What's New

What's new in Financial Aid?

Information on this page will change regularly to account for new happenings in financial aid.

  1. Students and parents are now able to submit signed tax returns in lieu of tax return transcripts to complete the verification process.  This change was announced by the U.S. Department of Education on January 9.
  2. Please do not open emails from IRS Online that contain an attachment labeled "Tax Account Transcript" or something similar.  This is a scam and these emails may contain malware.  The IRS does not send unsolicited emails to the public and does not send emails containing sensitive information.
  3. The 2019-20 Forms page is now available on the website.
  4. The 2019-20 FAFSA will be available for completion.  New this year is the ability to file the FAFSA on a mobile device using the myStudentAid mobile app.
  5. Luther's Cohort Default Rate for Fiscal Year 2015 dropped to 1.8%.  The national average for the same period is 10.8%.
  6. Students need to review the "Documents" section of my.luther.edu and submit any missing forms as soon as possible.
  7. Be sure to use www.fafsa.gov to complete the FAFSA.  This site will allow you to file the FAFSA free of charge.  There are other sites that will charge you a fee to file the FAFSA.