Longwood's Federal Title IV School Code: 003719
To determine your eligibility for all types of financial assistance (grants, loans, scholarships, and work) at Longwood, you must apply each year using the following process:
The amount of time it takes the U.S. Department of Education to process an application depends on whether the application is submitted by regular mail or through FAFSA on the Web at http://www.fafsa.gov and whether it is signed by paper or using a FSA ID as the electronic signature. Providing the processor with a current and valid e-mail on the FAFSA will also speed up the process in receiving your Student Aid Report (SAR), which includes the processed results.
The fastest way to receive results is to fill out a FAFSA on the Web application, providing a valid and current e-mail, and signing the application electronically using a U.S. Department of Education FSA ID. You should file the FAFSA by March 1, each year, prior to the academic year for which you will be enrolling. This date is not a deadline; it is a priority date and meeting it will help ensure that you are considered for the most aid available.
Note: If you/your family will not complete federal tax returns before the priority filing date, complete the FAFSA using your best estimates and make corrections after taxes are completed.
Longwood receives your FAFSA results from the processor electronically through the EDE process (Electronic Data Exchange). This program allows us to retrieve your information and make corrections electronically. You will receive a Student Aid Report after the processor receives and processes your application. You should review it and make any necessary corrections to the processor.
After we review your application results, we will request additional information as needed. You should respond to any request for additional information/clarification as quickly as possible. Failure to respond will jeopardize your being offered the best aid package for which you are eligible.
A certain number of applications are selected each year to undergo a process called "verification." If your application is selected for this review process, we will notify you of the documents you are required to submit to us. They will include a verification worksheet, tax return transcripts, and possibly other supporting information. Please do not send these documents unless we request them.
Once the application and review process is completed, an award notification will be sent to your LU email address. This notification will direct you to a web address to view the types and amounts of assistance you have been offered. Awards are made on a rolling basis as funding permits. You are responsible for accepting/rejecting the assistance offered.
Since new students have deposit deadlines to meet and may be making a college selection with financial aid as a criterion, we generally send award notifications before we perform the verification process for these students.
If the figures used to complete the FAFSA are not accurate upon review, we will have to make corrections which could affect the amount and type of aid you have been offered. If this happens, you will receive a revised award notification.
The FAFSA is a need-assessment document which is computed using prior year's income figures. There may be extenuating family circumstances which prohibit the information on the FAFSA from giving a true picture of the family's financial situation. If you have special circumstances you wish to be considered in the review of your FAFSA, send a letter to the Office of Financial Aid. DO NOT send a letter with your FAFSA to the processor. Once we have received your original FAFSA results, any allowance for special circumstances will be made by a financial aid officer. Please make sure you give us expected income for the current calendar year if you are documenting a situation that affects the base-year income; i.e., loss of employment, retirement, separation/divorce, etc.