Applying for Aid

Apply for financial aid in five steps. 

Remember, you must re-apply every year you wish you receive assistance.

Step 1: Create an FSA ID

With a unique FSA ID, you can apply for Financial Aid online. You only need to register once.

Step 2: Complete and submit your Free Application for Federal Student Aid, or FAFSA on or after October 1. Touro College Los Angeles’ code: 041425

Because funding is limited for some aid packages, you should make every effort to file your FAFSA as early in the year as possible. You can submit the FAFSA online at www.fafsa.ed.gov, electronically by the financial aid staff at Touro College or by sending a paper FAFSA or Renewal FAFSA via the mail to the federal processing center. If you preferring a paper FAFSA, contact the Department of Education to request one.

Some helpful resources:
How to video on completing your 2017-2018 FAFSA
How to video on completing your 2018-2019 FAFSA
How to video on IRS Data Retrieval Tool for FAFSA 
Ordering an IRS Tax Transcript

Step 3: CA Residents: Submit your verified GPA form. 

Submit your verified GPA form to the California Student Aid Commission by March 2. To be considered for a Cal Grant, you need to have submitted a FAFSA and a verified GPA form. 

Step 4: Once your FAFSA has been processed, we will send you an award letter clarifying the types of aid for which you are eligible.

Contact us with any questions.

Step 5: If taking out a loan, you must complete a Master Promissory Note (MPN).

The MPN is a legally binding agreement stating you agree to repay your loans to the Department of Education. Your financial aid counselor can provide you with one.

Receiving Aid

The Financial Aid office will initiate your loans and the Bursar will disburse your funds each term.

We’ll let you know of any entrance and exit tests you must take, or additional eligibility requirements.

Because funding is limited on many types of aid, students who wish to receive the best financial aid package available are urged to file their FAFSAs as early in the year as possible. The priority deadline for Touro financial aid is May 1 of the previous academic year. After the deadline, Touro financial aid is available on a first-come, first-served basis, based on the date all required supporting documents are received by the Financial Aid Office. Students who have not completed their financial aid application before the semester begins must pay full tuition to begin classes. Any financial aid they receive once they have completed the application process will be refunded to them or applied to their second semester’s tuition.