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Financial Aid

2014-15 Loan Processing for Graduate and Law Students

April 11, 2014

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  1. Complete the Financial Aid Response Form for Grad Students or the Financial Aid Response Form for Law Students
  2. If you do not already have one, you will need to create a Lewis & Clark email address.
  3. A message will be sent to your Lewis & Clark email address, after you submit the Response Form, about all the required steps to be completed for each type of aid you accepted.

Federal Perkins Loan

  • You will receive an email from with instructions on how to complete the loan processing steps.
  • Failure to complete these required steps in a timely manner may result in the cancellation of your Perkins Loan.

Federal Direct Unsubsidized Loan

  • If you have processed and received Direct Loans at LC previously, there is no further action required from you.
  • If this is your first time borrowing a Direct Loan at LC, you must:
    • Go to and sign in.
    • Complete the Entrance Interview & sign the Master Promissory Note (MPN)

Federal Direct Grad Plus

  • Go to and sign in.
  • Request a Direct PLUS Loan
  • And sign a Master Promissory Note (MPN).
    • Please allow 10-15 business days for processing time
    • Please complete all loan processing steps by:
  • April 21  if you start on May 5 (GSEC Summer Session 1)
  • June 2  if you start on June 16 (GSEC Summer Session 2)
  • July 7 if you start on July 21 (GSEC Summer Session 3)
  • July 1 if you start in the Fall Semester

For further information about the Federal Direct Loan Program, please visit or call 1-800-557-7394.