Graduate Student Application Process

Applications & Forms

Find financial aid applications and documents here.

Apply Online

To ensure that you receive email notification of your Financial Aid eligibility, complete steps 1–2 as early as possible. Respond to any additional requests from CLU within 30 days.

1. File Your FAFSA

Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) as soon as possible. Make sure to list CLU’s school code 001133. This application determines your eligibility for the low-interest Federal Stafford Loan and enables you to be considered for certain scholarships and grants depending on your program.

2. Graduate Financial Aid Application

Complete the Graduate Financial Aid Application online.

Once you receive notification to your email account that your award is ready to view, continue with these steps:

3. Accept or Decline Your Award

It is CLU policy that students are responsible for accepting or declining each component of their Financial Aid Awards. Please Accept or Decline each award listed in WebAdvisor. If you would like to change your decision at a later date on a particular award, please contact the Financial Aid Office.

4. Federal Stafford Loan Process

If you accept a Federal Stafford Loan, you must complete the loan process which includes Entrance Counseling and a Master Promissory Note.

5. Federal Graduate PLUS Loan Application

If you accept a Federal Graduate PLUS Loan, you must complete a loan application (requires credit check). If credit is approved, you must complete the loan process (Entrance Counseling and Master Promissory Note).