Undergraduate Application Process

New Students

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 steps 4-6.
    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 Direct 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.

Returning Students

To receive notification of your Financial Aid eligibility complete steps 1 and 2 as early as possible.

  1. File Your FAFSA

    Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Make sure to add CLU's school code001133. File your FAFSA by March 1 for priority consideration. The application deadline is April 15. Students who submit their FAFSA after this deadline will receive a reduced Financial Aid Award.

  2. Submit Verification Documents

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

    Once you receive notification to your callutheran.edu email account that your award is ready to view, continue with these steps:
  3. Accept or Decline Your Award

    It is CLU 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.

  4. Loan Process

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

  5. 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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