Office of Student Financial Services
The Office of Student Financial Services
Welcome to the homepage for the new Office of Student Financial Services. The Financial Aid Office and the Student Services Center have been merged into a single operation, consolidating all the financial services previously provided by each office separately. We hope you will find the consolidation of financial services to be more convenient and efficient when it comes to addressing your financial aid, student accounts, and billing questions and needs.
The student records & academic services previously handled by the Student Services Center have been returned to the Registrar’s Office. On-line access to these services is still available via your Banner Self-Service.
The mission of the Office of Student Financial Services is to assist all enrolled students at Pacific Lutheran University in meeting their cost of attendance in order that they can successfully complete their chosen degree or academic program at PLU.
We work to accomplish our mission by assisting students and families in applying for financial aid funds from federal, state, and outside funding agencies, as well as PLU’s own scholarship and grant programs. We assist students in navigating the financial aid application process and informing and assisting them in completing the steps necessary to receive their aid funds and communicating the policies that affect their continuing eligibility.
We work to find and notify our students about additional sources of scholarship and grant funding. To the maximum extent possible, we strive to help students manage their student loan debt and keep their out-of-pocket costs as reasonable as possible with the finite sources of assistance available at the university.