New Undergraduate Student Application Process

Complete steps 1–3 as early as possible to ensure that you receive notification of your Financial Aid Award after being admitted to Cal Lutheran.

1. File Your FAFSA

Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Make sure to list Cal Lutheran’s school code 001133. File your FAFSA as soon as possible.

2. Cal Grant Verification

If needed, complete the Cal Grant GPA Verification Form. Ask the registrar/counselor at the school you attended prior to Cal Lutheran to verify your GPA and submit the form to the California Student Aid Commission no later than March 2.

3. Submit Verification Documents

If you have been selected for a process called Verification or if additional information is needed, you will receive a letter stating exactly what items we need submitted to the Office of Financial Aid.


Notification that your Financial Aid Award is ready to view will be sent to your callutheran.edu email account. Once you receive that notification, continue with these steps:

4. Accept or Decline Your Award

It is Cal Lutheran policy that students are responsible for accepting or declining each component of their Financial Aid Awards. Please Accept or Decline each award listed in WebAdvisor. If you would like to change your decision at a later date on a particular award, please contact the Financial Aid Office.

5. Loan Process

If you accept a Federal Stafford Loan, you must submit both Entrance Counseling and a Master Promissory Note to complete the process.

6. Federal Parent PLUS Loan

If you accept a Federal Parent PLUS Loan, your parent must complete the loan application, which requires a credit check. If your parent’s credit is approved, your parent must then complete a Master Promissory Note.

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