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  • Submit FAFSA to Federal processor no sooner than January 1 but in time to meet the priority deadline of March 2.
  • Be certain to include GPA verification form (Undergraduates).
  • Send letter and documentation explaining any special family circumstances to the Office of Student Financial Services.
  • Research possible scholarships from outside sources.


  • Complete admissions process.
  • Complete financial aid file by submitting all requested documents.
  • If you have not submitted the FAFSA, do so now online. Do not delay! Recommended mailing deadline is February 15.
  • The FAFSA must be received at the federal processor by March 1 to be considered for all types of campus-based funds(Perkins Loan, Direct Loans, FWS). Respond promptly to any requests for additional information from the Office of Student Financial Services.
  • You will receive a Student Aid Report (SAR) from the federal processor 4-6 weeks after submitting the FAFSA. Check the SAR carefully.
  • Cal Grant recipients: The Cal Grant GPA verification form (undergraduate) or request Test Scores (graduate) need to be submitted to the La Sierra Registrar's office by February 25.


  • Complete financial aid file by submitting all requested documents.
  • California residents (new applicants only): Meet March 2 postmark deadline for Cal Grant/Graduate Fellowship.


  • Watch for your official Award Letter from La Sierra if your FAFSA is on file and your admission process is complete.
  • Notify the Office of Student Financial Services of any scholarships that you have been awarded.
  • This information is important for finalizing your awards. You may receive several revised award letters as the Office of Student Financial Services is made aware of these things.
  • Complete financial aid file by submitting all requested documents.


  • Register for Fall classes online.
  • Make financial payment or arrangements.
  • Clear finances after registration. Complete tuition payment plan form. To avoid deletion of your classes, make your payment arrangements before Sept 1.
  • If awarded Federal Work Study (FWS), obtain FWS Authorization Form from the Office of Human Resources and begin looking for a work study job.


  • If you were awarded and need a Direct Loan, complete the loan application(s) online. (All transactions on their web site are secure).
  • If you have any questions regarding the process, please call the Office of Student Financial Services at (951) 785-2175 or email us at sfs@lasierra.edu.


  • Make my financial clearance payment by September 15.
  • Complete registration process, by making financial payment arrangements with Student Financial Services.
  • Classes begin
  • First tuition payment due for all students on tuition payment plan with La Sierra. Call our office (951) 785-2175, or e-mail us at sfs@lasierra.edu for further information.
  • Secure Federal Work Study or other student employment position with Human Resources.
  • New Students: Complete master promissory note online for Direct Loans.



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