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Tuition Reduction for Recent High School Graduates

California Aeronautical University awards a $2,000 Career Path College Tuition Reduction to high school seniors, recent high school graduates and recent GED recipients who enroll in the University’s aviation programs.

California Aeronautical University may award thirty-five $2,000 tuition reductions per calendar year. The tuition reduction award will be distributed evenly among the terms or payment periods in the student’s academic year.

Eligibility Requirements:

For all tuition reductions, students must be enrolled full time and have no past due balances with the University and meet the admissions requirement for acceptance. Students may only receive one tuition reduction award at a time from the University, however, may have other external scholarships in addition to the tuition reduction awarded by the University.

The application deadline is within one year of the applicant’s high school graduation date or date the student received their GED. Final awards are made by January 31.

Submission Requirements:

  1. Submit a completed tuition reduction application below on this page and tuition reduction agreement.
    • You'll then receive an email with instructions to submit the remaining documents:
  2. Submit an official high school transcript with a statement of intention to graduate.
  3. Submit a recommendation letter completed by the applicant’s High School/GED Counselor, HS/GED Administrator, or HS/GED Instructor.
  4. Submit a typed essay approximately 1-2 pages in length, explaining your desire to pursue the chosen area of study and describe any long-term goals.


For more information call 661-615-5915.


    Multiple Tuition Reductions

    Unless otherwise stated, students may only receive one tuition reduction at a time from the CAU Tuition Reduction Program but may have other external scholarships in addition to those awarded by our College.

    Award Disbursement

    All tuition reductions are waivers of tuition, apply to tuition only, and will not result in a cash payment to students. Unless otherwise stated, tuition reductions awarded are generally split evenly among the terms in the student’s academic year. Applicants selected to receive tuition reduction will receive a letter from the campus director notifying him/her of the award.


    Tuition reductions are non-transferable and may not be recycled. If a recipient withdraws from the College or fails to maintain eligibility, the award is rescinded and may not be awarded to another recipient.

    Campus Transfers

    If, during their enrollment, a tuition reduction recipient transfers to another CAU campus, the recipient may retain the portion of the award available but must still meet all eligibility requirements.

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