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FA Help Desk

Mon-Thurs 10am-7pm
Fri 8am-4:30pm

In Preparation for Your First Meeting:

1. Get your support team involved from the start!

Even if you’re an independent student, having your parents or loved ones with you will help make the process easier.

2. If you haven’t already, set up an FSA ID.

You can visit to start your FAFSA application.

3. Complete your FAFSA at least three days before your meeting with your financial aid officer.

It takes three business days for our office to receive a copy of your FAFSA. Be sure to use the correct school code!

Orange County campus: 038893
Los Angeles campus: E40465
Riverside campus: 038893

4. Come prepared!

If you are a dependent, have your parents bring their signed 2018 and 2019 federal tax returns and W2’s when they join you at your meeting. If you are an independent student, have your 2018 and 2019 signed federal tax returns and W2’s available, as well as your spouse’s if you are married.

Additional Financial Aid Information

Finding the Right Fit for You

A diploma or degree can open doors to exciting career opportunities, and greatly increase your earning potential. We understand that funding your studies can be overwhelming, which is why Stanbridge University has a dedicated Financial Aid team to help you find the best financial aid package for your needs.

Federal Financial Aid Programs

Stanbridge University has the following federal financial aid programs available to those who qualify.

  • Federal Pell Grants
  • Federal Direct Subsidized Stafford Loan
  • Federal Direct Unsubsidized Stafford Loan
  • Federal Direct Parent Loans for Undergraduate Students (PLUS)
  • Federal Direct Loans for Graduate Students (PLUS)

Read more about these options in the Stanbridge University Catalog.

Cal Grants

Stanbridge University also participates in Cal Grants. Cal Grants are awarded to those who qualify by the California Student Aid Commission. Read more about these options in the Stanbridge University Catalog.

Private Education Loans

Stanbridge University has partnered with various lending institutions that offer private loans to those who qualify. FASTChoice provides you with information about private loan options. Please visit their website to help you determine which is best for you. Learn more at

How to Start Your Financial Aid Process

Get the most out of your meeting with our Financial Aid team by first creating your Federal Student Aid ID (FSA ID) and completing your Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA®). If you or your parents would like one-on-one support, please contact our FAFSA Help Desk at 833-924-1628.

The FAFSA application will ask you to submit our school code:

Orange County Campus School Code: 038893
Los Angeles Campus School Code: E40465
Riverside Campus School Code: 038893

Learn more and get step by step instructions on the FSA and FAFSA at