Graduate Application Process

To ensure that you receive email notification of your Financial Aid eligibility, complete steps 1 and 2 as early as possible. Respond to any additional requests from Cal Lutheran as soon as possible. Please note, all loan steps must be completed at least 30 days prior to the start of any academic term you would like to receive financial aid to prevent delays.

  1. File Your FAFSA

    Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) as soon as possible. Make sure to list Cal Lutheran’s school code 001133. This application determines your eligibility for low-interest Federal Direct Loans and enables you to be considered for certain scholarships and grants depending on your program.

  2. Graduate Financial Aid Application

    Complete the Graduate Financial Aid Application online to inform the Office of Financial Aid the terms you plan to attend. 

              If attending Fall 2022 to Summer 2023, select the 2022-2023 Application


    Once your award letter is ready you will be notified via an email to your email account. After reviewing your award letter continue with these steps:
  3. Accept or Decline Your Award

    It is CLU policy that students must Accept or Decline each Federal Loan listed on their award letter via the Financial Aid Self Service Tool. Scholarships and Grants are automatically accepted. If you would like to change your decision at a later date on a particular loan or adjust the amount you wish to receive please use the Graduate Loan Change Request Form.

  4. Federal Direct Loan Process

    If you accept a Federal Direct Loan, you must submit Entrance Counseling, a Master Promissory Note and the Annual Student Loan Acknowledgment to complete the process.

  5. Federal Graduate PLUS Loan Application

    If you would like to borrow a Federal Graduate PLUS Loan, you must complete a loan application  which includes a credit check. If the loan is approved, you must complete the loan process by completing Graduate Plus Entrance Counseling, a Plus Master Promissory Note and the Annual Student Loan Acknowledgment.

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