How to Apply
for Academic Year
The Three Step
File your 2011-2012
Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) at
www.fafsa.ed.gov. School Code
002014 must be included or added to an existing FAFSA for
LSUHSC-NO to receive the results.
Recently passed federal
legislation discontinues the Federal Family Educational Loan (FFEL)
program, which was based on lending through banks and other lenders. All
Federal Stafford and PLUS borrowers and schools must utilize the Federal
Direct Loan program beginning with the 2010-11 academic year.
Please complete your MPN at
PIN required is the same PIN you use to file the Free Application for
Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Select “LOUISIANA STATE UNIVERSITY HEALTH
SCIENCES CENTER – NEW ORLEANS” from the school selection pull-down. DO
NOT select “LOUISIANA STATE UNIVERSITY HEALTH SCIENCES CENTER – SCH. OF
DENTISTRY” even if you are a student at the School of Dentistry.
who borrowed Federal Direct Sub/Unsub loans at LSUHSC-NO in 2010-11 do not need to complete the online master promissory note or counseling session discussed below. Most borrowers
will obtain sufficient funding through the Federal Sub/Unsub program.
Some may need to seek additional funding through the Graduate PLUS,
Undergraduate PLUS (for parents of dependent undergraduates), or private
- Complete the Federal
Direct Loan online entrance counseling session at
A Detailed Description of the Application Process
STEP 1 Ø
Free Application for Federal Student Aid
Complete the Free
Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Students must complete a FAFSA
for each academic year they seek aid. The Department of Education and the
Financial Aid Office highly recommend filing the FAFSA on the web at
www.fafsa.ed.gov. The Department of Education
provides PIN numbers for use as electronic signatures at
File the FAFSA in January or February
to facilitate prompt processing of aid for the Fall semester.
all directions and complete all FAFSA worksheets. Many items are not
the LSUHSC New Orleans Federal School Code, 002014, in Step Six
of the FAFSA.
(Associate/Bachelors degree seekers) must follow the FAFSA to determine if
parent data is required. Students in LSUHSC Masters and Doctoral programs
are graduate/professional level and do not have to include parent data on
the FAFSA to qualify for U.S. Department of Education federal aid.
However, applicants for Health Professions Loan (DDS), Primary Care Loan
(MD), or federal extreme need scholarships must include parent data. Also,
students with low income parents should include parent data if possible.
Feel free to bring your FAFSA in for review
with your financial aid counselor, but submit your electronic or paper form
to the federal processing center.
Student Aid Report -
The Student Aid Report
(SAR) lists the results of the FAFSA filing. Contact the financial aid
office immediately if any of the follow occur.
There are errors in
Your SAR includes the
letter “C” next to the EFC figure, or
LSUHSC-NO is not
identified as a data recipient.
the SAR indicates an aid applicant is selected for verification, the
application file will not be complete for processing until the financial aid
office receives a completed
Independent Verification Worksheet
or a completed
Dependent Verification Worksheet and all required Federal Income Tax
Returns. The SAR may also identify other requirements.
The Federal Direct Sub/Unsub Loan Master Promissory Note (MPN)
The Federal Direct Sub/Unsub Loan Master Promissory Note (MPN) covers multiple academic years. Note:
minimum level enrollment for Sub/Unsub is five credits graduate, six credits
undergraduate, in a regular semester.
have already requested a Federal Sub/Unsub loan for the 2011-2012 academic
year. Use the
LSUHSC-NO Additional Amount Request Form
to request additional Federal
Sub/Unsub loan funding for the 2011-2012 academic year.
Federal Entrance Counseling
Complete the Federal Entrance Counseling