The Application Process

Completing Your FAFSA
Students wishing to receive financial aid should complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). The FAFSA is required to apply for federal, state and campus-based aid. The application can be filed online at www.fafsa.ed.gov. Saint Luke’s College of Health Science’s Federal School Code is 009782. The priority deadline for Missouri residents to complete the FAFSA and apply for state aid (including the Missouri Access Grant) is April 1. Please note: For the 2017-18 school year, the priority deadline will be February 1, 2017.
 
Entrance Counseling
Before you receive federal aid you are required to complete an entrance counseling interview for all educational loans you receive during your attendance. You can fulfill this requirement at www.studentloans.gov
 
Master Promissory Note (MPN)
A promissory note is a legally binding contract between the borrower of a Direct Loan and the lender (in this case, the U.S. Department of Education). It contains the terms and conditions of the loan and explains how and when it should be repaid. Before you receive your loan funds, you must sign a promissory note. The Master Promissory Note (MPN) is completed online at www.studentloans.gov. You will sign the MPN using your FSA Identification from your FAFSA.
 
When you sign the MPN, you are confirming your understanding that your school may make multiple loans for you for the duration of your education (up to ten years) without your having to sign another promissory note. You are also agreeing to repay your lender, the U.S. Department of Education, all loans made to you under the terms of the MPN. Therefore, it is very important that you completely read and understand all of the information on the MPN before you sign it.