Financial Aid Eligibility

Students that have already graduated from Lebanon Valley College and are returning for an extra semester to complete student teaching in order to pursue a teaching certificate may be eligible for limited financial aid.


Some Things to Consider:

  • Students interested in borrowing any federal loans (Subsidized/Unsubsidized, PLUS), must file the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).
  • Any graduate of LVC who is returning full-time and being charged undergraduate credits is eligible to receive the Alumni Tuition Discount of 25% of the undergraduate tuition rate.
  • Students who have already earned their first Bachelor's degree are not eligible to receive any federal or state grants.
  • Students are eligible to borrow $5,500 in Federal Direct Loans for the academic year; however, students taking one extra semester to pursue a teaching certificate may borrow the full $5,500 in one semester, if they still have remaining eligibility in their aggregate borrowing. Students can determine their aggregate borrowing history by visiting the total borrowed in Federal Direct Subsidized/Unsubsidized Loans. The aggregate maximum amounts are as follows:


Subsidized Total (Subsidized & Unsubsidized)
Dependent Undergraduates $23,000 $31,000
Independent Undergraduates & Dependent Students whose parents can't get PLUS $23,000 $57,500
Graduate & Professional Students $65,500 $138,500
  • The parent of a dependent student returning to pursue a teaching certificate still may borrow a parent PLUS Loan on behalf of the student. Independent students are not eligible for PLUS. Additionally, both dependent and independent students may also borrow a Student Alternative Loan.