Important Updates

On July 13, 2021, the U.S. Department of Education announced changes to Verification for the 2021-2022 award year.  Institutions are no longer required to verify the household size, number in college, or tax and income information for students selected by the Central Processing System for Verification. As a result of this waiver, Lamar University will no longer require students to submit the applicable verification documents for the 2021-2022 aid year unless needed to resolve conflicting information that has been identified by the Financial Aid Office. This waiver does not apply to the Identity/Statement of Educational Purpose and High School Completion Status under Verification Tracking Groups V4 & V5, students in these two Verification Tracking Groups are still required to submit the Identity and Statement of Educational Purpose and High School Completion Verification worksheets along with applicable documentation to receive a financial aid award.   

Updates to financial aid requirements in the self-service banner system will begin immediately to address this new guidance.  If selected for verification, please continue to monitor your self-service banner account for updates to your account.

Important Dates

August 13 | 2021-2022 Fall Disbursements begin for August 23rd Start Date

  • Aid will begin paying towards the student bill
  • You may have more than one scheduled disbursement, please check your award payment schedule on self-service banner

September 11 l 2020-2021 FAFSA Form Corrections or Updates Submission Deadline

  • The Lamar University Scholarship Application opens for the 2021-2022 academic year.

 

 

 

Special Circumstance Request

If the information filed on your 2021-2022 FAFSA does not reflect your current financial situation due to "Special Circumstances", you may submit a request to adjust the data on your FAFSA, to more accurately reflect you and/or your family's current financial situation.  Please note, approval for these request are at the discretion of the financial aid administrator.  You must be able to document your special circumstance.  

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Students are only eligible to receive financial aid for classes that count towards their degree, certificate, or other recognized credential.  With the exception of eligible remedial classes, taking classes outside of your degree or certificate program will affect your financial aid.


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