How to Read Your Financial Package Letter

Written by The LCU Blogging Team on Tuesday, November 7th, 2017 in Financial Aid

FAFSA: check! College applications: check! Once you’ve submitted your FAFSA and college applications, the real fun begins.

Acceptance letters will start rolling in and are usually followed closely by a financial aid package. Remember, you will receive a financial aid package from each school where you are accepted, not directly from the “FAFSA people.” Each school prepares your financial aid package based on the results of your FAFSA.

Financial aid packages are a bit different from school to school. Here’s how to read and decipher the information you’ll receive.

Cost of Attendance

The first portion of your financial aid package will outline the Cost of Attendance or COA.

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How to Prioritize Your College Applications

Written by The LCU Blogging Team on Tuesday, October 24th, 2017 in Things to Do

There are so many things going on during your final year of high school it can seem like there’s always something that needs to get done sooner rather than later.

If you’re planning to attend college, however, it’s important to keep the college application process near the top of your to-do list, especially this fall. Applying to colleges is a process with many moving parts, but it’s important to stay on track and – should you hit a roadblock – it’s also important not to panic.

Getting started

Once you’ve determined what tasks you need to complete and created a to-do list,

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Life at LCU: Racheal Eckhert Student Spotlight

Written by The LCU Blogging Team on Tuesday, October 17th, 2017 in Student Spotlight

We’re halfway through the fall semester, and we continue to feel blessed to be surrounded by the Chaps that make this campus the way it is. Today we learn about Racheal Eckhert’s journey to becoming an LCU Chap and hear about her past few formative years on campus.

Racheal is from Richardson, TX and is pursuing a degree in Sports Psychology. She was drawn to LCU because of her love for soccer and desire to play at a collegiate level. (We couldn’t be happier that she became a Lady Chap!) She is in her final semester at LCU and plans to graduate in December 2017.

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The Differences Between Grants, Scholarships, Work-Study and Loans

Written by The LCU Blogging Team on Tuesday, October 10th, 2017 in Financial Aid, Grants, Loans, Scholarships

If you plan to apply for college financial aid, you’re certainly not alone. After all, statistics show that 85% of four-year college students receive some financial assistance to help pay for their education.

While there are a variety of ways to receive financial aid, the most common types are grants, scholarships, work-study and loans. Here’s a look at all four while highlighting the differences between them and the pros and cons associated with each.

Grants

The terms “grant” and “scholarship” are sometimes used interchangeably, but there are differences. Both grants and scholarships come from similar sources,

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How Financial Aid Works

Written by The LCU Blogging Team on Tuesday, October 3rd, 2017 in Financial Aid

One term you’ve heard throughout high school and will hear throughout your college career at Lubbock Christian University is “financial aid.” Simply put, financial aid is money that the government and other organizations lend you to help pay for college.

Your role, along with your family, is to apply for financial aid. It can be a difficult process and it’s not always easy to understand, but here’s a look at the basics of financial aid and how it works.

Sources of Financial Aid

Financial aid primarily comes from the following sources: the federal government,

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