Applying for Financial Aid
Making sense of the application process for Financial Aid.
Fill out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) at www.fafsa.ed.gov and enter the PLU school code: 003785. Submit the FAFSA by December 1, 2018 to ensure optimal financial aid awarding for the 2019-2020 academic year.
If your FAFSA does not accurately reflect your family’s financial situation due to a recent job loss or reduction in earnings, you may communicate this change to us by completing and submitting to us the Special Circumstances Request Form.
Upon receipt of your FAFSA information and confirmation that you have been admitted into the university, the Office of Student Financial Services will generate your financial aid award.
We will send you a paper Financial Aid Award Letter, along with a guide and instructions necessary for finalizing your award.
If accepting the Federal Direct Loan(s), do 1) master promissory note (which includes providing the names of two references) which is good for ten years, and 2) entrance counseling at www.studentloans.gov. Both steps need to be completed only once, when you borrow this loan for the very first time.
If accepting a Federal Nursing Loan for the first time, complete the on line entrance interview and promissory note when notified by the Office of Student Financial Services. Additional hard copy paperwork will be mailed to you.