University description (as per official university website)
About National University
National University is the second-largest, private, nonprofit institution of higher learning in California. Founded in 1971, National University consists of five schools and one college, including the Schools of Business and Management; Education; Engineering and Technology; Health and Human Services; and Media and Communication; and the College of Letters and Sciences.
National University is proud of its commitment to diversity. National University provides more master's degrees in education to minority students than any other college or university in California, as well as more master's degrees in all disciplines combined to the state's Hispanics and African Americans, according to Diverse Issues in Higher Education and the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS). Annually, National University also ranks in the Top 10 nationally in granting master's degrees to women.
In each of the past eight years, National University has prepared more credentialed teachers than any other single institution of higher education in the state, according to the Commission on Teaching Credentialing.
National University offers 100 undergraduate and graduate degrees, as well as 22 teacher credential and certificate programs. A leader in online education, National University offers more than 50 graduate and undergraduate degree programs and over 1,200 courses online.
National University is committed to accessibility and features locations throughout San Diego County. Regional campuses are also located in Camarillo, Costa Mesa, Sacramento, Redding, San Jose, Stockton, Fresno, Bakersfield, Ontario, San Bernardino, Los Angeles, Sherman Oaks, Orange and Twentynine Palms, as well as Henderson, Nevada.
National University is the flagship institution of the National University System, which was established in 2001 to meet the emerging demands for education in the 21st century. In addition to National University, the affiliates of the National University System are: National Polytechnic College of Science; National University International; the Division of Pre-College Programs, which includes National University Virtual High School and National University Academy; Spectrum Pacific Learning Company LLC; and WestMed College. Entities related to the System include the Center for Integrative Health and the National University System Institute for Policy Research.
National University's administrative and academic headquarters are located in La Jolla, California.
Resources to help you achieve your goals
National University students may be eligible for financial aid to help defer or delay the costs of their education and related expenses. In this section you can explore the different financing options available.
Financial aid is available in the form of grants, loans and scholarships. The purpose of financial aid is to bridge the gap between educational cost and a student's resources; it is not intended to directly provide money for living expenses.
To establish your eligibility for aid, you will need to complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). This application must be completed each fiscal year you request financial aid at National University. Go to How To Apply to learn more about the application process, or explore the links within this section for more information.
Federal Eligibility Requirements
Requirements for receiving financial aid
To receive financial aid, students must meet all of the federal eligibility requirements. Students must:
* Have a high school diploma or a General Education Development (GED) certificate
* Be a U.S. citizen or an eligible non-citizen
* Be enrolled in an eligible program and have their records evaluated by the Office of the Registrar (excludes non-degree studies and continuing education programs)
* Demonstrate financial need as determined by the federal needs analysis process (excludes the federal unsubsidized Stafford Loan Program)
* Have a valid social security number
* Maintain satisfactory academic progress, as defined by the University Financial Aid Office
* Sign a Statement of Educational Purpose/Certification Statement on Overpayment and Default
* Register with Selective Service if required to do so
* Complete the verification process, if selected to do so, by submitting a copy of federal tax forms and any other required documents