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Forms and Links

Find information to finance your education

Looking for more information about understanding and managing your financial aid? This page offers a wide array of internal and external resources to get you started.

Forms

Federal verification worksheets

These federal verification worksheets are only to be filled out upon request. If you are selected for verification by the federal processor (FAFSA), the Office of Financial Aid will identify which form you are to complete and submit to the office. You will need to complete the form in its entirety. The form will also indicate supporting documentation that you will need to provide at the time of submission. Incomplete forms or missing documentation will result in delays in your application.

2015/2016

Verification Worksheet Version 1 - 2015/2016

Verification Worksheet Version 3 - 2015/2016

Verification Worksheet Version 4 - 2015/2016

Verification Worksheet Version 5 - 2015/2016

Verification Worksheet Version 6 - 2015/2016

  • Mourer Loan information (for those considering applying): Please note that these funds are awarded on a first-come first-served basis. Requests received after March 1 of each year are not likely to be met.
  • Luther Seminary Mourer Loan Promissory Note and Self Certification (for Mourer Loan awardees):  Both items are needed in order to complete your Mourer Loan request for the 2014/2015 academic year.  Return ALL pages complete and signed to the Office of Financial Aid. You should only complete this application if you have been awarded the Mourer Loan.

  • Church Assistance Request  (optional): Use this form to request a letter be sent from Luther Seminary's Office of Seminary Relations to a congregation asking for financial assistance. 

  • Consent to Obtain Credit Report (as needed): If you will be applying for a Federal Grad PLUS Loan, a credit check is required. To initiate this process, the Office of Financial Aid must have a completed "Consent to Obtain Credit Report" form on file. The Office of Financial Aid does not see specific results of the credit check; the form is only used to determine credit worthiness for the Federal Grad PLUS Loan.

  • Authorization to Retain Federal Direct Loan Credit Balance (current loan recipients): This form can be presented to the Business Office if you wish to leave a portion of your federal direct loan on your account instead of receiving the residual in the form of a check.

  • Financial Aid Satisfactory Academic Progress Appeal Form: Use this form to appeal the suspension of your financial aid.

  • Cost Adjustment to Budget Request

Links

  • www.studentaid.gov: Everything you could possibly want to know about financial aid can be found here.  A one-stop shop site set up by the Federal government. Provides valuable information about financial aid, career development, education planning, contacting your federal loan servicer, contacting the Ombudsman Office and consumer protection.

  • www.ed.gov/finaid.html: the Department of Education's website devoted to federal financial aid, including federal loan programs.

  • www.fafsa.ed.gov: Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). The FAFSA is required if you wish to borrow loans while attending Luther Seminary.

  • www.pin.ed.gov: allows students to request and activate a PIN number to apply online for student financial aid (federal).

  • www.nslds.ed.gov: a Department of Education website that lists all federal loans, along with the servicer for each loan, that a student has received.

  • www.uaservice.com: (Luther Seminary-specific loan information) University Accounting Service is the servicing agent for Luther Seminary Perkins and Mourer Loans. You can access your account here, request forms and change your mailing address

Debt management and loan counseling
  • www.AnnualCreditReport.com: A site to request a free annual report from each of the listed credit reporting agencies.

  • www.nfcc.org: National Foundation of Credit Counseling - List of Consumer Credit Counseling Services offices, which provide counseling on credit, debt management, and budgeting at no cost or for a reasonable fee.

  • www.direct.ed.gov: Loan information, including calculators for all repayment plan.  Calculate your future loan payments.

  • www.loanconsolidation.ed.gov: Beginning point of consolidating all federal loans.

  • Current students and recent alumni should visit the Financial Planning Tools page for additional links and the Loan Counseling page for further instructions.