Expected typical expenses for Earth and Biological Sciences students at LLU 2010-2011:


See handbook.


  • Graduate $605/unit
  • Undergraduate $520/unit

Fees for all students:

  • $493 per quarter

Financial aid:

  • Graduate students

Tuition waivers covers all tuition (excluding student fees per quarter).

Tuition waivers cover all EBS programs except the MS in Natural Sciences. Students in the MS in Natural Sciences program are still eligible for federal financial aid assistance as well as other types of financial aid.

Research or teaching assistantships are available on a competitive basis.
Master's students - $6,000 per year
Doctoral students - $11,000 per year

  • Undergraduate students

Undergraduate students in the Department of Earth and Biological Sciences are eligible to apply for the following scholarships:

  1. Academic scholarships

    American College Test (ACT)

    ACT score of 30 or above $3,000 (or 16% of tuition)

    For a student who maintains a cumulative GPA of at least 3.5; renewable for successive years.

    Scholastic Aptitude Test (SAT)

    National Merit Finalist 100% tuition

    National Merit Semifinalist 34% tuition

    National Merit Commended 20% tuition

    Student must maintain a 3.5 cumulative GPA; renewable for successive years. If a student qualifies for both an ACT and an SAT scholarship, the one with the highest dollar value will apply.

    GPA between 3.75 and 4.00 $3,000 per year (or 16% of tuition)

    GPA between 3.75 and 4.00 $3,000 per year (or 16% of tuition)

    GPA between 3.25 and 3.49 $1,700 per year (or 9% of tuition)

    If a student is eligible for a National Merit scholarship and/or an ACT scholarship and a GPA scholarship, the one scholarship with the highest dollar value will apply.

    1. Scholarships based on test results:
    2. Renewable GPA Scholarships (eligibility based on GPA at the end of previous academic year)
  2. Other scholarships

    This scholarship for underrepresented students will be based on scholastic achievement and promise and secondarily on financial need.

    Scholarships of 10-30% of tuition can be awarded by the EBS faculty to students with financial need and/or strong promise for future professional contribution. If awardees also qualify for other scholarships listed above, the scholarship with the highest dollar value will apply.

    These scholarships are available to students who work at an Adventist summer camp, in summer youth ministry, or in literature evangelism during the summer, and then attend LLU in the academic year immediately following such service. LLU will match 50 percent of all the earned money that is applied to the student's tuition.

    Student Missions/Task Force Scholarships, based on the amount of time served, are available to qualified students who attend LLU the year following their term of service.

    1. Minority Achievement Scholarship $2,800 (or 15% of tuition); renewable
    2. Loma Linda University EBS faculty scholarship
    3. Summer Ministries Leadership Scholarships
    4. Student Missions/Task Force Scholarships $2,000
  3. Discounts

    An immediate family with two dependent students attending LLU at the same time will receive a tuition-only discount of $400 (or 2% of tuition) per student, per quarter; with three or more students, the discount is $560 (or 3% of tuition) per student, per quarter.

    1. Family Discount
  4. Guidelines
    • All scholarships and/or discounts cannot exceed costs for tuition.
    • Scholarships and discounts will be applied as a credit to the student's tuition account at the rate of one-third of the total per quarter and are available to full-time students only.
    • Loss of scholarship money may result when a student does not maintain the minimum cumulative GPA required by the particular scholarship.
    • The last day of final tests for the first quarter that a student is enrolled at LLU is the deadline for verifying with Student Financial Services that the student qualifies for a scholarship for the academic year.
    • The scholarships and discounts listed here apply only to students enrolled in undergraduate programs in the Department of Earth and Biological Sciences.

    Note: Determination of the amount of scholarships and awards at LLU is influenced by FAFSA data. State and federal grants, as well as other grants and subsidies, will be applied before LLU scholarships and discounts; therefore, some students may be eligible to receive only a portion of their scholarship award.

Students are encouraged to seek external support in the form of scholarships, fellowships, family support, etc. Scholarships and fellowships are available from a variety of government and private sources. Student loans can be arranged through the student finance office. Students may also apply directly to the department for tuition waivers and research assistantships. For more information on possibilities for aid from the department, call the department secretary at (909) 558-4530.