Types of Aid
Lebanon Valley College is committed to making your college education affordable. This past year, more than $52 million was awarded to our 1,600 students, and 100 percent of our 2023 incoming class received financial support.
Once accepted, Lebanon Valley College students may be considered for both merit and need-based aid. Merit aid is based on the strength of your admission application; need-based aid requires that you also submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).
There are three ways that LVC will award aid to undergraduate students:
- Students complete the LVC or Common Application and learn of their merit scholarship in their acceptance letter. Scholarships are only awarded to admitted students.
- LVC has a merit scholarship guarantee!
- LVC is 100% need blind when awarding merit scholarships.
- Filing the FAFSA is not required for students who wish to be considered exclusively for an institutional merit scholarship. Students must notify the Financial Aid Office that they do not plan to file the FAFSA, at email@example.com or 717-867-6126.
- The Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) is delayed until December. It is required for all students who wish to be considered for federal, state, and institutional grants, student and parent loans, and work-study.
- Not sure what FAFSA Simplification means to your bottom line? Visit the Federal Student Aid Estimator to learn more.
- Completing the FAFSA Simplification determines eligibility for federal, state, and additional institutional aid.
- Departmental scholarships range from $1,000–$5,000 annually and are need-based. FAFSA is required to be eligible for these awards.
- Institutional aid will be electronically credited to the student’s account in the Business Office, provided that all requirements have been met, at the time the first bill of each semester is mailed.
The 2023–24 disbursement dates for federal and state grants and loans are:
- Summer – July 5, 2023. This date could be earlier based on summer enrollment and if living expenses are requested. Contact the office.
- Fall semester – August 23, 2023
- Spring semester – January 10, 2024
All students receiving any federal, state, or institutional scholarships, grants, loans, and/ or work-study must maintain Satisfactory Academic Progress.
- Visit Incentive – $4,000 for any student who visits campus by May 1, 2024, and enrolls in Fall, 2024 ($1,000 per year for four years)
- Honors Program – by invitation only. Students will receive an additional $1,000 grant for four years ($4,000)
- Music Scholarships – for majors and non-majors.
- Institutional Scholarships – (by invitation only)
- Outside scholarships – Students are encouraged to seek outside scholarships. Here are tips to stand out from the crowd!
- Federal Work-Study (for full-time students, both undergraduate and graduate)
- Need-based award
- Earnings are paid to the student directly, not as a credit to the student’s account.
- Please visit the Breen Center for Career and Professional Development for additional information regarding on-campus employment at Lebanon Valley College.
- Visit the U.S. Department of Education website for additional information regarding the Federal Work-Study Program.
Explore federal, parent, and private loan options after scholarships and grants are deducted. Please note that all loans must be repaid.