complete the program by the maximum timeframe, receipt of aid for more than four terms of less than full-time enrollment (less than 12 units) will require approval by the Student Progress Review Committee. Satisfactory academic progress will be reviewed after each term to determine your continued eligibility to receive financial aid.
If you have questions or need further information you can contact us by phone, via email or make an appointment to meet with a financial aid advisor. We hope to make your financial aid experience a pleasant one.
Director of Financial Aid
200 7th Avenue
Santa Cruz, CA 95062
PH#: (831) 476-9424 ext 33
FAX#: (831) 476-8928
Assistant Director of Financial Aid
3031 Tisch Way, Suite 507
San Jose, CA 95128
PH#: (408) 260-0208, ext 218
FAX#: (408) 261-3166