2017-18 Forms

Application Forms

FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid) (http://www.fafsa.ed.gov/) - be sure to use this site as it is free of charge

2017-18 Financial Aid Checklist (PDF)

Special Circumstances Reporting Information

Verification Forms

2017-18 Dependent Student Verification Worksheet (PDF)

2017-18 Independent Student Verification Worksheet (PDF)

2017-18 Child Support Paid Verification Worksheet (PDF)

2017-18 Untaxed Income Verification Worksheet (PDF)

IRS Form 4506T Request for Transcript of Tax Return (PDF)

IRS Form 4506T Verification of Nonfiling (PDF)

Special Note: The U.S. Department of Education recently released guidance that allows schools to accept signed copies of 2015 Federal Tax Returns that were filed with the IRS as acceptable documentation for the verification process.  This guidance is applicable to the 2017-18 award year and is a result of the IRS Data Retrieval Tool being unavailable.

If filing an amended tax return or a tax filing extension, click here for additional information.

Work Forms

Federal W-4 (PDF) (We cannot accept faxes or copies of Federal W-4 Forms.)

Iowa W-4 (PDF) (We cannot accept faxes or copies of Iowa W-4 Forms.)

Illinois W-4 (PDF) (This is for Illinois residents only. No copies or faxes accepted.)

Non-residence Iowa Tax Form (PDF) (This is for Illinois residents only. No copies or faxes accepted.) 

Form I-9 (This form must be completed before a student can begin work on campus and must be completed in the Financial Aid office.)

Work-Study Direct Deposit Application (PDF)

Loan Forms

Loan Entrance Counseling (to be completed by the student) (http://www.studentloans.gov/)

Direct Stafford and PLUS Master Promissory Note (http://www.studentloans.gov/)

2017-18 Federal PLUS Loan Application (http://www.studentloans.gov/)

Federal Perkins Loan Master Promissory Note (https://www.ecsi.net/promRF/)

Special Note: Students will need to complete both a Perkins Loan Master Promissory Note and Perkins Loan Counseling on the site noted above.  If a student is unable to electronically sign a Perkins Loan Master Promissory Note because they were unable to authenticate, they will need to print off all 4 pages of the promissory note.  Once printed, the student will need to complete each section on the first page and mail the completed promissory note to: Luther College, Office for Financial Services, 700 College Dr, Decorah, IA 52101.  These documents must be completed prior to September 25, 2017 in order to receive this loan.

Other Forms

Award Response Form (PDF)

Cash Management Form (PDF)

Cost Estimate Worksheet (PDF)

EPIC Contribution Form (PDF)

Outside Scholarship Reporting Form (PDF)

Self Certification Form (PDF)

TEACH Grant Counseling and Agreement to Serve