Applying for Aid

To receive financial aid as you continue your LMU education, you must apply for financial aid each year you are at LMU. Financial Aid recommends applying for aid as soon as possible, beginning October 1st of each year. It is important to review the deadlines for application for the coming year. Federal, state and several forms of institutional funding rely on you completing the application process as stated below by the given deadlines. Be sure to complete them on time to prevent any delay in awarding and/or loss of aid eligibility.

General Eligibility for Financial Aid and FAFSA

All need-based financial aid awards and many other aid awards are determined in whole or in part by the information submitted as part of a student’s Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). To learn more about completing your FAFSA and financial aid eligibility at LMU, please review the information linked below:

Aid Eligibility and FAFSA

All need-based financial aid and most other aid awards are determined in whole or in part by the information submitted within a student’s Free Application for Federal Student Aid or FAFSA. Students can submit their FAFSA and apply for financial aid at LMU even prior to applying for admission to LMU, and LMU Financial Aid recommends applying for aid as soon as possible.

To learn more about completing your FAFSA and financial aid eligibility at LMU, please review the information linked to below:

Getting Started

During different times of the year, current students may find that multiple applications are available at the same time. We have separated the different academic years below to assist you. Please follow the links below that correspond to the term you will be applying to for financial aid at LMU.

  • To receive financial aid as you continue your LMU education, you must apply for financial aid each year you are at LMU. It is important to review the deadlines for application for the coming year.

    Current students will find the there are two academic years FAFSA's on the FAFSA website. One is for the current year (2021-2022) and one for the upcoming year (2022-2023). You must complete the 2022-2023 FAFSA for the Fall 2022 and Spring 2023 terms.  If you plan on attending classes for Summer 2022, the 2021-2022 FAFSA must be completed.

    Applying for Aid: 2022-2023

    Current students continuing in Fall 2022 who wish to be considered for financial aid awards are required to complete the following steps:

    Step 1: Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)

    • LMU's Federal School Code: 001234
    • We encourage you to complete a 2022-2023 FAFSA beginning on October 1, 2021 but no later than June 30, 2022, at studentaid.gov
    • Please ensure that you are completing the FAFSA for the correct aid year - multiple FAFSA aid years will be available, but students must file the 2022-2023 FAFSA to be eligible for aid for the 2022-2023 academic year.

    In order to electronically sign your form, you will need an FSA ID.

    Step 2: Check your requirements in your PROWL account within MyLMU regularly, completing additional steps if requested

    If any additional information or documentation is required to complete your financial aid application, LMU Financial Aid will notify you via PROWL. Submit all requested documents quickly to avoid any delay in awarding and/or loss of aid eligibility.