Steps To Apply for Graduate Students
Welcome to Lipscomb University! We are pleased that you have chosen us for your continuing education. Although your academic endeavors are of great importance at this time, we also know that many students have concerns about financing graduate studies. To help you as you work through the process, please follow the steps below to apply for financial aid. These steps are for all graduate programs excluding the College of Pharmacy.
- File the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) at www.fafsa.gov.
- List Lipscomb University as your chosen school with school code: 003486.
- Allow at least one week for processing with the Department of Education and Lipscomb University.
- Check to verify that your admission status is current with the University and that you have completed the registration process for your classes. Lipscomb University cannot review your FAFSA results or offer you Federal Stafford loans without your acceptance into the University.
- Once you have been accepted into the University, you will receive a Lipscomb ID number and access to myLipscomb.
myLipscomb is where you will register for classes and accept your offered Federal Stafford loans.
To accept the offered Federal loans, log into your myLipscomb account.
- Look under the section called Student Links on the main myLipscomb page.
- Under the column labeled Financial Aid, select Fiancial Aid Awards.
- View the different options (General Information, Award Overview, Terms and Conditions, and Accept Award Offer).
Select Accept Award Offer.
- You can only accept your award offer and amount one time. Any corrections to the requested amount must be submitted to the Financial Aid Office via email (email@example.com).
- Any amounts submitted below the full amount will be equally divided between the fall and spring semester. If you need a semester only loan, you must submit your request to the Financial Aid Office via email (firstname.lastname@example.org).
- Your requested loans will appear as an “Expected Payment” on your student account until the funds are received by the school, which is usually within 30 days after the first day of class.
***Please note that you must be a "Degree-seeking" graduate student to qualify for Federal Stafford loans.
Please refer to Loans for more information about the Stafford loan and aggregate limits. If you have questions, you are free to contact Deidra Cummings in the Financial Aid Office.