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2014-2015 Steps to Complete Your Financial Aid

Summer 2014, Fall 2014, Winter 2015, and Spring 2015 Semesters


The Office of Financial Aid strives to provide the best service to each student. You must complete the steps below before the Office of Financial Aid will provide you with your financial aid award.

  1. You must be admitted to the Adult Degree Program and enrolled in an eligible program in order to be eligible for financial aid at Linfield College
  2. File your 2014-2015 FAFSA—Free Application for Federal Student Aid
  3. Complete your 2014-2015 Linfield Application for Financial Aid (LAFA) on WebAdvisor with your CatNet ID (you must apply for Admission before obtaining your CatNet ID) under the Financial Aid tab click on “ADP Linfield Application for Financial Aid”
    • Please note: If you have completed these first three steps, the Office of Financial Aid will begin communication with you via your Linfield email account regarding additional documentation that may be required to complete your financial aid file
  4. Work with your Academic Advisor to complete your Academic Plan. Your Academic Advisor will submit your Academic Plan to the Office of Financial Aid.   If your Academic Plan changes, your Academic Advisor will need to submit an updated Academic Plan to the Office of Financial Aid for every revision made
  5. Submit additional documents, if requested, such as Verification documentation.  View missing documents on WebAdvisor under the Financial Aid tab click on “My Documents”
  6. Award Letter
    • New ADP students will receive a paper award packet in the mail that contains a “Guide to Financial Aid” and a ‘Keep’ paper copy of your financial aid award. You will be directed to WebAdvisor under the Financial Aid tab to view your “Financial Aid Award Letter” and then you will need to click on “Accept or reject my financial aid awards” to accept or reject the financial aid offered
    • Continuing ADP students will receive an email notifying you that your 2014-2015 financial aid is complete and ready to accept or reject on WebAdvisor.  You will not receive a paper copy of your financial aid award.   You will be directed to WebAdvisor under the Financial Aid tab to view your “Financial Aid Award Letter” and then you will need to click on “Accept or reject my financial aid awards” to accept or reject the financial aid offered
  7. Federal Direct Stafford Loans 
    • If you accept Federal Direct Stafford Loans the Office of Financial Aid will confirm that you are enrolled in at least 6 credits hours per semester, and have completed both of the following at www.studentloans.gov:
      • Entrance Counseling
      • Master Promissory Note (MPN
  8. Outside Resources must be reported to the Office of Financial Aid (e.g. Scholarships, Tuition Reimbursement, Employer Assistance, do not include: Veterans Benefits or Vocational Rehabilitation).  You may send an email to finaid@linfield.edu and report the name and amounts (e.g. Tuition Reimbursement $6,000).  The checks can be mailed to the Office of Financial Aid for processing
  9. Disbursements
    • Confirmation of Enrollment - Your financial aid will be disbursed to your student account after your enrollment has been confirmed at the census date, which is the last date to withdraw without a “W”. For Federal Direct Stafford Loans, students must be enrolled in at least 6 credits.  Financial aid disbursement requires you to have regular and substantive interaction in each of your courses. Your instructor will confirm that you have been academically engaged and notify the DCE Office at the census date
    • Timing of your financial aid disbursement - Your accepted financial aid will be disbursed to your student account after the census date of each semester approximately 4-6 weeks into fall and spring semester, approximately 3-4 weeks for summer semester, provided you are eligible
    • Dropping courses
      • Dropping below 6 credit hours may cause cancellation of your current loan disbursements, cancellation or reduction of your grants, cancellation of your in-school loan deferment status for previous loans and/or immediate repayment of previous loans, and may impact your Satisfactory Academic Progress
      • Dropping all courses is considered  withdrawing from Linfield, and the Office of Financial Aid is required to review the percentage of financial aid that you earned for your payment period, refer to the Return of Title IV Funds and Satisfactory Academic Progress Policies
  10. Refund check
    • Your refund check will be mailed to you within 14 days, once your financial aid has been disbursed to your Student Account, if your financial aid creates a credit balance