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:
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, 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, and informs our office if you will or will not be filing a 2017-2018 FAFSA. If you notify our office in your LAFA that you will not be filing a 2017-2018 FAFSA, skip to Step Four.
File your 2017-2018 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) as soon as possible after October 1, 2016 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.
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.
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 2017-2018 academic year.
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 email 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.