Financial Aid Application Process

Every student is eligible to apply for Financial Aid by completing the following steps:

  1. Complete an Application for Admission and be accepted to a Lewis University graduate program as a degree-seeking student.
  2. Apply for a PIN (Personal Identification Number) at The PIN serves as your signature to electronically sign your FAFSA.
  3. Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) at List an e-mail address on the FAFSA for notification purposes. The Lewis University Federal School Code is 001707.
  4. The Department of Education will process your FAFSA and send each student a Student Aid Report (SAR) via postal mail or e-mail, depending on how the FAFSA was originally submitted.
  5. If you are selected for verification, you may be required to submit additional documentation to Financial Aid Services. This additional documentation can be, but is not exclusive of, federal tax forms, federal W-2’s verification forms, asset documentation, birth certificate, social security card, etc.
  6. Once the verification process is complete, the Financial Aid Services staff will process a financial aid award. The financial aid award letter is the confirmation of any federal, state, and institutional grants, loans and work the student is eligible for during the academic year.