Getting started can be the toughest part, but these steps should make the process a little easier. Remember that three applications are used for your financial aid award decision: FAFSA, LeeU Admissions Application, and LeeU Scholarship Profile.

  1. FAFSA

    Complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) online beginning October 1. December 1 is the deadline for early action.

    Note to Applicants for Fall 2024: Due to the delay of the new FAFSA, the Early Action deadline for Fall 2024 enrollment is Feb. 14. Early Action candidates will receive a decision on their financial aid award by March 1, 2024.

    Steps 1 and 2 can be completed simultaneously. Please proceed to Step 2.

  2. Apply to Lee

    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 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.

    If you are a returning student and you haven’t withdrawn, there is no need to apply for admissions again. Move on to Step 3.

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  3. Scholarship Profile

    There are numerous 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.

    Other factors that may identify you as a candidate for various programs are submitted on your LeeU Scholarship Profile. Click here to sign in to Lee’s Application Portal and click “Start New” to submit your Scholarship Profile. Returning students will use Portico instead of the Application Portal to submit information for their Scholarship Profile.

    Click here to see our Endowment Scholarships page, on which various endowed scholarships are categorized by academic discipline and other factors.

  4. Financial Aid Status

    If you are a returning student, be sure to check your email for any missing documents that may be needed. New students will be contacted via mail if any documents are needed for file completion.

  5. Review Award Letter

    Review your award letter. Students who receive an award letter before May will be asked to notify us of your acceptance of the university’s aid package by May 1. This will allow aid which has been offered but not accepted by the student to be reallocated to another applicant.

  6. Financial Aid Counseling

    Financial aid counselors are available to help with any questions you may have during this process. Please feel free to contact us by phone at 423-614-8300 or email at [email protected].

    Complete the Federal Direct Loan Entrance Counseling and Master Promissory Note (MPN) online if borrowing federal loans.

  7. Private Scholarships

    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 scholarship & aid programs page as a resource.

  8. Other Loan Options

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