Loyola University Maryland

Office of Financial Aid

Apply for Federal Loans

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2015-2016 Academic Year

STEP 1: File the 2015-16 Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)

Complete the FAFSA online using your Federal Personal Identification Number (PIN). New applicants must obtain a Federal PIN at the Federal PIN website, www.pin.ed.gov. Once created, the Federal PIN allows access to the applicant's data in several Federal Student Financial Aid systems and also serves as that person's electronic signature. The FAFSA website is www.fafsa.ed.gov. Loyola University's FAFSA Code Number is 002078.

STEP 2: Upon receipt of the electronic confirmation that your FAFSA has been processed, submit the following form to the office of financial aid

In some cases, additional documentation may be required. You will be notified via your Loyola email account if additional documentation is needed to complete your application. 

IMPORTANT INFORMATION FOR ALL NEW AND RENEWAL FINANCIAL AID APPLICANTS: Federal regulations require students who are receiving financial aid to make deliberate and measurable progress toward your degree in order to continue to receive financial aid. This requirement is referred to as Satisfactory Academic Progress or SAP. To review the policy for graduate students at Loyola University Maryland, visit the Satisfactory Academic Progress Policy web page.

IMPORTANT: Federal Direct Stafford Loan regulations require a student to be enrolled at least half-time in a degree or certificate-granting program each term during the period of the loan. Half-time enrollment at Loyola is defined as a minimum of 6 credits per term (fall and spring) and a minimum of 3 credits per term (summer sessions).

Federal Direct Stafford Loan Application Deadline

All application materials for a Federal Direct Stafford Loan must be completed and received by Loyola's financial aid office at least four weeks prior to registration to ensure that loan proceeds are available for payment of University charges. Late applicants must pay all University charges when registering for classes and may be reimbursed when the loan proceeds come through.