University description (as per official university website)
With nationally recognized programs, John F. Kennedy University offers innovative and flexible higher education opportunities to enable you to achieve success in your professional and personal goals.
Founded in 1964, JFK University is a fully accredited private university in the San Francisco Bay area and a member of the National University System. The University offers undergraduate-completion programs, graduate and doctorate degrees and certificates in the fields of psychology, law, management, liberal arts, holistic studies and museum studies.
You will find the faculty and staff at JFK University committed to supporting you throughout your academic experience and beyond. Our collaborative learning environment will challenge you to expand your intellect and prepare you to contribute to your profession and community. Our class schedule is flexible to fit in with today's busy lifestyles, with classes held late afternoons, early evenings and weekends at our Campbell, Pleasant Hill, Santa Cruz and Berkeley locations.
At John F. Kennedy University, we believe in a practical learning approach, so a field component is integrated into many of our programs. Graduate psychology students get first-hand experience in providing counseling services at one of the University’s three community counseling centers. Second- and third-year law students have the opportunity to work as certified legal interns at three on-site legal clinics. Students enjoy unique program outcomes through our dynamic, hands-on internships offered in our Sport Psychology and Museum Studies programs.
We invite you to change your future...start today in a degree or certificate program at John F. Kennedy University.
Investing in your professional education can be a challenge. But the benefits you'll enjoy from the career-focused programs at JFK University make the effort worthwhile.
Several types of financial assistance are available in the form of grants, loans and scholarships to bridge the gap between educational expenses and your personal financial resources. (Please note that federal student aid has certain eligibility requirements.)
Take the first step. To qualify for any kind of financial aid, you must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). The Federal School Code for JFK University is 004484-00. For a paper version of these electronic forms, email the JFK University Financial Aid Office at firstname.lastname@example.org or call us at (925) 969-3385.
Explore the "Apply for Financial Aid" page and other links on this page for additional information you may need. You can also download the Financial Aid Guide under "Resources" on the right sidebar that will provide you with an overview of the types of financial assistance available and the financial aid process.
The Financial Aid Office at JFK University is here to help you get you the financial assistance you need to achieve your education goal. For more information about financial aid programs or processing, please email Financial
Financial Aid Eligibility
There are a few basic requirements students must meet in order to be eligible for the federal student aid programs.
1. Have proof of a high school diploma or a GED certificate
2. Be enrolled or accepted for enrollment as a regular student in an eligible program working toward a degree or certificate
3. Be a U.S. Citizen or eligible non-citizen
4. Make "Satisfactory Academic Progress" as defined by the Financial Aid Office.
5. Be enrolled at least half-time each term to receive student loan funds and the JFK University Scholarship. Half-time requirements per term are as follows: 6.0 units undergraduate and teacher credential-only students; 4.5 units graduate; and 3.0 units Law
6. Not be in default on any previous student loans and you must not owe money back on a federal student grant
7. Have financial need
8. Register with Selective Service, if required
9. Have a valid social security number
NOTE: A student's eligibility for any of the federal programs may be suspended or terminated by a court as part of a conviction for possessing or distributing drugs.