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Financial Aid - How to Apply For Financial Aid

All the forms needed to apply for financial aid are available in the Financial Aid Office

  1. First you should complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) once the tax forms needed to complete the form are completed. Make sure that the school code 006666 is listed on the FAFSA. You may file online at, or download a paper copy. If you need assistance completing the FAFSA and are admitted to the school please contact the financial aid office for workshop dates (You must bring copies of income information such as tax forms to receive assistance completing the form).

  2. You will receive a Student Aid Report by mail or email within two weeks after completing the FAFSA, the school will receive an Institutional Student Informational Record at the same time as long as the school was listed on the application. Unless additional documentation is needed or you have not been admitted to the school your financial aid package can be finalized.

  3. If additional information is needed to complete your application due to verification, conflicting information or insufficient information you will receive an email to log into the student portal and view the information under my document tracking. Please submit the requested information as soon as possible.

  4. You will be emailed to accept or decline your awards with a policy and condition statement. Acceptance online is based on your electronic signature.

  5. If an award includes a Stafford Loan, you must complete a Master Promissory Note which is valid for up to ten years. The school can use a Master Promissory Note that loans have been issued at a previous school. If you have not completed a Master Promissory Note or wish to confirm one on file please log into

    If an award includes a Parent PLUS Loan your parent will need to complete a PLUS Master Promissory Note (valid for up to ten years), obtain credit approval from the Department of Education, and submit the Plus Authorization Form to the Financial Aid Office. The Master Promissory Note and submission for a credit check for the current year loan are completed online at To submit for a credit check the parent must enter the amount of loan they wish to borrow and the academic terms for the loan.

    If your award includes an institutional loan you will need to sign and submit a retail installment agreement.

  6. Entrance Counseling should be completed for Lutheran School of Nursing online at This must be completed once not annually for the school.

  7. Notice of guarantee of loan funds is sent to the student including disbursement dates.

  8. Before funds are disbursed your academic progress is checked. New students are considered in good standing. Students not in good standing or financial aid warning or financial aid probation are ineligible to receive financial aid funds.

  9. Apply for scholarships using on-line database under financial resources on this website, contacting local civic and fraternal organizations, and/or your employer or parents' employer.
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