Professionals Application Process

To ensure that you receive email notification of your Financial Aid eligibility, complete steps 1 - 3 as early as possible. Respond to any additional requests from Cal Lutheran within 30 days.

  1. File Your FAFSA

    Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) as soon as possible. Make sure to list CLU’s school code 001133. This application determines your eligibility for low-interest Federal Direct Loans and enables you to be considered for certain grants.

  2. Submit Verification Documents

    If you have been selected for a process called Verification or if CLU needs additional information from you, you will receive a letter stating exactly what items we need submitted to the Office of Financial Aid. You will have 30 days from the date of the letter to submit all of the requested documents.

    Once you receive notification to your email account that your award is ready to view, continue with these steps:
  3. Accept or Decline Your Award

    It is CLU policy that students are responsible for accepting or declining each component of their Financial Aid Awards. Please Accept or Decline each award listed in Self-Service. If you would like to change your decision at a later date on a particular award, please contact the Financial Aid Office.

  4. Loan Process

    If you accept a Federal Direct Loan, you must submit both Entrance Counseling and a Master Promissory Note to complete the process.