Financial Aid Information
Financial Aid Process
Submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) online at www.StudentAid.gov to be considered for federal and state financial aid. Life University’s school code is 014170.
The 2020-2022 FAFSA can be completed beginning October 1, 2020 for the award year Summer 2021 through Spring 2022.
LIFE’s priority deadline is January 15th. This means your FAFSA must be received by the school on or before January 15. Priority ensures review of campus-based aid like Federal Work-Study and SEOG and is awarded on a first-come first-serve basis.
We strongly recommend using the IRS Data Retrieval Tool to import tax information directly from the IRS to your FAFSA.
If your FAFSA is selected by the federal government for verification, you will be required to submit Verification Documents. This will allow the Financial Aid Department to verify that the information on the FAFSA is correct. You will receive an email explaining what documents are required and be able to view in EagleNet through your Checklist.
Undergraduate Georgia residents: Submit the required GA Residency Evaluation and HOPE Evaluation forms to the Financial Aid Department. These forms can be found online at www.life.edu/financialaid/forms.
EagleNet: Log in to your self-service student portal to view any additional documents requested before your eligibility can be reviewed (by clicking on the Financial Aid tile and selecting menu option “Required Documents”). The link to EagleNet is https://fs.life.edu/adfs/ls.
Eligibility Award Letter: After your financial aid eligibility is determined, you will receive an email that your award package is ready for review. The award letter will be available in EagleNet. Make sure to read the information contained on the award letter and review your Checklist for instructions on next steps to receive the funds listed.
Complete your Federal Direct Loan requirements at www.StudentAid.gov.
Entrance Counseling- First time Direct Loan borrowers must complete (LIFE’s school code 014170)
Master Promissory Note - First time Direct Loan borrowers must complete or borrowers with expired MPN’s
Financial Aid Checklist
Financial Aid Checklist
What Can I Get?
There are three basic types of financial aid available:
Grants/Scholarships – Money given to you to use for your educational expenses. You don’t have to work for these funds or repay them.
Loans – Federal loans are borrowed through the Department of Education and private loans are borrowed through private educational agencies. All loans must be repaid according to the terms of the promissory note signed.
Work – These are part-time jobs you can do around your class schedule. You get paid every two weeks and can use these funds as needed for living expenses. You are limited to a certain amount that you can earn each quarter.
Receiving Your Funds
____ Ensure the steps listed above under “Financial Aid Process” are complete and your banking information is entered in EagleNet. This will allow any educational expense money you are eligible for to be deposited directly into your bank account by the Student Accounts Office.
____ Provided all the above has been completed, as a new student, you should receive your educational expense monies by the end of the second week of the quarter. For subsequent quarters, you should receive the monies at the beginning of the first week of the quarter.
Financial Aid Department:
Romona Cephus, FA Counselor, Romona.Cephus@LIFE.edu, (770) 426-2878
Shemeka Sanders, FA Counselor, Shemeka.Sanders@Life.edu, (770) 426-2982
Genevieve Randall, FA Counselor, Genevieve.Randall@LIFE.edu, (770) 426-2747
Michelle Nixon, Senior FA Systems Coordinator, MNixon@LIFE.edu, (770) 426-2944
Wanda McLaughlin, Assistant Director of Financial Aid, Wanda.McLaughlin@LIFE.edu, (770) 426-2877
Jessica Magazu, Director of Financial Aid, Jessica.Magazu@LIFE.edu
Financial Aid Main Number: (770) 426-2700
Financial Aid Website: www.LIFE.edu/FinancialAid
DO NOT FORGET TO CHECK EAGLENET FOR YOUR CHECKLIST AND REQUIRED DOCUMENTS.
Financial Aid Eligibility
FINANCIAL AID ELIGIBILITY
Suspension of Federal/State Aid Eligibility For Drug-Related Offenses
A student who has been convicted of any offense under federal or state law involving the possession or sale of a controlled substance is ineligible to receive any grant, loan or work assistance during the period beginning on the date of such conviction and ending after the interval specified in the following table:
||Possession of Illegal Drugs
||Sale of Illegal Drugs
||1 year from date of conviction
||2 years from date of conviction Indefinite period
||2 years from date of conviction
Convictions only count if they were for an offense that occurred during a period of enrollment for which the student was receiving Title IV aid. They do not count if the offense was not during such a period. A conviction that was reversed, set aside or removed from the student’s record does not count, nor does one received when he/she was a juvenile, unless he/she was tried as an adult.
A student whose eligibility has been suspended can resume eligibility if at least one of the following has been met:
- The student satisfactorily completes a drug rehabilitation program
- The student successfully passes two unannounced drug tests conducted by a drug rehabilitation program
- The conviction is reversed, set aside or removed from a student’s record
For additional information regarding this policy, students may reference the Federal Student Handbook Volume 1, 1-12 at www.ifap.ed.gov, or contact the Department of Financial Aid.
Financial Aid Satisfactory Academic Progress (SAP) Policy can be found in its entirety online at https://www.life.edu/satisfactory-academic-progress-sap-policy/.
The United States Department of Education and most agencies providing financial assistance require students to maintain satisfactory academic progress (SAP) in their course of study to continue receiving funding. Failure to maintain SAP will result in the loss of Federal Title IV financial aid as well as State and Institutional aid. The student’s entire academic history is evaluated to determine whether or not he/she is maintaining SAP. This evaluation is not affected by whether or not aid was previously received or whether a student has changed programs. The Federal Student Aid program regulations make no provision for the concept of academic amnesty or grade forgiveness.
Doctor of Chiropractic and Undergraduate Program
Doctor of Chiropractic (DC) and Undergraduate (UG) students will be evaluated annually at the end of each spring quarter. Students in the DC and UG programs are expected to complete at least 67% of all attempted hours with a minimum cumulative grade point average of 2.0. When students are evaluated and are not meeting SAP requirements they will become ineligible for Federal, State, and Institutional financial aid. Students may regain federal eligibility by enrolling using their own resources or alternative funding sources until they have met a cumulative 2.0 GPA and completed 67% of their courses.
Master’s students (GR) will be evaluated at the end of each quarter. Students in the GR program are expected to complete at least 67% of all attempted hours with a minimum cumulative grade point average of 3.0. GR students will be evaluated after their first (and each subsequent) quarter in the program because of the short duration of the program length. Students not meeting SAP will be placed on financial aid warning for one quarter. If at the end of their warning quarter the students are not meeting SAP they will become ineligible for Federal, State, and Institutional aid. Students may regain aid eligibility by enrolling using their own resources or alternative funding sources until they have met a cumulative 3.0 GPA and completed 67% of their courses.
Did you know?
The responsibilities of the student accounts team include but are not limited to the following:
- Tuition Payments (**due no later than second Sunday of each quarter), none payment will result in being disenrolled from your registration.
- Your time is valuable, and all payments must be made online via our online billing suite, EagleNet.
- Please log into your EagleNet portal to sign up for direct deposit under Banking Information.
The Student Accounts office is committed to providing:
- Timely Financial Aid Disbursements
- Timely disbursements of student refunds
- Administration of Payment Plans (pay your tuition over time)
- Third Party Billing (i.e. International Wires, VA Benefits, Military Tuition Assistance, State Pre-Paid Plans, & 529 College Savings Plan)
- LIFE Tuition Grants/Scholarships
- Administration of miscellaneous charges (i.e. parking and library fines)
- Tax Information, view your 1098T’s, and give your electronic consent via EagleNet
Learning Resource Center • Accessible through Student Advocacy Desk Monday–Friday (8:00 a.m.–5:00 p.m.)
Contact: StudentAccounting@LIFE.edu or (770) 426-2007
Phyllis Shropshire, Director, Student Accounts, Phyllis.Shropshire@LIFE.edu
Amiee Audette, Student Accounts Specialist, Amiee.Audettte@LIFE.edu
Brandon Buchanan, Student Accounts Coordinator, Brandon.Buchanan@LIFE.edu
LaQuasia Cherry, Collection Coordinator, Laquasia.Cherry@LIFE.edu
Student Employment Opportunities
How to Apply for Student Part Time Employment
If applying for student part time position, work study funds are not needed.
Current Student Part Time positions that are offered:
- WELLNESS CENTER: STUDENT FITNESS INSTRUCTOR AND PERSONAL TRAINER,
- GRADUATE ASSISTANT
- STUDENT SUCCESS CENTER: NOTE TAKER AND SI LEADER
***FYI: Some other PT positions may become available periodically throughout the year. Student should check our listings frequently as positions are added on a need basis.
- Go to the Life University home page: www.life.edu , select MENU
- Click on EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES under HUMAN RESOURCES
- Click on STUDENT OPPORTUNITIES
- View available part-time student positions
- Click on the position you are interested in to review the requirements and duties
- Click on the “Apply” button if you are interested in the position.
- ***If you have never applied for a position in ADP you must register.
- To register in ADP; click “REGISTER NOW” by “First Time User” and follow the prompts to set up your account. Be sure to write down your login and password, and keep it in a safe confidential place for future reference.
- If you already have a username and password proceed to apply for the position.
- Please use your Life University email address during the application process, and for all correspondence regarding employment with the university.
- Once you have reviewed and submitted the application, it will be routed to the hiring manager.
- Upon final approval, the application will be referred to Human Resources to start the employment screening process, and HR will contact you through your university email.
Federal Work-Study provides funds that are earned through part-time employment to assist in financing the costs of post-secondary education.
To determine if the student has been awarded Work-Study funds:
- Check EagleNet to determine award status.
- If funds have been awarded, the amount of funds awarded will appear on the award letter for each quarter for the entire financial aid year (summer-spring).
- Print the award letter and check the HR website to review a current listing of available Work-Study jobs. To check the HR website, go to www.LIFE.edu, click “Faculty and Staff ” at the top of the page, scroll down to Human Resources and click on “Employment.” Look to the right of the screen and click “Student Opportunities” to view all open Work-Study and part-time student positions. You must create a profile in the application: ADP in order to apply for a position. If you are currently a student worker you should have an ADP login. If not will you be required to register prior to applying for a position. If you apply for a Work-Study position, attach your award letter and resumé (resumé is optional). Both documents will be forwarded to the hiring manager. Once you have completed the application, someone from the hiring department will contact you either by phone or email.
Work-Study and Part-Time Student Employment:
- Most jobs are on campus, but there are some off the university campus.
- Jobs are hourly and range from $7.50- $15.00/hr. based on the job requirements and location. All off-campus positions pay for travel.
- Student workers cannot work more than 20 hours in a week.
- Student workers should not go over their award limit or work during scheduled class times.
- All jobs are posted as they become available.
- All positions require an interview and drug screen and some require a criminal background check.
- Students can have only one job at time.
- Students must adhere to the rules of the program.
- All positions are working positions.
Work-Study Checklist (things needed before coming to HR)
Social Security Administration
1415 Franklin Road, S.E. Marietta, GA 30067
Monday–Friday, 8:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m.
- Award Letter
- Any approved I-9 form or identification (must present actual document)
- Social Security Card (needed for payroll purposes and must present actual card with a signature)
- If you cannot locate your Social Security Card, you may apply for a new one at the following location:
If you have any questions, please call the HR department at (770) 426-2930.