Steps to Apply for Aid

Follow our step-by-step guide to ensure you file on time.

Step 1

Get your FSA identification number

The FSA ID is a username and password that you will use to electronically sign your Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). You and any parent or guardian electronically signing the FAFSA will need separate ID numbers. Get your FSA ID at before you sit down to complete the FAFSA.

Step 2

Complete the FAFSA

Complete the FAFSA and include La Salle University’s Title IV code of 003287. Enter this code when completing the FAFSA so that we receive the data to calculate your financial aid award. You may complete and submit a FAFSA as early as October 1 every year. The FAFSA must be completed every year.

Step 3

Apply to La Salle University

Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. However, students submitting their application by October 15 will be notified of an admission decision and merit scholarship information by early November. After October 15, students should expect a decision within four weeks of their application being complete. Once the FAFSA is received and reviewed, an award letter will be sent to verify the financial aid award.

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July 1, 2021 – June 30, 2022 October 1, 2021 – June 30, 2022 2020
July 1, 2022 – June 30, 2023 October 1, 2022 – June 30, 2023 2021

Step 4

Complete the Web Institutional Data Form

Complete the La Salle University Web Institutional Data Form (IDF). Students will use the Institutional Data Form (IDF) to accept or decline the Federal Direct Loans which are offered as a result of completing the FAFSA. Incoming freshmen students will be asked to complete this item after confirming with the University. Returning students will need to complete the IDF each spring for the upcoming academic year. All students who submit a FAFSA are required to complete the IDF.

  1. Log on to mylasalle at
  2. Search for Br. LUWIS
  3. Click on Financial Aid
  4. Click on Institutional Data Form
  5. Select the aid year and term based on when you intend to borrow (Note: Summer is part of the previous academic year.)
  6. Complete the IDF and hit all Submit buttons.

If you need to make any changes to the information submitted on your IDF, please contact the Financial Aid Office.

Step 5

Complete a Direct Loan Electronic Master Promissory Note* and Entrance Counseling

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) and Entrance Counseling through the Direct Loans website. (

Step 6


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 found in Tools and Resources.

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. 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.

Priority deadlines for the FAFSA and IDF

  • Freshmen and transfer students considering enrollment in the fall semester:December 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. 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.

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.

LaSalle University is no longer contracting with Nelnet to offer payment plans. Payment plans will now be housed in the TouchNet Student Account Center and any questions will be directed to the Office of Student and Accounts Receivable

For more information, please contact the Office of Student and Accounts Receivable at 215-951-1055 or

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