Financial Aid FAQs

You are sure to have questions about financial aid. Here are some frequently asked questions to provide answers.


Q: How do I contact the Office of Financial Aid?

Answer: The Office of Financial Aid is an important resource for you. Visit us in the Student Union Building, Suite 230, on main campus during office hours. No appointments are necessary; however, if you are visiting from out-of-town we strongly encourage you to schedule an appointment.

A list of financial aid staff and counselors, with their contact information, is available online.

General contacts:
Main phone numbers: 484-365-8000 ext. 7564 (or 7810) or toll-free 800-561-2606
Fax: 484-365-8198


Q: What is the deadline for applying for the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA)?

Answer: Because we have rolling admissions, you can apply at any time. However, students who complete a FAFSA by our priority filing date of April 1 will be considered first for financial aid.


Q: How do I apply for FAFSA?

Answer: Visit the Federal Student Aid website to apply.


Q: What is Lincoln University’s Federal School Code for the FAFSA application?

Answer: Lincoln University's Federal School Code is 003290.


Q: Can I fill out my FAFSA application just once – or do I have to reapply each year?

Answer: Your FAFSA application must be updated or renewed each academic year to continue receiving financial aid. Visit the Federal Student Aid website to submit either your new or renewal FAFSA.


Q: Do I only need to fill out a FAFSA application to apply for any type of financial aid?

Answer: No. Other types of aid, scholarships, or grants may require a separate application through the specific department or organization providing the aid.