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Loan Assistance: How to Apply

  • Confirm/determine your loan eligibility, by emailing the Financial Aid office at with permission to share your eligibility calculation with the committee.
  • Complete the application form and submit your application and all supporting documents as a single PDF file.
  • Use your lefa email address and lefa password to register at "", where you will submit via If you are having trouble logging into using your LEFA address and password, as a work-around, please create a guest account using a personal e-mail address.
  • Applications are reviewed by the Selection Committee on an annual basis. The application deadline is October 1, 2015, at 9:00 am for the 2016 award.

    You will receive confirmation of your submission after the October 1 deadline.

    The only application deadline is October 1, at 9:00 am. We are unable to make exceptions to this deadline. Applicants who have questions or concerns regarding the materials needed to meet the deadline should submit the following well in advance of the October 1 deadline: a statement of where you are in the process that clearly indicates your questions and concerns, and as much of your application as you have completed. LRAP will review these materials on a case-by-case basis to advise on the feasibility of participation within the program constraints.

    No applications will be accepted after the October 1 deadline. If, after receiving your application, the Fellowship Selection Committee needs further information, you may be contacted with follow-up questions.