Who Qualifies for Financial Assistance?

Luther offers assistance primarily to degree seeking students of academic promise who demonstrate need. Students who have completed their degree and come to Luther for additional course work will not qualify for any grant assistance. These students who require assistance with their costs should contact the Financial Aid Office to determine if they have eligibility for one of the loan programs.

The college expects that all Luther students and their families will pay their fair share of college costs as determined by an independent and objective evaluation. The amount of assistance a student needs is determined with the help of the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). This analysis estimates the amount a student's family can provide for college expenses, taking into account such family financial factors as current income, assets, number of dependents, other educational expenses, debts, and special considerations.