Complete the FAFSA

FAFSA stands for Free Application for Federal Student Aid. The application is used to determine if you qualify you for need-based assistance programs such as government grants, institutional scholarships and and federal subsidized loans.

If you complete both the FAFSA and your application for admission by November 1, 2016, you’ll receive your admission decision and financial aid package by January 15!


For returning students, you must complete a FAFSA every year in order to be considered for need-based financial aid.

When filling out your FAFSA, please be sure to use Cal Lutheran's FAFSA code: 001133.




Watch a Tutorial

For an in-depth guide to the process of completing the FAFSA, we recommend watching the below tutorial. It was designed by UCSB, and we feel that it is a great resource to assist students in understanding how to complete the FAFSA. If you have further questions, please disregard the contact information at the end of the presentation and contact the Office of Financial Aid instead.

Watch the tutorial



When a student completes a FAFSA, he or she may get selected for verification, which means the Federal Government wants the Office of Financial Aid to “verify” that the information provided on the FAFSA matches the student (and spouse, if applicable) and/or parents’ actual data on tax returns and other documents.