You will be guided through this process by your Student Services Counselor, but the basic steps are:
a. Fill out the FAFSA anytime after January 1: www.fafsa.ed.gov
b. Set up your PLU ePass:
You will receive your Financial Aid Offer via your PLU email address; a paper offer will also be mailed to you
The ePass allows you to set up your PLU email account. Your PLU email account is the primary method by which faculty and staff will contact you.
c. Access Banner Web
You will use Banner Web to submit your online payment contract, as well as view and accept your offer of financial aid. Please note that your Financial Aid offer may not include PLU scholarship offer (if applicable) —scholarship offers are communicated typically after the initial financial aid offer. You will receive notification about scholarship (if applicable) directly via your PLU email and/or a letter by mail, along with a revised financial aid offer.
You can see much more detailed information on the three basic steps above by visiting the Student Services Graduate Student Checklist.
Financial Aid 101
You can see an overview of types of aid to explore, and PLU specific institutional aid by downloading the Financial Aid 101 document.