Financial Aid

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 to identify the sources of financial aid to 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 Postgraduate DAOM Program begins.

Students who are enrolled in the Doctoral Program and are taking five or more units are eligible for In-School Deferment for their Federal Stafford Loans or Consolidated Federal Loans. There is no limit to the time a student can receive this deferment as long as they are registered for a minimum of five units each trimester, and do not have more than a 45 day gap between class attendance or approved Practicum hours. Any gap that is more than 45 days between enrollment activity may result in the loss of financial aid and deferment.

Federal Student Financial Aid Program

Federal financial aid programs are intended to provide financial assistance to students who, without such assistance, would be unable to meet educational costs at the University. Financial Aid for the Postgraduate DAOM Program includes educational costs: tuition, fees, books, and supplies, and a reasonable allowance for room and board while attending the program one weekend (3-4 days) each month. Monthly living expenses such as rent or mortgage payments are not covered by financial aid.

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 and enrolled for a minimum of five units each trimester. Students who attend Five Branches University on an F-1 Visa (international students) are not eligible to participate in the federal financial aid program.

FBU Alumni are eligible for 20% savings on your Postgraduate DAOM tuition. Details at Postgraduate DAOM Tuition and Fees

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.

Daryl Cullen
Director of Financial Aid
200 7th Avenue
Santa Cruz, CA 95062
PH#: (831) 476-9424 ext 33
FAX#: 831-4769-8928

Daryl Cullen
Director of Financial Aid
1885 Lundy Ave, Suite 108
San Jose, CA 95131
PH#: (408) 260-0208, ext 218
FAX#: 408-261-3166

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