Next Steps

Next Steps

Step 1:

Verify that your expected housing and enrollment plans are correct. We have determined your award based on the housing plans indicated on your FAFSA. If you will not be living in the housing arrangement specified on your preliminary financial aid award, please complete the Undergraduate Financial Aid Revision Request form available under the Forms section and submit it to the Financial Aid Office.

In order to receive most forms of federal, state, or institutional awards, you must be enrolled full-time in 12 to 18 units. If you do not intend to enroll full-time, please complete a Revision Request and submit it to the Financial Aid Office.  

Step 2:

Once you have submitted your commitment deposit to LMU, you will be given access to PROWL, LMU's interactive website.  Accept and/or decline your financial aid award for the entire academic year in your PROWL account. Half of the award will disburse for the Fall semester and the second half will disburse for the Spring semester.  In order for your financial aid award to go toward your tuition and other charges, you must accept your financial aid awards. Before you can accept or decline your aid, you must first review and agree to the Terms and Conditions tab in your PROWL account.  If a recipient of the Federal Pell Grant you will not be able to accept the grant as we will be accepting this award on your behalf. You can always make revisions to your aid, such as loans or work study, throughout the year by submitting a Revision Request form found in the Forms section.

Step 3:

Notify the Financial Aid Office of other resources not included on your financial aid award. Such resources may include outside scholarships, tuition benefits from your or your parents’ employer, veteran’s tuition benefits, vocational rehabilitation benefits and/or benefits from the Bureau of Indian Affairs. These awards must be coordinated into your current financial aid award in accordance with federal, state, and university policies and procedures. It is possible that additional resources could cause a revision to your financial aid award. Email the financial aid office with the source and amount you will receive at finaid@lmu.edu.

Step 4:

Complete disbursement requirements. If you accept student loans, additional requirements will be posted to your PROWL account.  For example, you will be required to complete Entrance Counseling and a Master Promissory Note for the Federal Direct Loan program.

Step 5: 

Complete Federal Verification requirements if your FAFSA application was selected for verification.  It is required that you complete federal verification to receive the following: All federal financial aid (Pell, SEOG Grants, Perkins Loan, Subsidized Direct Loans, Work-Study), all Cal Grants or other state funded financial aid, LMU Grant, LMU Need-Based Scholarships, or LMU Institutional Loans.  However, federal verification is not required for students who are only eligible for the following: LMU Tuition Benefits, LMU Merit Scholarships, Athletic Aid, Parent or Graduate PLUS Loans, Unsubsidized Direct Loans, and TEACH Grant or LMU Work.  Information can be found here on what is required to complete federal verification.

Step 6:

Anticipate your billing packet from the Student Accounts Department in the mail.  The information on billing provides an overview of the university's billing process, as well as important information regarding paying for tuition, tuition and fees, housing and meal plans, and more.  The payment information provides content regarding payment methods, payment plans, remitting payment, and includes the Tuition Payment policy.  If you have questions regarding billing and payment at LMU contact the Student Accounts Department.