Managing Your Account
Current PLU students have access to financial aid, student account and registration information on Banner Self-Service 24/7. You are encouraged to use Banner Self-Service 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 Self-Service, 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 will also be posted at the end of each academic year.
Your student loan borrowing history at PLU, including an estimate of your monthly loan payment amount and your estimated total loan payoff is available under Special Messages. You may view the current 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). The NSLDS website will not include the Federal Nursing Loan, nor private/alternative loans borrowed.
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 create a budget, borrow funds effectively, avoid identity theft, repay loans, and invest. Take an active role in enhancing your financial education and this education should start while you are in school. Start smart by:
By Liking our PLU Student Financial Services Facebook page you will get important notifications and important information, like new scholarships, upcoming deadline dates, workshop opportunities and links to necessary forms and partner organizations with financial aid and financial literacy information the may affect you.
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.”
- Financial Wellness, brought to you by your Office of Student Financial Services, including protecting your identify, reducing your student loan debt, understanding your credit score, and a short quiz to see how much you know about very basic money concepts.
Looking ahead to your 2020-21 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 2019-20 application cycle, see Scholarships and Fellowships on the Office of the Provost website.