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Apply for Financial Aid

Your Lincoln University degree is within reach. Let our Student Financial Services team help you with your finances and remove financial barriers .

Lincoln University FAFSFA CODE: 002479

You have taken the first step - commiting to attend Lincoln University to pursue your degree and career goals. There are a variety of ways to pay for your education. 

Federal Student Aid offers three types of financial aid.

  • Grants: Financial aid that generally doesn’t have to be repaid.

  • Loans: Borrowed money for college or career school; your loans must be repaid with interest.

  • Work-Study: A federal work program through which undergraduates and graduate students at participating schools earn money to help pay for school.

Completing the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA®) form allows you to be considered for federal student aid. Lincoln University uses the FASFA® to award grants, scholarships, and loans. But, since aid is limited, you have to meet the deadlines! For priority consideration, submit your application by Feb. 1, 2024.  


In the Know: Federal Student Aid

Before you begin, we highly recommend checking out Federal Student Aid's Fafsa4caster. This tool allows you and your family to plan for your college expenses by estimating your eligibility for federal financial aid, including grants, which will decrease the time it takes to complete your FAFSA.

Overview of the Financial Aid Process

  • Your Social Security number (it’s important that you enter it correctly on the FAFSA form!)

  • Your parents’ Social Security numbers if you are a dependent student

  • Your driver’s license number if you have one

  • Your Alien Registration number if you are not a U.S. citizen

  •  Federal tax information, tax documents, or tax returns, including IRS W-2 information, for you (and your spouse, if you are married), and for your parents if you are a dependent student:

    • IRS Form1040
    • Foreign tax return or IRS Form 1040-NR
    • Tax return for Puerto Rico, Guam, American Samoa, the U.S. Virgin Islands, the Marshall Islands, the Federated States of Micronesia, or Palau


  • Records of your untaxed income, such as child support received, interest income, and veterans noneducation benefits, for you, and for your parents if you are a dependent student

  • Information on cash; savings and checking account balances; investments, including stocks and bonds and real estate (but not including the home in which you live); and business and farm assets for you and for your parents if you are a dependent student

    Learn more here

We strongly recommend you create your account before starting your FAFSA form. Your account username and password combination, called your FSA ID, gives you access to certain information online and allows you to sign your FAFSA® form and promissory notes electronically. While you can get your FSA ID as you’re completing the FAFSA form online, getting it ahead of time and using it to fill out the FAFSA form on cuts down on errors and delays.


Your depency status determines whose information you must report when you fill out the FAFSA®


Visit to Learn More About Dependency Status

Learn More About Special Circumstances

At any time since you turned age 13, were both your parents deceased, were you in foster care, or were you a dependent or ward of the court?

This is question 52 on the Free Application for Federal Student Aid(FAFSA®) PDF.

Select the box if at any time since you turned age 13, you

  • had no living parent (biological or adoptive), even if you’re now adopted;

  • were in foster care, even if you’re no longer in foster care as of today; or

  • were a dependent or ward of the court, even if you’re no longer a dependent or ward of the court as of today.

Learn More About Special Circumstances

You believe you have a special circumstance and are unable to provide parental information. Your special circumstance may be one of the following possibilities:

  • You're unable to provide parental information.

  • You're homeless or at risk of being homeless.

  • You're seeking an unsubsidized loan only.


Mobile App

You can also fill out the FAFSA form in the myStudentAid mobile app, available on the App Store (iOS) or Google Play (Android).


Then, the easiest way to complete your FAFSA and apply for aid is to log in at and apply online. When you fill out your FAFSA, you'll need to include Lincoln's school code. That code is 002479.

Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). 


If you'd prefer to complete your FAFSA by hand, you can download and print the 2022-23 FAFSA PDF, or request a print-out by calling 1-800-4-FED-AID (1-800-433-3243) or 334-523-2691 (TTY for the deaf or hard of hearing 1-800-730-8913). Fill out your form, then mail it to:

Federal Student Aid Programs
P.O. Box 4692
Mt. Vernon, IL


The SAR is a summary of the FAFSA data you submitted. You (the student) will get your SAR within three days to three weeks after you submit your FAFSA form. Look over your SAR carefully, make sure you didn’t make a mistake on your FAFSA form, and make corrections to your FAFSA data if necessary. Find out more about the SAR, its purpose, how the method you use to file your FAFSA form determines when you’ll get the SAR, and what you should do with the SAR.


Start the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA®)

Lincoln University FASFA® Code: 002479

Contact Us

Lincoln University
Office of Student Financial Services
820 Chestnut Street, 103 Young Hall
Jefferson City, MO 65101
Phone: (573) 681-6156*
Fax: (573) 681-5871

Office Hours:
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM, Monday - Friday

Summer Session Office Hours:
Monday - Thursday: 7:30 AM - 6:00 PM, Friday: CLOSED

*We have implemented an automated message to better assist students/parents when contacting our office.  There are several menu options, please listen closely to the items.  If one is not stated that will assist you, please press #0 for a customer service representative.

The 2024-25 FAFSA is now available. Click here to read more.