Financial 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.
African American Scholarship Opportunities
These are just a few of the many opportunities available to you:
- LMU African American Alumni Association Scholarship Fund
- Black Excel
- UNCF Merck Science Initiative
- Minority Health Program
- Ron Brown Scholar Program
- Thurgood Marshall Scholarship Fund
- The Jackie Robinson Foundation
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Academic & Career Opportunities
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.
The Learning Community (TLC) - Incoming freshmen spend an intense three weeks on campus before the beginning of the fall semester, getting a head start on university life as they stay in the residence halls, meet key faculty and staff, explore the Los Angeles area, and build invaluable personal connections.
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.