How to apply for Financial Aid

How to Apply

Students wishing to apply for grants, loans and/or work-study programs must file the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) with the Department of Education. This is the first step in the application process - providing a federally determined degree of financial need for each student. FAFSA results are required for any student seeking financial assistance at LIT.

Students are encouraged to submit the FAFSA online. Students submitting the FAFSA online will receive email notification of tentative eligibility from the Central Processing System. The school will receive an electronic version of this report for each student selecting Lamar Institute of Technology as a preferred school. The federal school code for LIT is 036273.

When to apply

The priority deadline for financial assistance at LIT is January 15th each year. Applications for financial assistance should be submitted online and processed by the Central Processing System by January 15 for the following academic year. Processing will be done on a first-come-first served basis according to receipt of FAFSA results and individual student response to outstanding requirements. Notification of awards for eligible students will be viewable in the Self Service Banner Module. For students not meeting the priority deadline - processing will continue and awards will be made as long as funds are available. The most desirable types of aid, however, are normally expended early. Students should make every effort to meet the January 15 deadline to be eligible for additional grants.