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GSEP Financial Aid Office Visitor Policy

Under the direction of federal and state authorities and Pepperdine University leadership, the GSEP financial aid office is now available for in-person services.

To ensure the safety of our students and staff, please adhere to the following guidelines if you visit our office in person:

  • Check in at the front desk to meet with an available Financial Aid Advisor. 
  • Masks are recommended for in-person visits.

Please visit Pepperdine's COVID-19 page for the latest information and guidance.


More than 75 percent of our students benefit from our financial aid programs. Our staff in the Financial Aid Office is available to answer any questions you may have about the financial aid application process, as well as help you navigate the details of funding your education at GSEP.  Get in touch today.

Phone: 310.568.5775
Fax: 310.568.2399
Email: GSEPfaid@pepperdine.edu

Schedule an appointment here

Mailing Address

Pepperdine University Graduate School of Education and Psychology
GSEP Financial Aid Office
6100 Center Drive, 5th floor
Los Angeles, CA 90045

Office Hours
Monday-Friday, 8 AM-5 PM


GSEP Financial Aid Event(s)

Upcoming Event(s)

Federal vs. Private Loans--A Student Loan Overview Webinar: Tuesday, June 14th, 2022 at 2 PM PST - An overview of CARES Act (and what the extensions mean to you), market nuances, and the upside of understanding what complexities in student loan repayment graduate students face in a rising interest rate market. This session will also touch on the various repayment options available, including Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) and repayment strategies for the graduate population on the best fit for your financial situation and the current market conditions. This session includes a Jeopardy game Q&A, so come prepared with questions or answers. Registration Link

For Online Psychology Programs SUMMER 2022 Admits--Financial Aid Overview Webinar: Tuesday, June 28th, 2022 at 2 PM PST - A 45-minute walk-through webinar of the financial aid process to prepare for the 2022-2023 academic year! During this presentation, you will learn about the types of aid available, how to apply, and the next steps. There will be a time for a 15-minute Q+A at the end. Registration link

For Onground/Hybrid Programs FALL 2022 Admits--Financial Aid Overview Webinar: Tuesday, July 19th, 2022 at 2 PM PST - A 45-minute walk-through webinar of the financial aid process to prepare for the 2022-2023 academic year! During this presentation, you will learn about the types of aid available, how to apply, and the next steps. There will be a time for a 15-minute Q+A at the end. Registration link

Past Event(s)

For Onground/Hybrid Programs SUMMER 2022 Admits--Financial Aid Overview Webinar: Tuesday, March 29th, 2022 - Recorded Session

For Online Psychology SPRING 2022 Admits--Financial Aid Overview Webinar: Tuesday, March 15th, 2022- Recorded Session

Understanding Credit and Budgeting Webinar: Tuesday, February 23rd, 2021- An hour presentation and Q+A where we discussed credit management, budgeting, protecting yourself from identity theft, understanding your credit report, and financial health and wellness tips. Recorded session (Passcode: pi@5iXZf).


 Pepperdine University Financial Aid Code of Conduct

Pepperdine University is a Christian University committed to the highest standards of academic excellence and Christian values.

As members of the Pepperdine community, we act with integrity; we treat others with respect and dignity; we carefully steward the University's resources; we avoid conflicts of interest or commitment; we maintain confidentiality; we comply with legal and professional obligations. We are individually accountable for our own actions, and we are collectively accountable for upholding these standards of behavior and complying with all applicable laws, policies, standards, and regulations. We constantly strive to meet our ethical expectations and place student needs at the center of the decision-making process. Moreover, because the Pepperdine community is composed of many distinct constituencies, we understand that, beyond the general ethical principles outlined in this document, we may be subject to additional rules of conduct specific to our respective roles within the Pepperdine community.

As financial aid professionals, we abide by the following guiding principles of the profession:

  • Make every effort to serve students seeking assistance from the Financial Aid Office.

  • Educate students and families through quality consumer information.

  • Respect the dignity and protect the privacy of students, and ensure the confidentiality of student records and personal circumstances.

  • Ensure equity by applying all need analysis formulas consistently across the institution's full population of student financial aid applicants.

  • Provide services that do not discriminate on the basis of race, gender, ethnicity, sexual orientation, religion, disability, age, or economic status.

  • Recognize the need for professional development training, conferences, and continuing education opportunities.

  • Be committed to removing financial barriers for those who wish to pursue postsecondary learning.

  • Be aware of the issues affecting students and advocate their interests at the institutional, state, and federal levels.

  • Promote the free expression of ideas and opinions, and foster respect for diverse viewpoints within the profession.

  • Maintain the highest level of professionalism, reflecting a commitment to the goals of the National Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators.

  • Commit to the highest level of ethical behavior and professionalism and refrain from conflict of interest or the perception thereof.

In accordance with our commitment to avoid conflicts of interest and adhere to ethical standards, we abide by the following:

  • We do not accept anything of more than nominal value from any lending institution including gifts, compensation, equipment services, expense-paid trips, reimbursement for expenses, meal tickets, or other incentives or inducements.

  • We do not engage in revenue sharing and will report to senior administration any lender who approaches us about revenue sharing, lender stock options, or other benefits that could be perceived as a conflict of interest.

  • We do not receive anything of value for serving on the advisory board of any lending institution. The University's lender lists are based solely on the best interests of the students or parents who may use the list without regard to the financial interests of the University.

  • The Financial Aid Office will review and evaluate each lender's performance regularly and no less than annually.

  • We will clearly identify and fully disclose the criteria and process used to select lenders. Students are informed that they have the right and ability to select the lender of their choice regardless of the lender list.

  • No lender may appear on a lender list if the lender has an agreement to sell its loans to another lender without disclosing this fact. In addition, no lender may negotiate to be a lender with respect to a certain type of loan by providing benefits to a College as to another type of loan.

  • We do not allow any employees of a lender to provide staffing assistance in our financial aid offices.