Managing Your Account
Current PLU students have access to financial aid, student account and registration information on Banner Web 24/7. You are encouraged to use Banner Web to manage your student account information, register for your upcoming semester and view your course schedule and academic record. Your financial aid award is accessible on Banner web, where you can accept or decline your financial aid award offer. Messages pertaining to your award or revisions to that award are also posted, as well as outstanding requirements necessary to continue processing of your aid offer. Your status in meeting the Financial Aid Satisfactory Academic Progress Policy is also posted at the end of each academic year. To go to your Banner Web account, click here.
You may view a record of your Federal Direct Loans, Federal Graduate PLUS Loans, Federal Perkins Loans and Federal Stafford Loans at the National Student Loan Data System (NSLDS).
Managing your Finances Beyond PLU Starts Now
It is not sufficient to simply understand the concepts of financial literacy. You need to learn how to put this knowledge to use with the ability to budget finances, borrow funds effectively, avoid identify theft, repay loans, and invest. Take an active role in enhancing your financial education and this education should start while you are in school. You can “start smart” by:
1. “Liking” our PLU Financial Aid Page on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/PLUFinancialAid. This is not an attempt to get more “likes”. Our Facebook page will post notifications of important information (including new scholarships), upcoming deadline dates, workshop opportunities and links to necessary forms and partner organizations with financial aid and financial literacy information that may affect you.
2. Take advantage of the financial education modules and mini courses offered on the following two websites. These sites provide you with tools to increase your financial literacy and introduce or sharpen important skills to manage your finances while in college and beyond. Both are free services that can be personalized to match your circumstances – neither have products to offer and their websites are devoid of marketing or advertisements.
- 360financialliteracy.org, brought to you by the American Institute of of CPAs. This site allows you to explore the 360 degrees of financial literacy life stages, from “tweeners”, college students, couples, to retirees. It includes planners, calculators, and the option to submit your own questions to “Ask the Money Dr.”
- GradReady, brought to you by Great Lakes Higher Education. This site begins with “funding college” and takes you through college and the financial decisions you will need to make beyond. Includes short videos and “Test your knowledge quizzes”.
Looking ahead to your 2017-18 Financial Aid Award
Students at PLU have had a successful history of being selected as recipients of scholarships and fellowships offered at the national level. For a list and link to these awards for the 2017-18 application cycle, see Scholarships and Fellowships on the Office of the Provost website.