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For more than half a century, California Baptist University has served its various communities as an institution of higher education with a broad and respected mission: to provide students with an excellent education framed within a distinctly Christian worldview, crowning graduates who are well equipped to make the world a better place. While strong academics is the cornerstone, and cherished biblical principles the capstone, financial aid is a key component of the college adventure provided to students who call CBU home.

Financial aid is essential to the success of any university, however its value is underscored at CBU, where the benefits of a warm and encouraging Christian environment with high academic standards are many. At CBU, a low student/teacher ratio enables close interaction with hundreds of expert Christian professors who as a result are able to extend their reach and care far beyond the classroom. That enables more intimate guidance, with an army of staff leading more students on a path to graduate on time–leveraging a wide range of student support services, including academic and career advising, various counseling services, and numerous spiritual growth resources.

Each student leaves with a marketable degree from a respected university that emphasizes high moral character–a degree recognized by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges and from a university consistently ranked by U.S. News & World Report’s Best Colleges Review. The proof of CBU’s success lies in the thousands of graduates whose lives have been transformed and who are now serving successfully in churches, businesses, schools, hospitals, agencies around the country.

CBU’s mission statement pledges to send students on a exciting journey reinforced with biblical truths and culminating in a career of their choosing. The financial aid available as that journey begins, aid that significantly narrows the gap between costs at private schools such as CBU and those at public institutions, is an important building block in that successful passage.