Resources and Opportunities
More than 75% of LMU students receive financial aid. From scholarships and grants to loans and work-study programs, there are dozens of ways to make college more affordable. If coming to LMU is your dream, we will do our best to help you find a way to make it happen.
The first step to receiving financial aid is filling out the FAFSA, or Free Application for Federal Student Aid. Just follow the simple, step-by-step instructions to start your FAFSA here.
Also, be sure to visit our main Financial Aid page for detailed information on applying for financial aid, scholarships, grants, loans, work study programs, and more.
Asian and Pacific Islander American Scholarship Fund
- Asian American Architects and Engineers
- Asian American Journalists Association
- Asian Pacific Fund
- Chinese American Citizens Alliance Foundation Scholarships
- Gates Millenium Scholars
- Korean American Scholarship Foundation
- National Association for Asian and Pacific American Education
- Orange County Asian and Pacific Islander Community Alliance
- Pacific Islander Community Council
- Ronald McDonald House Charities
Academic & Career Opportunities
As an LMU student, you will discover countless opportunities for academic growth and discovery-both in the classroom and out. Our office of Career and Professional Development is dedicated to helping you make real-world connections-from service learning to part-time jobs.
Internships - LMU's strong relationships with local business and community leaders let our students take advantage of hundreds of exciting internship opportunities. Once you are admitted to LMU, you can log on to Lion Jobs with your MyLMU password and search for specific internships.
Academic Community of Excellence (ACE) - ACE is a competitive program that develops sophomore scholars of color for undergraduate research and prepares them for graduate educational and professional opportunities.
The Academic Resource Center (ARC) provides free academic support for all LMU students. Certified peer tutors provide one-on-one writing support for papers in any class and lead a wide variety of writing workshops on topics including researching tools, addressing audience, written argumentation, citing sources, quoting, and paraphrasing. The ARC also offers content tutoring for gateway courses. Students who need assistance locating, understanding, and utilizing their academic planning tools may meet with an ARC University Advisor. Students looking for an academic boost may access the ARC online resource, Kickstart, where they will find tips on how to develop productive study habits, time management skills, critical reading, note-taking strategies, and much more. The ARC also supports a variety of programs, such as First To Go, which serves first-generation college students, and the LMU Common Book, which brings faculty, students, and staff together for a shared academic experience.
At LMU there is always more! We want to give you every possible resource to discover your strengths, develop your talents, and make the most of your education.
First To Go Community - Sponsored by the Academic Resource Center, The First To Go community provides a source of academic support for students who identify as "first generation college." The community introduces participants to a network of mentors drawn from LMU faculty, staff, and alumni who are all former first generation college students themselves. Each student is paired with a faculty mentor who was a first generation student.
First Year Experience - An entire office dedicated to making your first year in college as successful and enjoyable as possible? Only at LMU! The Office of First Year Experience coordinates a variety of engaging programs that help you get to know LMU, connect with fellow students, and make a smooth transition to university life.