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 [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 additional paperwork (refer to LVC's Verification Policy online at

  • Assets are reported on the FAFSA as of the day that your file the FAFSA. No changes should be made unless the original amount reported was in error. If this is the case, you must contact the Financial Aid Office.

* 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

February 15


Prospective full-time students; award packages are mailed on a rolling basis beginning the first week in March.

March 1


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.