Applying for Aid

Financial aid for Graduate and Professional students is available in the form of Federal Direct loans, Federal work awards, Federal grants, assistantships, and departmental grants and scholarships. Grant and scholarship funding is available through your college and a separate application is required. Additional information about Federal grants and departmental grants and scholarships can be found here

Students must be in a degree seeking program and must be enrolled at least half-time to be eligible for Federal aid. Only Graduate level courses within your program of study are eligible for Federal aid and count toward your enrollment status.

International students may be eligible for grants, scholarships and assistantships. However, only U.S. Citizens and eligible non-citizens can apply for Federal and State assistance, in addition to institutional grants and scholarships.

Please select the link below for application instructions and additional information.

  • Summer 2018

    The summer term consists of two 6 week sessions for LMU students. Students attending one or both summer sessions may be eligible to receive financial aid to assist with costs. The LMU Financial Aid Office will begin packaging students for summer in mid-March. Students will be notified via their Lion email once their financial aid package is available. Loyola Law students should click  for specific Summer information and applicable forms. 

    Students who have not submitted a 2017-2018 FAFSA for the current academic should submit one prior to submitting a . The last date to file a 2017-2018 FAFSA is June 30, 2018. Non-LMU students who wish to apply to receive summer aid from their home institution must apply through their home school and submit a Consortium Agreement to the LMU Financial Aid Office. 

    LMU considers the summer term the end of the academic school year. Therefore, your eligibility is based upon your remaining annual limits for grants and loans for the 2017-2018 academic year. Students who receive their maximum grant and/or loan eligibility during the Fall and Spring semesters may not have remaining eligibility for summer financial aid. See academic year outline below. 

    Additional summer 2018 information, including forms can be found here SUMMER 2018.

    Loyola Law students click here for Summer information and forms.

  • Fall 2018 and Spring 2019

    To apply for the upcoming year, complete the following by the priority deadline of May 1st.

    Complete and submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) for the 2018-2019 year. 

    • LMU's Federal School Code: 001234
    • We encourage you to complete a 2018-2019 FAFSA for the Fall 2018 semester beginning on October 1st, 2017 but no later than April 15th, 2018 at fafsa.ed.gov.
    • Please ensure that you are completing the FAFSA for the correct aid year - multiple FAFSA aid years will be available, but Fall 2018 entering students must file the 2018-2019 FAFSA to be eligible for aid in Fall 2018.

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

    Complete your Department's Scholarship Application here.

    • In order to apply for LMU grants and/or scholarships, complete the appropriate departmental grant/scholarship application. Submission instructions are included on the application.

    Check your student email within MyLMU regularly for udates or notices. 

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