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How to Apply for Financial Aid

  1. If you do not already have a federal PIN, you may register for your PIN at www.pin.ed.gov. You must have a federal PIN before you can file your FAFSA on line.
  2. Complete the 2016-2017 FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) as soon as possible after January 1, 2016. The FAFSA is available on line at www.fafsa.ed.gov. The Lincoln Memorial University FAFSA Code is 003502.

    In order for you to complete the FAFSA, you will need your 2015 federal income tax return (or an estimate), W-2 forms, bank statements and investment information. You should retain these documents in a file so that they are readily available if requested at a later date by the Financial Services Office. As a professional student, we do not require your parental information.
  3. You should receive your Student Aid Report (SAR) within two weeks of submitting your completed FAFSA. If you do not receive your SAR within that period of time, you should check the status of your application by selecting “Check Status of a Submitted FAFSA” under the FAFSA Follow-up section of the FAFSA home page. It is important that you review the information on the SAR for accuracy and make corrections if necessary.
  4. If your SAR has been flagged for verification by the federal processing center, you will receive a missing information letter from the Financial Aid Office notifying you of the information required to complete verification. Since professional students are no longer eligible for Subsidized Stafford loans, we are waiving verification requirements that pertain to income and you may disregard the request.
  5. If your SAR is flagged for a reason other than income verification, you must submit the requested documentation. An example would be questions concerning your citizenship status. Documentation should be submitted to Amy Arnold in the DCOM Office of Financial Services located in the DCOM Admissions/Student Services suite.
  6. You will receive an email when your financial aid award has been made. The email will include instructions on accessing your account on Web Advisor. You should immediately go to your Web Advisor account, review the amounts awarded on each loan program and accept/decline each award. Once this process is complete, be sure to click the “Submit” button. All loans will be awarded at maximum eligibility. If you want to borrow less than the amount awarded, DO NOT make the adjustments yourself. You should send an email to amy.arnold@lmunet.edu requesting the reduction.
  7. Once you have accepted your loans, follow the instructions on the DCOM Financial Aid webpage under “Financial Aid Award Completion” to complete your loan processing.

 

Amy Arnold, Assistant Director of Financial Services
LMU-DCOM Financial Services Office
6965 Cumberland Gap Parkway
Harrogate, TN 37752
Email:  amy.arnold@lmunet.edu
Office: 423.869.7096; 800.325.0900, ext. 7096
Fax: 423.869.7172

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6965 Cumberland Gap Parkway
Harrogate, TN 37752