Information for Current Students

Renew your Financial Aid for 2018-2019

We are glad you are continuing your education at Linfield. In order to receive financial aid, a student must apply every year. Applying for financial aid is not a commitment to accept the offer. Students may decline certain types of financial aid awarded, such as student loans. If a student did not apply for financial aid their first year, they may still do so in subsequent years. To apply for financial aid, and for renewal of financial aid, the following steps must be completed:

Step One:

Complete the Linfield Application for Financial Aid (LAFA) on WebAdvisor. We strongly encourage you to complete and submit your LAFA no later than February 1, 2018. This form is required for all continuing students. It serves as a notice to the Office of Financial Aid that you are returning for the 2018-2019 school year, and informs our office if you will or will not be filing a 2018-2019 FAFSA. If you notify our office on your LAFA that you will not be filing a 2018-2019 FAFSA, skip to Step Four.

Step Two:

File your 2018-2019 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) as soon as possible after October 1, 2017 to be considered for all types of financial aid. All students applying for federal student aid funds and who are U.S. Citizens or eligible noncitizens must file a FAFSA every year. Linfield College's McMinnville campus federal school code is 003198. For students migrating to the Linfield College Portland School of Nursing you must use both of our federal school codes on your FAFSA: 003198 and E00614.  Note: For students who are Oregon residents but not an U.S. Citizen or eligible noncitizen, you must file an Oregon Student Aid Application (ORSAA) to apply for the Oregon Opportunity Grant, the state grant program. 

Step Three:

Review your Linfield email for notification of any additional documents required to be submitted to our office. Submit all documents requested to the Office of Financial Aid timely. Financial aid forms may be found on the Financial Aid Forms page. For students selected for a process called Verification you can review the requirements on our page devoted to the Verification process and forms.

Step Four:

By May, if your financial aid file is complete, our office will send you a notification to your Linfield email to login to your WebAdvisor account to accept/reject the financial aid offered to you for the 2018-2019 academic year.

Step Five (optional):

If you would like to allow a parent, for example, to speak with the Office of Financial Aid about your financial aid you must complete a Consent for Release of Information Form in WebAdvisor under the FERPA Forms Tab.  Also, if you have already completed this form, and would like to update who we are able to speak with, please complete this step in WebAdvisor under the FERPA Forms tab.  While this form does not have a deadline, it is important we receive it, as we cannot speak with anyone about your financial aid unless you have designated them on this form.

 

Renew your Financial Aid for 2017-2018:

In order to renew your financial aid award for 2017-2018, complete the steps below. The Office of Financial Aid mailed a post card home in late September 2016 to the student and their family about the early-FAFSA being available starting October 1, 2016 and the use of 2015 tax information on the 2017-2018 FAFSA. In November 2016, our office sent notifications to student's Linfield email about renewing financial aid for the 2017-2018 academic year, which includes -

  1. Complete your McMinnville Linfield Application for Financial Aid (LAFA) under the Financial Aid tab on WebAdvisor, to let us know your plans for the 2017-2018 academic year, and if you will or will not be filing a 2017-2018 FAFSA. If you will not be filing a 2017-2018 FAFSA, skip to Step 4.
  2. Complete your 2017-2018 FAFSA as soon as possible after October 1, 2016 with 2015 tax information to be considered for all types of financial aid. Linfield College's McMinnville campus federal school code is 003198. For students migrating to the Linfield College Portland School of Nursing you must use both of our federal school codes on your FAFSA: 003198 and E00614. Note: For students who are Oregon residents but not an U.S. Citizen or eligible noncitizen, you must file an Oregon Student Aid Application (ORSAA) to apply for the Oregon Opportunity Grant, the state grant program.
  3. Review your Linfield email for notification of any additional documents required to be submitted to our office. Submit all documents requested to the Office of Financial Aid timely. Financial aid forms may be found on the Financial Aid Forms page. For students selected for a process called Verification you can review the requirements on our page devoted to the Verification process and forms.
  4. By May, if your financial aid file is complete, our office will send you a notification with instructions to view your 2017-2018 financial aid offer in your WebAdvisor account. After reviewing your award offer, click on "Accept or reject my financial aid awards" under the financial Aid tab in WebAdvisor to accept/reject the financial aid offered to you for the 2017-2018 academic year.
  5. The Office of Financial Aid will review after spring semester 2017 that you have maintained Satisfactory Academic Progress to ensure you are eligible to receive financial aid for 2017-2018.
  6. Financial aid will be disbursed electronically for eligible students at the beginning of each semester (Fall and Spring) onto your student account at Linfield. Although, Federal Pell Grant funds will not be disbursed until after the census date of each semester. Students can view their student account transactions on WebAdvisor under the Financial Profile tab, click on "Financial Statement." Students attending on a full-time basis are required to be enrolled in at least 12 credits per semester to be eligible for Linfield scholarships, grants and federal student aid.

Questions? E-mail Financial Aid at: finaid@linfield.edu or call 503.883.2225