Frequently Asked Questions

    WHEN, AND HOW, DO I PAY MY BILL?  
    You will receive a statement from the Accounting Office over the summer (for Fall semester entrance) or over winter break (for Spring semester entrance). Your statement is based on what you will owe to the University given the information we have received from you to date (i.e. which meal plan you have chosen, what type of living arrangement you will have, and if you will be a full-time or part-time student). If there have been no changes and the information is correct, you may pay the amount you will owe at the time you receive the statement or during the class registration process. Your account must be reconciled by the first day of classes. (The Accounting Office accepts Visa, MasterCard, cash, or a check.)
    If you have any further questions, please contact Margarita Shab at 310-476-9777, ext. 595 or mshab@aju.edu. 

     

  1. WHAT DO I DO ABOUT MONEY?  
    We suggest that students open a bank account in the local area if they have not done so already.

  2. IF I HAVE A LOAN (OR WORKSTUDY) – HOW DO I FIND OUT ABOUT IT?
    During Fall Orientation, there will be two sessions with the Director of Financial Aid, Larisa Zadoyen. These sessions are mandatory for students who will be utilizing either the Stafford Loan Program and/or the Federal Work Study program.
    New students arriving for the Spring session should call the Financial Aid Office directly at 310-476-9777, ext. 252 or FinAid@aju.edu.  

  3. WHAT DO I DO IF I GET SICK?  
    AJU has a nurse on campus in the Student Health Center (located on the Familian Campus) available Monday through Thursday. If the Center is not open, you will be referred to local doctors who participate in the AJU insurance plan. You may, of course, use your own physician, medical insurance, or HMO. Some services at the Student Health Center are fee-based services. All lab work, immunizations, and some other services, will be billed to you. If you have your own health insurance plan, which already covers these procedures, you may want to consider utilizing that plan.
    If you have any questions about health coverage, please contact the Director of Student Affairs, Nellie Goodarznia ,ngoodarznia@aju.edu

  4. WHAT ABOUT MEDICAL INSURANCE?
    ALL STUDENTS, UNDERGRADUATE AND GRADUATE, ARE REQUIRED TO HAVE INSURANCE COVERAGE FOR EMERGENCY SITUATIONS. Please note that some non-California HMO’s and insurance plans do not cover medical care in California. Consult with your individual insurance company to consider whether or not to purchase the AJU medical insurance plan. If you do not carry your own insurance, you must purchase the plan offered through the AJU. Please complete and return either the Insurance Application OR the Insurance Waiver form to the  Director of Student Affairs , Nellie Goodarznia ,ngoodarznia@aju.edu

  5. HEALTH FORMS?
    AJU mandates that all matriculated students have a physical prior to registration.
    Please complete health and immunization forms, and return to the  Director of Student Affairs,  Nellie Goodarznia ,ngoodarznia@aju.edu

  6. Parking in the Residence Halls is available to residents. On-campus students will receive a form to obtain a parking permit for the Residence Hall parking area when they check in to the Residence Hall. Off-campus students should obtain a parking permit for the main building parking lot. All parking is free.
    For more information, please contact Barry Morris at 310-476-9777 ext. 564 or bmorris@aju.edu.  

  7. WILL THERE BE RELIGIOUS SERVICES AT THE AJU?
    AJU provides regular Shabbat and daily religious services for students during the school year. For information regarding High Holiday services contact the Assistant Dean for Student Affairs - Jewish Student Life, John Carrier @ jcarrier@aju.edu

  8. DO I HAVE TO LIVE ON CAMPUS?
    All Freshmen and Sophomores under the age of 21 are required to live on campus. For more information, please contact the Director of Student Affairs,  Nellie Goodarznia ,ngoodarznia@aju.edu

  9. For more information, visit our website at
    www.aju.edu.