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Information for Current Students

Financial aid information for Linfield College is available in the College Catalog. The Catalog will give you all the necessary information regarding loans, scholarships, need-based grants, and requirements to maintain financial aid or you can view the various financial aid programs by navigating through them on our Financial Aid Menu.  Linfield's Cost of Attendance for 2014-2015 includes Tuition, Fees, Room, Board, Books and Supplies, Personal and Transportation, as well as Loan Fees for student's borrowing a Federal Direct Stafford Loan.  Should you or your family have special circumstances, please contact our office for any extenuating circumstnaces you would like our office to consider.  In order to prepare your financial aid award, the Office of Financial Aid has the following process outlined below for continuing Linfield students attending the McMinnville campus.

2014-2015 Procedures for Continuing Students:

The Office of Financial Aid sends continuing students correspondence to their Linfield email in December annually outlining the steps to renew their financial aid at Linfield. Parents/Guardians of continuing students will receive a mailed newsletter in December, which includes the renewal steps for their undergraduate students’ financial aid process.

  1. Complete your Linfield Application for Financial Aid (LAFA) under the Financial Aid tab on WebAdvisor
  2. Complete your 2014-2015 FAFSA at www.fafsa.gov
  3. Beginning in March, the Office of Financial Aid will begin communicating with you via your Linfield email account notifying you of any documentation that is required to complete your financial aid file, one courtesy letter is sent via USPS, and reminder notices will be sent to your Linfield email account
  4. Submit all documents requested by the Office of Financial Aid to complete your financial aid file, financial aid forms may be found by scrolling down below or by navigating to the Financial Aid Forms page on the Financial Aid Menu.  Scroll down to view the Verification process
  5. Once the Office of Financial Aid has received all required documentation, you will be sent an email to your Linfield account beginning in May with instructions for reviewing your 2014-2015 award letter, also called your Certification and Award Acceptance Letter, which you will be able to view under the Financial Aid tab on WebAdvisor
  6. After reviewing your financial aid award on WebAdvisor, click on the "Accept or reject my financial aid awards" under the Financial Aid tab in WebAdvisor to accept or reject the financial aid offered to you for 2014-2015
  7. The Office of Financial Aid will review after spring semester 2014 that you have maintained Satisfactory Academic Progress
  8. Update your FASFA once you have filed your federal taxes for 2013 utilizing the IRS Data Retrieval Tool (DRT) process within FAFSA on the Web.  Scroll down for IRS DRT instructions
  9. Financial aid will be disbursed electronically for eligible students at the beginning of each semester (Fall and Spring) onto your student account.  Although, Federal Pell Grant funds will not be disbursed until after the census date of each semester.  Students can view their student account transactions on WebAdvisor under the Financial Profile tab, click on "Financial Statement."  Students attending on a full-time basis are required to be enrolled in at least 12 credits per semester to be eligible for Linfield scholarships, grants and federal student aid

Verification

If you have been selected for the process of Verification this means the federal government is requesting that we compare the information you submitted on your FAFSA with specific required documentation you submit to Linfield's Office of Financial Aid.  Our office will be notified from the federal government as to which FAFSA information we are required to verify on your behalf.  You will be notified from our office beginning with a missing information letter mailed via USPS, and an email to your Linfield email address as to which documents are required to be submitted to our office.  Students will receive automatic reminders to their Linfield email.  Dependent students required to report parent information on their FAFSA must provide information for themselves, and their parent(s).  Married students are required to provide information about themselves as well as their spouse’s information.   View Linfield Financial Aid Forms on our Financial Aid Menu.  You will need to download and print these PDF forms required. Adobe Acrobat Reader is required to view them. Fill them out completely and don’t forget your signature and submit them to the Office of Financial Aid at Linfield.  The Office of Financial Aid will verify the accuracy of the completed FAFSA with the required documentation, and if there are any differences Linfield will submit corrections back into the federal processor and the student will receive an updated FAFSA reflecting the corrections. Below are the following items that Linfield may be required to verify, this list is not all inclusive, as Linfield must resolve any conflicting information:

  • Adjusted gross income (AGI) 
  • U.S. income tax paid 
  • Education credits 
  • Untaxed portions of IRA distributions 
  • Untaxed portions of pensions 
  • IRA deductions and payments 
  • Tax exempt interest income 
  • Income earned from work 
  • Number of household members 
  • Number in college 
  • Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP, formerly food stamps) 
  • Child support paid 
  • High school completion status 
  • Identity/statement of educational purpose 
  • Other untaxed income:
    • Payments to tax-deferred pension and savings 
    • Child support received 
    • Housing, food and other living allowances paid to members of the military, clergy and others 
    • Veterans noneducation benefits 
    • Other untaxed income 
    • Money received or paid on the student’s behalf

For federal tax filers, we recommend that you utilize the IRS Data Retrieval Tool (DRT) process within your FAFSA on the Web.  Alternately, if you are unable to utilize the IRS DRT, you may obtain a copy of your 2013 IRS Tax Return Transcript PDF from the IRS at http://www.irs.gov/transcript.   Another method to obtain your IRS Tax Return Transcript is to call the IRS toll free at 1-800-908-9946 to order one to be mailed to you.  Visit the IRS for other federal tax forms.

For nonfederal tax filers and federal tax filers that have earned income we are required to collect copies of your 2013 W-2 Statements.  If the student is married, we also must collect 2013 W-2 Statements for your spouse, or if you are Dependent on your FAFSA, we must collect 2013 W-2 Statements for your parent(s).  If you have misplaced your 2013 W-2 Statements, you can obtain a PDF of your Wage and Income Transcript from the IRS at http://www.irs.gov/transcript.

Instructions for transferring your federal IRS tax information into your FAFSA using the IRS Data Retrieval Tool within your FAFSA on the Web (FOTW):

  • Login to FOTW at www.fafsa.gov 
  • Once you are in your FOTW, select that you are making corrections – “Make FAFSA Corrections” 
  • Navigate to the “Financial Information” tab, as you will want to correct the FAFSA question regarding your IRS income tax completion from “I will file...” to “I have already completed my return” and by changing your answer FOTW will initiate the IRS Data Retrieval Tool process for you to complete 
  • Follow the instructions provided within FOTW and the IRS sites. You can choose to transfer your information into the FAFSA, if you’re eligible to do so, once you have provided the IRS with your tax filing status and address and the IRS matches your information up with their records 
  • After you complete the IRS Data Retrieval steps within the IRS, navigate back into your FOTW and review the corrections you are about to submit to the federal processor 
  • Sign your FOTW with your PIN, and submit the corrections. Be sure to receive your confirmation number for your records 
  • Your corrections will be electronically submitted to Linfield, if you have provided Linfield’s federal school code of 003198 on your FAFSA


Forms you may need:

If you are a current student you may locate your financial aid forms below or on our Financial Aid Forms page:

Federal Tax Forms
Consent for Release Form (FERPA) within WebAdvisor

File Name

File Type

2014-2015 Dependent Verification Worksheet

PDF

2014-2015 Independent Verification Worksheet

PDF

2014-2015 Dependent Child Support Paid Verification

PDF

2014-2015 Independent Child Support Paid Verification 

PDF

2014-2015 Dependent SNAP Verification

PDF

2014-2015 Independent SNAP Verification

PDF

2014-2015 Request for Special Circumstances

PDF

Parent PLUS Loan Request Form

PDF

Adobe Acrobat Reader is required to view some of the forms above.  Tips: Download and print the pdf forms. Fill them out completely.  Don’t forget your signature.

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You may submit the forms in one of the following ways:

Mail to:
Linfield College Office of Financial Aid Unit A484
900 SE Baker Street
McMinnville, OR 97128

FAX to 503-883-2486

E-mail to the Office of Financial Aid at: finaid@linfield.edu

Questions? E-mail Financial Aid at: finaid@linfield.edu or call toll free at 888.471.2225