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.

New and returning students 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 completing the FAFSA, we recommend watching a brief tutorial video. This, and other easy to follow videos, are developed by Federal Student Aid (FSA), and we feel that they are a great resource to assist students and parents in understanding how to complete the FAFSA.

If you have further questions, please 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.