Financial Aid for Graduate and Seminary

The Financial Aid Office is here to help as you consider the cost of your education. Together, we’ll explore which funding sources match your eligibility and need. We’ll also help you complete all the necessary paperwork and answer any questions you may have. We’re here to put your financial worries to rest.

How To Apply for Financial Aid

You should know LBC is a great value compared to many other accredited Christian and secular independent colleges. We keep tuition costs below the national average, while delivering a purposeful, Bible-centered education. Above all, have faith. You can afford it!

2017-18 Early FAFSA Q & A

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When will I be able to file the 2017-18 FAFSA?

Beginning October 1, 2016, the FAFSA will be available to file for the 17-18 academic year. This will give families more time to file the FAFSA than in the past. The 17-18 academic year pertains to periods of enrollment beginning after July 1, 2017.

Which tax year information will I report on the 2017-18 FAFSA?

You will use 2015 tax information to complete the 2017-18 FAFSA. You will NOT need to provide tax data from 2016. This applies to both student/spouse income information and parental income information for dependent students.

How will the IRS Data Retrieval Tool be helpful with this change?

The IRS Data Retrieval Tool will be available to download tax information directly from the IRS. Since 2015 tax data will already be filed, this should be easier to use and result in fewer errors and reduced verification.

What if my income has dropped since I filed 2015 taxes?

If you have experienced a reduction in income, please contact the LBC Financial Aid Office at You may qualify to complete a special circumstance request form.

How will I report family size and number in college?

Family size and number in college will still be reported based on the projected award year ahead. For example, if you are completing the 17-18 FAFSA, you will report the number in college during the fall 2017 and spring 2018 semesters. Assets are reported as of the date you file the FAFSA.

Which FAFSA do I need to complete if I am enrolling in classes during the winter or spring of 2017?

The 2016-17 FAFSA is required for periods of enrollment from July 1, 2016 through June 30, 2017. If a student is enrolling in classes during this time period, the 16-17 FAFSA should be completed.

Steps to Get Started...

  • STEP 1 - Create your FSA ID
    Watch this video to help you understand how to create your Federal Student Aid ID that you will use throughout your educational experience. Make sure to save your user name and password for future use.

Create my FSA ID

  • STEP 2 - Complete your Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) as soon as possible after October 1. Lancaster Bible College's federal school code is 003285.

Submit Your FAFSA

Resources for FAFSA Assistance

» "Seven Easy Steps to the FAFSA. A student's guide to the Free Application for Federal Student Aid." » How to Use the IRS Data Retrieval Tool on the FAFSA.

Eligibility Requirements

  • Must complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) each year.
  • Must comply with Capital's academic progress standards.
  • Must not be in default on an educational loan and must not owe a repayment on an adjusted federal grant.
  • Must be enrolled in an eligible degree program.
  • Must be enrolled at least half-time (six credits for undergraduate, three credits or above for graduate education).
  • If male and age 18-25, must be registered for Selective Service.
  • Must be a citizen or eligible non-citizen with a valid Social Security number.
  • Must have a high school diploma.

Questions about Financial Aid?

Please contact the Financial Aid Office at: or call at 717.560.8254.

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