Admitted Graduate: Next Steps



  1. APPLY FOR FINANCIAL AID [ + ]

    If you wish to receive Federal Student Aid, please complete a FAFSA online at www.fafsa.ed.gov. Our school code is 001707. Please contact the Financial Aid Office directly at (815) 836-5263 or via email at finaid@lewisu.edu.


  2. ACCESS YOUR FINANCIAL AID AWARD [ + ]

    Use the myLewis portal for review of all financial aid documents and awards. In order to receive your Federal loan and/or Federal work study you must accept those awards in your myLewis portal. NOTE: You should have received a letter from the Office of Graduate Admission with your username and password.


  3. SEND YOUR FINAL TRANSCRIPT(S) [ + ]

    Official transcripts from each institution attended are required. If you’ve completed coursework at more than one university, you will need to send in transcripts from all institutions attended.


  4. REGISTER FOR CLASSES [ + ]

    Please be sure to consult your advisor for registration and curriculum information before you register. Most students will self-register on the myLewis Portal. Courses available to you can be found in the current Lewis University schedule, along with registration instructions.


  5. SET UP/PAY TUITION [ + ]

    Billing for tuition and fees is generated as soon as you register for class. Tuition is due prior to the beginning of each new semester, unless you have employer reimbursement.

    • The Employer Deferred Billing Form (submitted just once prior to start of first term) should be received by Pam Maciulewicz, Lewis University Bursar, prior to beginning classes.

    • The Employer Deferred Billing Form is available on the Bursar webpage. Please contact the University Bursar’s office directly at (815) 836-5283 for assistance with all billing matters.

  6. GET YOUR PARKING PASS AND STUDENT ID [ + ]

    Please contact the Romeoville Campus Security Office at (815) 836-5222 to receive a parking pass and student photo ID. See your Regional Campus Director for specific details regarding parking, building access, and the usage of computers and other facilities.


  7. SUBMIT YOUR IMMUNIZATION RECORDS [ + ]

    All students enrolled in six or more credit hours (two or more classes per semester) at the Romeoville campus must provide evidence of current immunizations to the Center for Health and Counseling Services.

    IMMUNIZATION POLICY

    The Illinois College Student Immunization Act requires ALL students born after January 1, 1957 enrolled in six (6) or more credit hours on the Romeoville campus to provide written evidence of current immune status with respect to certain communicable diseases. Documentation must be submitted to campus Health Services by September 1 for Fall classes and by February 1 for Spring classes. Students not in compliance by or before the deadline will have a Medical Hold for future class registration and cannot add, drop or make any schedule changes until compliance is met. Students who are not compliant by the grace period, 1st week in October (for Fall classes) or the 1st week of March (for Spring classes),  will also have a non-refundable $50 late fee assessed.

    More details about immunization requirements can be found on the Immunization History Form. Students and parents can contact the Health Center with any other questions at (815) 836-5455, Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.


  8. PREPARE FOR CLASS [ + ]

    You can find the dates for the first day of classes, finals, and everything in between on the Lewis Academic Calendar.  Graduate students are strongly encouraged to prepare for their first day of classes by accessing the course syllabi on Blackboard.

    Still have questions?
    If you need clarification or have any questions about these items, please contact your Admission Counselor at (815) 836-5610 or at grad@lewisu.edu. If you need assistance with the myLewis portal please contact your advisor. For all other portal errors contact the IT department (815) 836-5950.