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Renewal of Financial Aid for 2015-2016

In order to receive financial aid, a student must apply for it 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:

Log on to WebAdvisor and complete the Linfield Application for Financial Aid. This form must be submitted no later than February 1, 2015. This form is required for all students. It serves as a notice to the Office of Financial Aid that you are returning for the 2015-2016 school year.

Step Two:

All students who are applying for federal funds and who are U.S. Citizens or eligible noncitizens must file a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) every year to determine eligibility for federal student aid funds.  After January 1, 2015, students can go to the US Department of Education's offical website of to file the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). We recommend that you file the FAFSA no later than January 20, 2015 which helps Oregon residents to meet state deadlines for state financial aid eligibility. Linfield College's McMinnville campus federal school code is 003198.  

Please note: Students migrating to the Linfield College Portland School of Nursing will want to also include the Portland campus federal school code of E00614 on their FAFSA.

Step Three:

If you have not already completed a Consent for Release of Information FERPA Form, or would like to update who we are able to speak with, please complete the Consent for Release of Information Form in WebAdvisor under the FERPA Forms tab. While this form does not have a deadline, it is very important that we receive it, as we cannot speak with anyone about your financial aid or student account unless you have designated them on this form.

Important Information:

Our office would like to remind you to check your Linfield e-mail frequently, as we will be following up with reminders starting in January.

If you have any questions regarding the renewal process or run into any problems filing your forms electronically please contact our office immediately.