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Apply for financial aid! New FAFSA filing date: October 1

New Students to Lakeland's Traditional Program:

  1. You must be accepted for admission to Lakeland University.
  2. You may use the Net Price Calculator to obtain an estimate of your potential out of pocket cost. 
  3. Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and list Lakeland University as a receiving institution.  Lakeland's school code is 003854.
  4. Students who will enter the university in fall of 2016 should submit the FAFSA for the 2016-2017 academic year after January 1, 2016, and before March 15, 2016 to meet the priority deadline for maximum aid consideration. See chart below for which FAFSA to complete.
  5. To speak with your financial aid counselor at Lakeland, you may contact Sue Bialk at 920-565-1032 ext. 2377 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. Review the 2016-2017 traditional program Financial Aid Guide
Term attendingFAFSA to submitSubmit FAFSA between:Income tax information
Fall 2016, Spring 2017, Summer 2017 2016-2017 January 1, 2016 -
June 30, 2017
Fall 2017, Spring 2018, Summer 2018 2017-2018 October 1, 2016 -
June 30, 2018
Fall 2018, Spring 2019, Summer 2019 2018-2019 October 1, 2017 -
June 30, 2019

Continuing Students in the University's Traditional Program

  1. Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). If you haven't already created the new, required FSA ID, you will need to do so by clicking on the padlock icon at the top of the FAFSA log in page.  Lakeland's priority date to file the FAFSA is March 15th. Lakeland's school code is 003854.
  2. Complete the Lakeland University 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.
  3. Promptly submit any additional documentation/information as requested.
  4. To speak with your financial aid counselor at Lakeland, you may contact Laura Lange at 920-565-1032 ext. 2379 or email her at .  

FAFSA Information for All Students

Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) at your earliest convenience at

  1. Lakeland University’s school code is 003854.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. You will be asked to include your federal income tax data (if applicable).Be sure you and your parent(s) sign your FAFSA.
  5. 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.
  6. 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.
  7. Print a copy of your completed FAFSA for your records.
  8. 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 University academic scholarship. Please contact the financial aid office.

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