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Online and Continuing Education OCE Financial Aid

2017-2018 Steps to Complete Your Financial Aid

Summer Term 2017, Fall Semester 2017, January Term 2018, and Spring Semester 2018

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 Linfield Online and Continuing Education (OCE) Program and enrolled in an eligible program in order to be eligible for financial aid at Linfield College. 

2.  File your 2017-2018 FAFSAFree Application for Federal Student Aid, as soon as possible after October 1, 2016.
    • Be sure to list the McMinnville campus federal school code of 003198.
    • Create your Federal Student Aid (FSA) ID, username and password, to electronically sign your FAFSA.

3.  Complete your 2017-2018 OCE 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 “OCE Linfield Application for Financial Aid.”

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.  If your academic plan changes, notify the Office of Financial Aid at finaid@linfield.edu

5.  Submit additional documents to meet student eligibility requirements, if requested, including Verification documents.  View missing documents on WebAdvisor under the Financial Aid tab click on “My Documents.”

6.  Award Letter

  • New OCE students will receive a paper award packet in the mail that contains a “Guide to Financial Aid” and a ‘keep’ paper copy of your 2017-2018 financial aid award. You will be directed to WebAdvisor under the Financial Aid tab to
    • View your “Financial Aid Award Letter” and
    •  “Accept or reject my financial aid awards” to accept or reject the financial aid offered.
  • Continuing OCE students will receive an email notifying you that your 2017-2018 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
    •  “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 credit hours per semester, and have completed both of the following at www.studentloans.gov:
    • Entrance Counseling (Subsidized and Unsubsidized Federal Direct Stafford Loans).
    • Master Promissory Note (MPN) for Subsidized and Unsubsidized Federal Direct Stafford Loans.
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 Registrar’s 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.
  • Credit Balances/Refund check
    • If your financial aid disbursement exceeds your Linfield charges, you will receive a refund within 14 days, once your financial aid has been disbursed to your Student Account.
    • Paper refund checks will be issued to you, unless you elect to sign up for Direct Deposit through WebAdvisor, select "Student", and then select "AP Direct Deposit-Bank Information."  For questions about your Student Account contact Linfield's Student Accounts Office at 503.883.2241 or student.accounts@linfield.edu
    • You may check to see if funds have been posted to your Student Account on WebAdvisor under the Financial Profile tab by clicking on "Financial Statement."
    • If you have, or will have, a credit balance for a specific semester, you may charge your books at the Linfield Bookstore.  The Student Accounts Office notifies the Bookstore of any students eligible each semester.  Contact the Bookstore at bookstore@linfield.edu or 503.883.2240.
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