How To Apply for Financial Aid
In order to be considered for need-based financial aid at Lebanon Valley College, all students must submit the following:
- The FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) listing Lebanon Valley College as one of your choices (LVC's federal school code for use on the FAFSA is 003288). File online at www.fafsa.gov. [DO NOT GO TO WWW.FAFSA.COM. You will be asked to pay to file the form. It is a free application.] You may file the FAFSA after January 1 (prior to the start of the fall semester). Undergraduate Pennsylvania residents filing the FAFSA prior to May 1 are automatically considered for a state grant. Residents of other states should contact their state grant agency for procedures to determine eligibility.
- Students whose FAFSA forms are selected by the federal government or the institution to undergo an additional process called verification will be further asked to complete and return a verification worksheet, to provide copies of all W-2's, and, if they did not elect to use the IRS Data Retrieval Tool when filing their FAFSA, they will be required to provide signed IRS-issued tax return transcripts. (Federal regulations no longer permit schools to verify using photocopies of tax returns.)
No federal or institutional aid will be processed until verification is complete. If you have already received your financial aid package and have been subsequently selected for verification, federal or institutional aid will be rescinded if verification is not completed.
* Students are considered dependent, and must include parent information, unless the student answered "yes" to any question in the Dependency Status section of Financial Aid Simplified.
Priority application deadlines
Prospective full-time students; award packages are mailed on a rolling basis beginning the first week in March.
Returning full-time students; award packages are mailed on a rolling basis beginning the first week in July.
Part-time and graduate students, prior to each academic year of enrollment.
Applying later does not exclude students from receiving aid, however, applications may not be considered for all sources of funding.