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Financial Aid for LU: Home

A general informational guide about financial aid

About this Guide

The purpose of this guide is to provide easy access to information about financial aid for the LU community.

The Financial Aid Office on Campus

Information about Financial Aid on Campus can be found at the Financial Aid Office.

Their website may be found here:

Their office is found here:

820 Chestnut Street, 103 Young Hall
Jefferson City, MO 65102

You can email us at:

You can call us at:


You can fax us at:


More contact information can be found at:

What is Financial Aid?

One definition of Financial Aid is that it describes the location of the office for obtaining fiscal assistance to attend university level courses on a campus. The office related to this task will usually include some form of the name, Financial Aid.

Another definition has to do with obtaining fiscal assistance for higher education through federal, state, institutional or private sources. These agencies may provide financial aid various forms, including: loans, grants, employment or scholarships.

Finally, Financial Aid, as a process, requires being willing to do the legwork of searching, finding, filling out and filing forms and other application data, waiting for acceptance or rejection and then following up on any other necessary steps, such as paying off one's student loans. The most common form for federal aid is the FAFSA. Both federal and state agencies may use the FASFA as a way of gaining meaningful data, which will assist them with determining the level of assistance a student may need.

Most often financial aid is determined by fiscal need, although sometimes it is merit-based. The usual basic requirements are:

  1. Be a U.S. citizen or an eligible noncitizen
  2. Have a valid Social Security number
  3. Be currently registered with the Selective Service, if you're a male between the ages of 18 and 25
  4. Maintain satisfactory academic progress in college or career school
  5. Show you're qualified to obtain a postsecondary education

Here are a few more facts:

  • Scholarships, Grants and Fellowships: do not require repayment. They are awarded for either financial need, academic achievement, or other stipulated requirements. 
  • Loans: Loans must be paid back, usually beginning within six months of graduation.
  • Jobs, such as Federal Work-Study and Graduate Assistantships, provide employment opportunities at your school. Graduate Assistantships provide partial tuition support, in addition to hourly compensation.

Student Contact Information

Students should check their campus email reguarly. All email content will be sent to a student's official campus email address.