This guide will take you through the steps of how to apply for financial aid and receive an award letter. Call us at 1-800-EVANGEL (382-6435) if you have questions.
The priority deadline for Financial Aid is March 1 for Fall semesters and November 1 for Spring semesters. FAFSAs will be accepted after these dates, but available aid may be limited.
To begin the financial aid process, start by clicking the “FAFSA” drop-down tab below.
The FAFSA uses a formula to determine how much aid you can receive based on your annual expected family contribution (EFC). After your EFC has been determined, a financial aid Award Letter will be generated and mailed to you. This award letter will list the types and amounts of financial assistance that you have qualified for.
Step-by-step instructions for completing the FAFSA:
- Visit the FAFSA website and register for your confidential pin number. Allow 1-3 business days for your PIN to be emailed to you.
- Once you have your PIN, complete the FAFSA and submit it for processing. Use school code 002463 to have your FAFSA sent to Evangel University.
- You will receive notification that your FAFSA has been received and in this notification you will receive your Student Aid Report (SAR). Please review this for accuracy. If necessary, make corrections on your FAFSA and submit the changes. If you need assistance with this, please contact the US Department of Education at 1-800-FED-AID (1-800-433-3243).
Please note: We encourage families to complete the FAFSA online because the online version saves your information from year to year and takes 2-3 days to process. Completing a paper version of the FAFSA can take up to 8 weeks to process.
FAFSA policy: According to University policy, students are required to complete a FAFSA each year in order to receive institutional aid.
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You may be selected for verification by the Department of Education.
Verification Worksheet for Dependent Students
Verification Worksheet for Independent Students
* Please Note: Fill out the verification worksheet according to the year of FAFSA you filled out.
Paperwork should be faxed to (417) 575-5478 or mailed to:
Student Financial Services
1111 N Glenstone Ave
Springfield, MO 65802
Phone: 417-865-2815 Ext. 7300
- Award Letter
An award letter is an offer of financial aid that the student has been awarded for the upcoming academic year. It lists the scholarships, awards, grants and federal loans that the student has been awarded and breaks the award amounts down by semester.
Award letters are mailed out by the Financial Aid Coordinator, once the FAFSA has been received and processed by the Student Financial Services office. The information is also available to view on the student’s “My Financial Aid” page. To access this page, select “My Financial Aid” from the menu at the left of the screen.
If the financial aid that was listed on the award letter is not enough to bridge the gap between their personal contribution and the cost of attendance, the student can contact their financial aid counselor for information about other financial aid options.
Sample Award Letter (pdf)
- Grants, Scholarships, Work Study and Loans
Grants are awarded funds that do not have to be repaid. Most grants are awarded based on financial need.
Scholarships are awarded for superior performance in various areas. Find a scholarship at Evangel or search for an external scholarship to find awards that may not need to be repaid.
Loans: Funds awarded that need to be repaid. These include Direct, Perkins, EUSL, PLUS, and private loans.
Federal Work-Study: Opportunity to obtain employment for a specified number of hours on campus or in the community.
- Financial Registration
Financial Registration is completed through the student portal prior to the start of each fall, spring and summer semester. All students must financially register for each semester they attend. Students are not considered officially enrolled for the semester until their Financial Responsibility Agreement has been signed and a payment, if necessary, has been made.
The Financial Registration portion of the registration checklist opens approximately three weeks prior to the beginning of each semester. The financial registration dates for each term are posted on the student portal. Students who do not complete financial registration during the specified open dates must complete their registration in person and will be charged a $100 late registration fee.
Financial Registration includes:
1. Completing a Financial Responsibility Agreement
- Minor students (under 18 years of age) – The Financial Responsibility Agreement must be signed by the student’s parent or legal guardian. Contact Abi Lackrone for more information.
- Dual enrollment – If a student is enrolled in more than one of the following terms: undergraduate, graduate or professional studies, he/she must manually sign a Financial Responsibility Agreement. Contact Abi Lackrone for more information.
- Off Campus Study – If a student is participating in OCS, he/she must register in person with a billing advisor. Contact Krista Eddington for more information.
2. Making any required payment on the semester balance. Payment methods:
- Visa, MasterCard, Discover payments accepted online during specified registration dates only.
- American Express payments accepted by phone or in person.
- Personal checks, money orders and cashiers checks are accepted by mail or in person.
- Cash payments are accepted in person by the cashier.