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Financial Aid

Summer 2014 Loan Processing for Graduate Students

April 11, 2014

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  1. Complete the Financial Aid Response Form for Grad 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 (Summer Session 1)
  • June 2  if you start on June 16 (Summer Session 2)
  • July 7 if you start on July 21 (Summer Session 3)

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