Receiving your Financial Aid

View your awarded financial aid on WebOPUS once our office processes your FAFSA.

FLC mails official award letters for the upcoming school year to incoming first-year students and emails them to continuing students' FLC email accounts starting in January . 

Next: Steps after viewing your financial aid reward

Accept your financial aid

Once you receive your aid award, you must read the "Terms & Conditions" and then accept (or decline) the aid on your WebOPUS account.  

Students accepting a Federal Direct Loan offer for the first time at FLC must complete loan entrance counseling and a master promissory note.

Accepting aid and completing all requirements must happen for aid to disburse.  

Aid not disbursed by the Census Date of the first term you begin the academic year may get  canceled (excluding Pell Grant and Federal Direct Loans.) 

Accept Federal Direct Parent PLUS Loan

Parents who want to borrow a Federal Direct Parent PLUS loan must:

  1. Have their student accept the Parent PLUS loan in their WebOPUS account
  2. Apply for the loan
  3. Parents who are first-time borrowers at Fort Lewis College must complete a master promissory note

Parents need to be sure they are using their FSA ID and password and not the student's FSA ID and password when completing the above steps.

Make sure you're enrolled in the right credit hours

Your credit hours affect your aid disbursement.

Undergraduates must enroll in at least 12 credit hours per term for most types of aid to be disbursed (Graduate students: 9+ credits is full-time, 6-8 is ¾ time, 4-5 is ½ time).

Undergraduates enrolling in less than 12 credit hours must notify the Financial Aid Office in writing before the term starts for their aid to disburse according to enrolled hours. If this doesn't happen, the student's aid adjusts to the credit hours they enrolled in on Census, and then the aid will disburse.  

Mark your calendar for aid disbursement

About one week before the semester begins (or once you've completed your financial aid file), financial aid will automatically apply to your bill.

Understand refunds

Our office generates a refund to the student or parent for the difference if the aid package exceeds the student's bill.  
Students can get their refunds the week before a semester begins in a direct deposit if they've already established a direct deposit or sent to their mailing address on file.