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.


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

    Complete and submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) for the 2023-2024 year. 

    • LMU's Federal School Code: 001234
    • We encourage you to complete a 2023-2024 FAFSA for the Fall 2023 semester beginning on October 1, 2022 but no later than April 15, 2023
    • Please ensure that you are completing the FAFSA for the correct aid year - multiple FAFSA aid years will be available, but Fall 2023 entering students must file the 2023-2024 FAFSA to be eligible for aid in Fall 2023.

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

    Complete your department's scholarship application

    • All students wishing to apply for institutional grants and scholarships must complete their departments' scholarship application. The application should be submitted directly to your college by the deadline indicated on the application. 

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

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