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. This is a FREE form so you should not be paying to complete it.

We recommend you and one parent apply for a Federal Student Aid (FSA) ID and password about three days prior to filing the FAFSA. This is your electronic signature and will allow you and your parent to sign and submit the FAFSA electronically.

  • LVC's federal school code is 003288
  • If you are enrolling for the academic year starting Summer 2022, Fall 2022, and Spring 2023, file the 2022-23 FAFSA which is available October 1, 2022.
  • 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 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.

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

  •  Financial aid offers are available electronically through AccessLVC on a rolling basis beginning in mid-December.
  • *Applying later will not exclude you from receiving need-based aid; however, applications may not be considered for all sources of funding.

Financial Aid Filing Dates

Returning Full-Time Students

  • Financial aid offers are available on a rolling basis through AccessLVC beginning the first week in July.
  • File the FAFSA as soon as possible after October 1, but no later than March 1.

Part-Time Undergraduate and Graduate Students

  • Financial aid offers are available on a rolling basis through AccessLVC beginning the month prior to the semester you are enrolled.
  • File the FAFSA as soon as possible after October 1, but no later than March 1.

Summer Financial Aid


Students applying for financial aid who are:

  • Part-time undergraduate students enrolled for summer, fall, or spring
  • Graduate students enrolled for summer, fall, or spring
  • Traditional full-time undergraduate students taking classes during the summer semester

More information regarding eligibility is included on the form. Please read it carefully and contact the Financial Aid Office with any questions.

In addition, you must file the 2022-23 FAFSA and complete Verification, if selected, in order to receive financial aid for Summer 2022. The FAFSA opened October 1, 2021, and can be filed at Summer financial aid offers will be released in late April for students who have completed the application process and on a rolling basis thereafter. The deadline to apply for summer aid is Wednesday, August 17, 2022.

Summer is a separate term and billed separately from fall and spring. Summer charges must be paid by the due date listed on your summer statement of account from the Business Office. The total number of credits you are taking throughout the summer are added together to determine if you are a full-time or part-time student for the purpose of billing and financial aid eligibility. If you are taking 12 credits as an undergraduate student, you will be charged the full-time tuition rate.

Winter Financial Aid

Winter is billed in addition to the fall and spring semesters. Students may enroll for no more than 1 course during this term. Students enrolled in the winter term may be eligible for limited financial aid. There are no LVC grants and scholarships for this term. The instructions and application are available in MyLVC under MyINFO for Students > Financial Aid Forms. The deadline to apply is January 9, 2023.