Applying For Financial Aid

Applying For HLGU Scholarship Programs

Upon applying for admission to the college, students are automatically considered for HLGU scholarships. See the Academic/Achievement Scholarships section for descriptions of these awards.

Submitting the FAFSA

Students seeking federal financial aid should complete the Free Application for Federal Financial Aid (FAFSA) after January 1 on-line at www.fafsa.ed.gov. The HLGU federal school code is 009089 and priority submission date is July 1 for fall admission and November 1 for spring admission for traditional students. For Missouri student’s, the FAFSA must be submitted by April 1 for state grants.

After your FAFSA has been submitted you will receive a Student Aid Report (SAR) in the mail or by e-mail within a few weeks. You will need to review your information for accuracy. If any changes need to be made you can make these. If you list Hannibal-LaGrange University’s Title IV School code (009089), your FAFSA information will be received by our Financial Aid Office. This information allows us to determine your financial aid and send you an award letter. Your award letter will be mailed to the address given on your FAFSA. This letter will consist of HLGU scholarships, grants, loans, and work study. Your Admissions Office Representative will contact you to discuss your award letter to see if you have any questions.

Selected for Verification

Each year the Department of Education requires review on at least 30% of all FAFSA applications. Students will be notified that they have been selected for verification on their SAR as well as a verification letter sent by HLG’s Financial Aid Office. This verification letter will state what items are needed for verification. Please see list below. It is encouraged to submit all paperwork at the same time. Financial Aid awards will not be finalized until the HLGU Financial Aid Office has completed the student’s verification.

If you have questions, please call 573-629-3279. All forms are to be mailed by July 1 for fall admission or November 1 for spring admission to:

Hannibal-LaGrange University
Financial Aid Office
2800 Palmyra Road
Hannibal, MO 63401

Tax Transcript Options

FAFSA Correction Using the IRS Data Retrieval Process

This process is available to the student and/or parent tax filer within 2 weeks after electronically filing your 2013 Federal income tax return (6-8 weeks if the tax return is filed by paper) and paying your IRS tax liability, if applicable. This is the fastest, easiest and most accurate way to include your final 2013 Federal income tax information on the FAFSA application.

1. Go to www.fafsa.gov
2. Log into your FAFSA record.
3. Select “Make FAFSA Corrections”.
4. Navigate to the Financial Information section of the form for the student (all students) and parent (dependent students).
5. Follow the instructions to determine if you are eligible to use the IRS Data Retrieval Tool to transfer the 2013 IRS income tax information into your 14-15 FAFSA.

IRS Tax Return Transcript Request Process

2013 Federal income tax filers (students and parents) who elect not to use the IRS Data Retrieval Process or do not qualify to use the IRS Data Retrieval Process must submit an IRS Tax Transcript to the financial Aid Office. To request a transcript free of charge from the IRS, select one of the following methods. Your 2013 Federal income tax return must be accepted by the IRS and you must pay your 2013 IRS tax liability, if applicable, before you can request a transcript.

1. Go to www.irs.gov
2. In the Tools Section of the homepage, click on “Get Transcript for My Tax Records”.
3. You may click on the “Get Transcription ONLINE” box and follow the instructions that will allow you to print out 2013 return transcript(s) immediately OR
4. You may click on the “Get Transcript by Mail” box and Enter the tax filer’s Social Security Number, date of birth, street address, and zip code. (Be sure to use the address currently on file with the IRS). Click continue; In the type of Transcript drop-down box choose, “Return Transcript” and in the Tax Year drop-down box, select “2013”. If successfully validated, tax filers can expect to receive paper IRS Tax Transcript(s) in the mail within 5-10 days.

** If you are unable to obtain the required 2013 Federal Tax Return Transcript(s) by using one of the above methods you will need to contact the IRS at 1-800-829-1040 or visit your local Internal Revenue Service Office to obtain a copy.

Process for Non-Tax Filers

Students and parents who are not required to file a 2013 Federal income tax return must submit copies of their 2013 W-2 forms to confirm income earned from work. If no income was earned, please check the appropriate box on the front of this worksheet.

Contact Information

Office of Financial Aid

Business Hours

Monday - Thursday
8:00 am - 5:00 pm
8:00 am - 4:00 pm