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:
Complete the Linfield Application for Financial Aid on WebAdvisor. This form must be submitted no later than February 1, 2017. 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 2017-2018 school year.
File a 2017-2018 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). All students applying for federal student aid funds and who are U.S. Citizens or eligible noncitizens must file a FAFSA every year. We recommend that you submit the FAFSA as soon as possible after October 1, 2016 which helps Oregon residents meet state deadlines for state financial aid eligibility. Linfield College's McMinnville campus federal school code is 003198. Note: For students who are Oregon residents but not an U.S. Citizen or eligible noncitizen, they must file an Oregon Student Aid Application (ORSAA) to apply for the Oregon Opportunity Grant, the state grant program. Students migrating to the Linfield College Portland School of Nursing should also include the Portland campus federal school code of E00614 on their FAFSA, in addition to 003198 federal school code.
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.
Our office would like to remind you to check your Linfield e-mail frequently, as this is our main form of communication. If you have any questions regarding the renewal process or run into any problems filing your forms electronically, please contact our office immediately at 503-883-2225 or firstname.lastname@example.org.