Lakeland College

Applying for Financial Aid

New Students to the College's Traditional Program:

  1. Be accepted for admission to Lakeland College.
  2. You may submit a request for a personalized financial aid estimate here in advance of completing the FAFSA for the 2015-2016 academic year. 
  3. Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).
  4. Students who will enter the college in fall of 2015 should submit the FAFSA for the 2015-2016 academic year after January 1, 2015, and before March 15, 2015 to meet the priority deadline for maximum aid consideration. 
  5. To speak with your financial aid counselor at Lakeland, you may contact Rhetta Bajczyk at 920-565-1032 ext. 2375 or email her at .
  6. After your financial aid file is complete, you will be notified of your financial aid award by regular mail and via email.
  7. Click here for more information about the FAFSA

    Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) at your earliest convenience. There are two ways to complete your FAFSA, online or paper.

    1. Online at
      • The online method is recommended, as the processing time is faster.
      • Lakeland College’s school code is 003854.
      • You and a parent should create an FSA UserID if you do not yet have one.  You will be prompted to do so at the site.
      • FAFSA on the Web Worksheet is available as a pre-application worksheet to assist you and a parent in collecting information for questions asked on the online FAFSA. Click here for a link to the worksheet.
      • You will be asked to include your federal income tax data (if applicable).
        • It is recommended that you use the IRS Data Retrieval Tool to directly import your tax data into your FAFSA. The IRS data will be available to retrieve in the FAFSA approximately 2 weeks after the taxes were filed electronically or 6-8 weeks after the taxes were filed by paper.
        • Estimated Tax information can be used initially in cases where official tax documents are not yet completed. When official tax information is available the FAFSA must be updated using the correction method on-line at the FAFSA website. It is recommended to use the IRS Data Retrieval process to load the corrected tax information onto the FAFSA.
        • Verification: If your file is selected for verification by the Department of Education after submitting the FAFSA, you will be asked to provide additional documentation. Copies of Federal Tax Returns are no longer acceptable to satisfy the verification requirements. The government requires that parents and students either use the IRS Data Retrieval process as noted above or request a Federal Tax Return Transcript (directly from the IRS, no charge) to fulfill the federal verification requirements. More detailed information will be provided if your FAFSA was selected for verification.
      • Be sure you and your parent(s) sign your FAFSA.
      • Print a copy of your completed FAFSA for your records.
    2. Paper Version: Contact the U.S. Department of Education (1-800-433-3243)
      • Processing time is 2-4 weeks. It is highly recommended to complete the FAFSA online.
      • Lakeland College’s school code is 003854.
      • Be sure you and a parent sign your FAFSA
      • Make a copy of your completed FAFSA for your records
      • Mail your FAFSA to the Department of Education

    After the Department of Education receives and processes your FAFSA, you will receive a Student Aid Report (SAR). This is a record of your FAFSA, please review it for accuracy. The SAR will show your Expected Family Contribution (EFC) calculated by the information that you provided on your FAFSA. The EFC is the amount determined by the Department of Education that your family is expected to contribute to your education for the upcoming year.

    If you have special or unusual circumstances which could affect your ability to contribute to college expenses, you may qualify for a re-evaluation of financial aid eligibility. Examples of these circumstances include, but are not limited to the following: death in family, separation/divorce, involuntary loss of a job, retirement of wage earner and medical expenses paid and not covered by insurance. The request for consideration of special circumstances form is available on the financial aid forms tab.

    Note: If you do not want to complete the FAFSA, you may still be awarded a Lakeland College academic scholarship. Please contact the financial aid office.

Continuing Students in the College's Traditional Program

  1. Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). The priority date is March 15th. 
  2. Complete the Lakeland College Financial Aid Application (priority date is March 1st). 
    You will be required to login with your my.lakeland username and password to gain access to the application. Log in to your page, click on the Quick Link (along the left side) of Financial Aid Student Access-Net Partner, then click on the yellow tab labeled Apply Online. New traditional undergraduate students for 2015-2016 do not need to complete this application.
  3. Promptly submit any additional documentation/information as requested.
  4. To speak with your financial aid counselor at Lakeland, you may contact Brittney Mauk at 920-565-1032 ext. 2377 or email her at .
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