Entering Fall 2019

Entering Fall 2019

All students are automatically considered for merit scholarships as part of the admission process; no separate application is necessary for merit scholarships. Students seeking admission for the Fall 2019 term who wish to be considered for additional need-based financial aid awards must meet General Eligibility Requirements and complete the following steps:

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

  • LMU's Federal School Code: 001234
  • Students may complete the 2019-2020 FAFSA beginning October 1, 2018 at fafsa.gov
  • In order to electronically sign your FAFSA, you will need an FSA ID. Create an FSA ID
  • To ensure that you receive timely notification of your LMU financial aid award, complete your FAFSA by the priority deadline applicable to your admission period: 


Financial Aid Dates and Deadlines Based on Admission Status for Freshman Students: 


   Decision Plan     
    


   FAFSA Deadline   
  


   Award Notification   
   


   Early Decision (Binding)   
   

 November 15, 2018

mid-December 2018


   Early Action (Non-Binding)   
   

 January 15, 2019

early February 2019


   Regular Decision   
   

 February 1, 2019

early April 2019


Freshmen accepted under Early Decision

  • FAFSA filing deadline: November 15, 2018
  • Financial aid offer including merit-based awards, (to those who qualify) announced: mid-December 2018


Freshmen accepted under Early Action

  • FAFSA filing deadline: January 15, 2019
  • Financial aid offer including merit-based awards, (to those who qualify) announced: early February 2019


Freshmen accepted under Regular Decision

  • FASFA deadline: February 1, 2019
  • Financial aid offer including merit-based awards, (to those who qualify) announced: early April 2019

The FAFSA can be filed at any time up until February 1, 2019 for consideration for LMU need-based financial aid awards. Earlier notification of scholarship and financial aid awards requires meeting the earlier FAFSA filing dates. Early Decision applicants seeking LMU need-based financial aid must file the FAFSA by November 15, 2018.


Financial Aid Dates and Deadlines Based on Admission Status for Transfer Students:

 

Decision Plan    
   

 

FAFSA Priority Deadline   
   

 

Award Notification   
   


   Early Action (Non-Binding)   
   

January 15, 2019

early April 2019


   Regular Decision   
   

March 2, 2019

within two weeks after Admissions acceptance (rolling)

 


Step 2: California Residents ONLY - Complete the Cal Grant GPA Verification Form

The Cal Grant is awarded annually for applicants who qualify.

Freshman Applicants:

  • Submit the 2019-2020 Cal Grant GPA Verification Form by the March 2, 2019 deadline. Most California high schools are required to automatically submit the GPA Verification form for their students, but it is your responsibility to confirm the GPA Verification filing process at your school.
    • If your school does not automatically submit the GPA Verification Form, please follow these steps:
      • Download the 2019-2020 Cal Grant GPA Verification Form from the California Student Aid Commission (CSAC) website. Fill out the student portion of the form and sign it. Ask the registrar at the school you currently attend or most recently attended to complete the form. 
      • Make a copy for your records and mail the original to the California Student Aid Commission (CSAC).
  • In addition to the GPA Verification form, students must also complete the 2019-2020 FAFSA by March 2, 2019. Note that LMU's priority FAFSA deadline for all Freshman applicants is February 1, 2019. All applicants should complete their FAFSA by February 1, 2019 to ensure full consideration for all institutional, federal, and state need-based aid. Completing the FAFSA by March 2, 2019 meets the Cal Grant eligibility deadline, but students completing after February 1, 2019 may not be eligible for LMU need-based awards. 

Transfer Applicants:

  • If you were previously enrolled at a California Community College, submit your Community College Cal Grant GPA Verification Form to California Student Aid Commission (CSAC) by March 2.
  • Complete the Transfer Entitlement Certification Form (G-6) and submit it to CSAC by March 2. (Check CSAC's website for availability)
  • Submit an Official Copy of your High School Transcripts to LMU's Admissions Office.
  • Three business days after your admission application is received by LMU, you will receive an email from LMU, giving you access to MyLMU and PROWL – your individualized LMU Financial Aid Planner.
  • If any additional information or documentation is required to complete your financial aid application, the Financial Aid Office will notify you or your parent(s) via PROWL.
  • Submission of all requested documents and forms within 10 days of them being requested via PROWL will ensure faster application processing.

Note: The Financial Aid Office will communicate with you once you are admitted, and we will use the email address provided on your admission application and/or FAFSA application. Please be sure to provide an active email account and check it regularly for important announcements.