Financial Aid

Mission Statement

The mission of the Financial Aid Office is to serve with excellence, counsel with integrity, and empower families with knowledge regarding the availability of financial aid resources.

We commit to provide scholastic programming to assist students in financing their educational goals and to equip them with knowledge regarding how current choices will affect their lives beyond the college experience.

We strive to utilize effective business practices, minimize complex processes, maximize efficiency, and ensure compliance in order to provide an optimal experience while recognizing the individuality and value of each person.

We seek to accomplish this by conducting ourselves in the utmost professional manner and through a personal commitment to Jesus Christ our Savior.

Financial Aid Office

PO Box 3450
Cleveland, TN 37320-3450
(423) 614-8300 or
Fax: (423) 614-8308
Monday - Friday 9:00 AM to 4:00 PM EST
Tuesday and Thursday - Closed for Chapel
10:30 AM to 11:30 AM EST

Financial Aid Application Process

Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) online beginning October 1.
Admission to Lee University is based on the completion of an official application and evidence that you possess the qualities needed for satisfactory achievement in terms of character, ability, academic foundation, purpose, and personality. The university admits students regardless of your race, color, national origin, religious preference, or disability. To be eligible for admission, you must have received a diploma from an approved high school or a passing score on a GED test. Acceptance is based upon discernible qualities and potential without reference to any perceived notion of an ideal class. Apply Here
There are various named scholarships available at Lee University. The type of funding you receive is determined by a variety of factors that may include your financial aid eligibility, income level, student status, and/or grade point average. Apply for Lee scholarships and Endowment Scholarship application (see list of Endowed-Scholarships) between November 15 and February 1 online.
Check on the status of your financial aid and submit any additional documents if necessary.

Review your award letter.

Complete the Federal Direct Loan Entrance Counseling and Master Promissory Note (MPN) online if borrowing federal loans.
Apply for private scholarships from your high school, employer (and parents’ employer), church, community, organizations with which you are involved, and online. Please use our private scholarship page as a resource.
Other Loan Options: Apply beginning June 1 to cover any remaining balance.
  • Apply for the Direct PLUS Loan for Parents or Graduate PLUS (for graduate students) online.  For help completing the Direct PLUS Loan for Parents application, see instructions here.
  • Alternative/Private loans online (or with the lender of your choice)

Fill out your FAFSA Today!

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