The Financial Aid Application Process

The only application you will need if you expect to receive financial aid from the institution and/or the Federal Financial Aid Programs is the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).  There is no separate application for the college’s institutional scholarships.

When you complete the FAFSA, be sure to list St. Louis Christian College as one of your school choices.  The School Code is 012580.  Once you have submitted the FAFSA and have listed SLCC, the college will receive a document called an “ISIR” from the Department of Education.  If you have applied for admission to the college and have been accepted for admission, the Financial Aid Office will contact you and let you know what financial aid you are eligible for and what you need to do next.

If your ISIR indicates your FAFSA is selected for verification, you will be required to furnish certain documents to the Financial Aid Office.  The Financial Aid Office will let you know what is required.

If you are a first-time borrower and expect to receive a Federal Direct Stafford Subsidized or Unsubsidized Loan, you will be required to do the following:

  1. Complete a Master Promissory Note.  This can be done online at www.studentloans.gov
  2. Complete Loan Entrance Counseling, which can be done at www.studentloans.gov.  The Financial Aid Office will be able to confirm whether you have completed these two requirements.

If you are a dependent student and your parents wishes to apply for a Federal Direct PLUS Loan, your parent will need to do the following:

  1. Apply for a PLUS loan at www.studentloans.gov
  2. Complete a PLUS Master Promissory Note at www.studentloans.gov.  If your parent is denied, you will become eligible for the amount of Direct Stafford unsubsidized which is available to an independent student.

Once you are accepted for admission to St. Louis Christian college, the financial Aid Office will send you a financial aid award letter listing the financial aid for which you are eligible.  You will be required to return a copy of the award letter to the Financial Aid Office accepting or decline each award offered.  Along with the award letter you will receive a Financial Aid Award Guide.