Welcome to Financial Aid

Mission Statement

An education at Vanguard University is an excellent investment. We, the Financial Aid Office, are committed to counseling, advising, and educating our campus community with the utmost care. We provide students with the resources to make a Vanguard education financially attainable by balancing responsible stewardship of all financial aid funds with student-centered values.

Financial Aid Timeline

  • January 1: FAFSA is available for 14/15
  • March 2:
    • FAFSA Priority Deadline
    • Cal Grant deadline
  • April 15: Tax day – your taxes must be filed by this day.
  • May 1:
    • Verification document priority deadline
    • PLUS application is available on studentloans.gov
    • Begin applying for Private loans
  • July 1: Priority deadline for PLUS & private loan applications

Office of Accounting Operations (OAO): Financial Registration & Important Dates

For more information regarding Financial Registration, billing questions, etc. visit the Student Account Center on the OAO site. Bills can be viewed online by visting MyBill via MyVU Portal.

  • June: Bills for Fall are sent out
  • July 1: Fall 5 month payment plan begins
  • August 1: Fall Financial Registration Deadline!
  • November: Bills for Spring are sent out
  • December 1: Spring 5 month payment plan begins
  • January 5: Spring Financial Registration Deadline
  • April: Bills for Summer are sent out to students enrolled in Summer classes.
  • May 1: Summer Financial Registration Deadline

Contact Us

1st Floor of the Scott Building

Office Hours
Monday-Thursday: 8:00 am – 6:00 pm
Friday: 8:00 am – 5:00 pm

Phone: 714.966.5490
Fax: 714.619.6655
Email: financialaid@vanguard.edu

Financial Aid Counselors
Christie Lee (last names beginning A-G)
Elizabeth Castañeda (last names beginning H-O)
Kyle Labeaune (last names beginning P-Z)