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File the FAFSA

To be considered for need-based financial aid at Lebanon Valley College, complete the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) and list Lebanon Valley College as one of your choices.

  • LVC's federal school code is 003288
  • For the academic year starting Fall 2020 and Spring 2021, file the 2020-21 FAFSA which is available October 1, 2019.
  • Undergraduate Pennsylvania residents filing the FAFSA prior to May 15, 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 is selected by the federal government or the institution to undergo an additional process called Verification will be asked to complete additional paperwork (refer to LVC's Verification Policy).
  • Assets are reported on the FAFSA as of the day that you file the FAFSA. No changes should be made unless the original amount reported was in error. If this is the case, contact the Financial Aid Office.
  • If you enroll in a program of study abroad approved for credit by LVC (the home institution), you may be considered enrolled at LVC for the purpose of applying for federal financial aid.
  • The FAFSA Incentive is a $1,000 per year award available to new and transfer undergraduate students who plan to begin enrollment full-time for the 2020 fall semester. To be eligible, applicants must complete their 2020-2021 FAFSA by June 1, 2020. The award is renewable in subsequent years provided the FAFSA is submitted each year by LVC's published deadline. 

Students are considered dependent and need to include parent information unless the student answered "yes" to any question in the Dependency Status Section of Financial Aid 101.

Visit the National Association of Student Financial Aid Administrators (NASFAA) website for additional information regarding unique student populations including, but not limited to:

  • Students in unique situations (i.e. unique dependency circumstances, wards of the court, foster youth, etc.)
  • Adult learners
  • Service members and Veterans
  • Undocumented students
  • Refugee and asylee students
  • Students who have been or are in prison or jail
  • Victims of natural disasters, war or terrorism


Priority Application Deadlines

Prospective Full-Time Students

  • We mail financial aid offers on a rolling basis beginning the second week in December.
  • *Applying later will not exclude you from receiving need-based aid; however, applications may not be considered for all sources of funding.


Returning Full-Time Students

  • We mail financial aid offers on a rolling basis beginning the first week in July.
  • File FAFSA as soon as possible after October 1, but no later than March 1.


Part-Time and Graduate Students

  • We mail financial aid offers prior to each academic year of enrollment.
  • File the FAFSA as soon as possible after October 1, but no later than March 1.


Summer Financial Aid

Students enrolled in summer classes may be eligible for limited financial aid, depending on the number of credits in which they are enrolled. For additional information regarding summer financial aid, please read the 2020-2021 Summer Financial Aid Application and Instructions. If you would like to apply for summer aid, you must complete the application and submit it to the Financial Aid Office.