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Information for Current Students

Financial aid information for Linfield College is available in the College Catalog. The Catalog will give you all the necessary information regarding loans, scholarships, need-based grants, and requirements to maintain financial aid or you can view the various financial aid programs by navigating through them on our Financial Aid Menu. 

The Cost of Attendance that the Office of Financial Aid uses to calculate a student's financial aid eligibility includes Tuition, Fees, Room, Board, Books and Supplies, Personal and Transportation, as well as Loan Fees for student's borrowing a Federal Direct Stafford Loan. 

Should you or your family have special circumstances that you would like our office to consider after filing your Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), review, complete and submit the 2016-2017 or 2017-2018 Request for Special Circumstances form along with supporting documentation you would like our office to review.

In order to prepare your financial aid award, the Office of Financial Aid has the following process outlined below for continuing Linfield students attending the McMinnville campus.  Review the procedures below for current students planning to continue their enrollment at Linfield and who wish to receive a financial aid award offer for 2016-2017 and/or 2017-2018:

2016-2017 Procedures for Continuing Students:

The Office of Financial Aid sent to continuing students a correspondence to their Linfield email in December 2015 outlining the steps to renew their financial aid at Linfield for 2016-2017.  The Parents/Guardians of continuing students were mailed a newsletter in December 2015, which included the renewal steps for their undergraduate students’ financial aid process for 2016-2017.

  1. Complete your 2016-2017 Linfield Application for Financial Aid (LAFA) under the Financial Aid tab on WebAdvisor.
  2. Complete your 2016-2017 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) at www.fafsa.gov as soon after January 1, 2016 as possible with Linfield's federal school code of 003198.  Linfield students planning to migrate to the Portland Nursing Campus must use both 003198 and E00614 federal school codes on their FAFSA.
    • To sign the FAFSA electronically you will need to use your FSA ID, create or edit your FSA ID.  If your parent's information is required for your FAFSA, at least one parent must sign your FAFSA.  For parents signing the FAFSA electronically, they will need their own FSA ID, create or edit FSA ID for parent.
    • If you filed your FAFSA with estimated 2015 tax information, be sure to update your FAFSA with 2015 tax information once you have filed 2015 taxes.
  3. Beginning in March 2016, the Office of Financial Aid will begin communicating with you via your Linfield email account notifying you of any documentation that is required to complete your financial aid file, one courtesy letter is sent via USPS, and reminder notices will be sent to your Linfield email account.
  4. Submit all documents requested by the Office of Financial Aid to complete your financial aid file.  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.
  5. Once the Office of Financial Aid has received all required documentation, you will be sent an email to your Linfield account beginning in May 2016 with instructions for reviewing your 2016-2017 award letter, also called your Certification and Award Acceptance Letter, which you will be able to view under the Financial Aid tab on WebAdvisor.
  6. After reviewing your financial aid award on WebAdvisor, click on the "Accept or reject my financial aid awards" under the Financial Aid tab in WebAdvisor to accept or reject the financial aid offered to you for 2016-2017.
  7. The Office of Financial Aid will review after spring semester 2016 that you have maintained Satisfactory Academic Progress to ensure you are eligible to receive financial aid for 2016-2017.
  8. 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.

2017-2018 Procedures for Continuing Students:

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. 

  1. Complete your 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

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