La Salle University

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How To Apply

*Summer 2016 - How to apply for financial aid.


Fall and Spring Semesters:

Step 1:
All students should complete a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and include La Salle University’s Title IV code of 003287

7 Easy Steps to the FAFSA

Step 2: 
Complete the La Salle University Web Institutional Data Form (IDF).

**Priority deadlines for the FAFSA and IDF are as follows:

  • Freshmen and transfer students considering enrollment in the fall semester:  February 15 (FAFSA); IDF deadline to be announced to all confirmed students after May 1
  • Freshmen and transfer students enrolling as of the spring semester:  December 1
  • All other undergraduate students:  April 15
  • Graduate students do not need to meet a specific deadline, but should submit information as early as possible since it can take up to six weeks to process financial aid eligibility
  • All students enrolling for summer should submit information as early as possible as it can take up to six weeks to process financial aid eligibility. 

Step 3:
If this is your first Direct Loan at La Salle University, you are required to also complete a Direct Loan electronic Master Promissory Note (eMPN) through the Direct Loans website.

Step 4:
Every year, the federal government randomly selects a group of students for verification.  If you're selected, you will be required to submit additional documentation in order to complete your application.  This paperwork can be obtained from the forms section of the Financial Aid website.

Aside from verification, there may be other special circumstances pertaining to your application, for which we will need to collect various documentation.  You will receive a letter that details the additional documentation that is needed.  The documentation must be submitted within 2 weeks of receipt of our request letter. (See the section below on deadlines for more information).  No aid will be awarded until the requested documentation is received by our office.

You may use the La Salle portal to see what documentation is needed and if it has been received by the Financial Aid Office.  To view this information, log on to mylasalle, and then click on Br. LUWIS.

Why are these deadlines so important to you? 

The purpose of our deadlines is to assure that your financial aid is credited to your account by the start of the term.  However, filing late or submitting requested documentation after the deadline may cause a reduction in your financial aid award or a delay in having your aid credited to your account.

If you miss the application or the additional documentation deadline, you must be prepared to use the Actively Managed Payment Plan (AMPP), administered by Nelnet Business Solutions.  Information concerning the payment plan can be obtained by contacting 1-800-609-8056.  If you do not make the necessary payment arrangements, you will incur a late charge that will not be waived.  For more information concerning payment plans and late fees, please contact the Office of Student and Accounts Receivable at 215-951-1055 or

Also, if you miss the deadlines and your financial aid is not in place, then you must be prepared for a delay in receiving a refund check for living expenses or a transfer of funds to your gold card to buy books. 

You can reach the Financial Aid Office at 215-951-1070 or use the La Salle portal to view your aid information.