New Student Financial Aid Procedures

Review the procedures below to apply for student loans listed on your financial aid award.

If you have any questions regarding the financial aid application process, please contact Richard Sigg.

Apply for loans

  1. Complete your FAFSA. Use the Mandel School Federal School Code 003137.
  2. Complete your internal financial aid Application found on your CWRU My Financial Aid portal. A CWRU Network ID is required to access this site, which you will be provided upon admission.
  3. Once the financial aid applications have been completed, an award letter will be emailed to your CWRU account that specifies your gross award amounts. 

Accept loans

  1. Complete Documents and Accept Awards (After May 15 )

    1. Accept/Decline Awards- When your Financial Aid package is ready for you to accept, you will want to accept your awards electronically via My Financial Aid. After you have accepted your awards you will also need to verify that you completed all of your loan documents.

    2. Complete Master Promissory Note through the FAFSA website. Go to Complete Aid Process. Make sure you select Case Western Reserve University – you will complete 2 documents. Complete the Unsubsidized Loan and the PLUS MPN for Graduate/Professional Students.

    3. Complete Entrance Counseling through the FAFSA website. Go to Complete Aid Process. Make sure you select the Mandel School under –Case Western Reserve University.

    4. Apply for Grad PLUS Loan through the FAFSA website. Go to Apply for Aid for Graduate/Professional Students. This is the Credit portion of the Graduate PLUS loan. Complete a Grad PLUS Loan request, the credit decision is good for 180 days. If your credit decision has expired you would just need re-apply.

    Please note: Disbursement of private loans averages 3 to 4 weeks. Please apply early if you are borrowing a private loan. If you choose a lender not on the CWRU preferred lender list, please email